Baker Academic Spring 2023 Catalog


God the Creator The Old Testament and the World God Is Making Ben C. Ollenburger This volume captures the Old Testament’s celebration of God the Creator and the Creator’s relentless efforts to bring the world into harmony with God’s intentions. “Ollenburger synthesizes and expands his career-long investigation of biblical concepts of creation. Taking the Creator God as its touchstone, this book articulates a concise biblical theology. Highly recommended.” —C. CLIFTON BLACK, Princeton Theological Seminary “ God the Creator is the magnum opus of a mature scholar and teacher, the loving product of years of study, teaching, and reflection. A must-read for seminarians, ecologists, pastors, church groups, and anyone seeking an encounter with the Creator God.” —KATHLEEN M. O’CONNOR, Columbia Theological Seminary (emerita) “A careful, informed study from a master theologian.” —M. DANIEL CARROLL R. (RODAS), Wheaton College and Graduate School “In this deeply researched and accessible volume, Ollenburger demonstrates the breadth of biblical reflection on the God who creates, protects, and sustains the world and its inhabitants. A splendid contribution that will amply enrich its readers.” —BEVERLY ROBERTS GAVENTA, Princeton Theological Seminary (emerita) “Ollenburger serves as a trustworthy and engaging tour guide for specialists and laypeople alike.” —JACKIE WYSE-RHODES, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary

APRIL 2023 • 256 pp. • paper • $25.99 • 9780801048661

Ben C. Ollenburger (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is pro- fessor emeritus of biblical theology at the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS), where he has taught since 1987. Prior to AMBS, he taught for seven years at Princeton Theological Seminary. Ollenburger has written or edited numerous books, including Old Testament Theology: Flowering and Future and the New Interpreter’s Bible commentary on Zechariah.



1. God’s World at Peace: Genesis 1 2. From Virtually Nothing to the Garden of God: Genesis 2 3. From God’s Peaceful Garden to Peace Divinely Disturbed: Genesis 3:1–11:9 4. “In Primeval Days”: Creation Texts before the Bible 5. “Who Is the King of Glory?”: God the Creator in the Psalms 6. “The Lord by Wisdom Founded the Earth”: God the Creator in Wisdom Literature 7. Royal Theology: God the Creator in Isaiah 8. “Who Treads the Heights of the Earth”: God the Creator in the Prophets after Isaiah 9. Rearranging the World: God the Creator in Zechariah and Daniel 10. God the Creator beyond the Old Testament Indexes


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