SPECIAL TOPIC: SALVATION (OT Term)

This term (BDB 447) has several connotations.

1. welfare, prosperity, Job 30:15

2. divine salvation which encompasses both physical and spiritual aspects

a. Gen. 49:18

b. Deut. 32:15

c. Ps. 3:2,8; 22:1; 35:3; 62:2; 69:29; 70:5; 78:22; 80:3; 89:26; 91:16; 106:4; 140:7

d. Isa. 12:2; 33:2; 51:6,8; 52:7,10; 56:1; 59:11; 60:18; 62:1

3. the idea of physical and spiritual deliverance is clearly present in Jonah 2:9-10

4. often "rejoicing" is related to YHWH's salvation, 1 Sam. 2:1; Isa. 25:9; 26:1; Ps. 9:14; 13:5; 35:9

Salvation involves the implementation of YHWH's original intended fellowship and society with His human creatures.  It involves individual and societal wholeness!

 

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