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313 pages
Apr 2006
InterVarsity Press

Shepherds After My Own Heart: Pastoral Traditions and Leadership in the Bible

by Timothy Laniak

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Table of Contents

Series Preface
Author's Preface

I. Background
1. Metaphors for the Moment
2. Shepherds in the Ancient World
3. Shepherd Rulers in the Ancient World

II. Biblical Prototypes
4. YHWH, Moses and the "Flock" of God in the Wilderness
5. YHWH, David and the Royal Traditions

III. YHWH, the Messiah and Promises of a Second Exodus
6. Isaiah: the Davidic Messiah and a Way in the Wilderness
7. Jeremiah: Righteous Shepherds
8. Ezekiel: the Faithful Shepherd
9. Zechariah: the Militant and Suffering Shepherd

IV. The Shepherd Messiah, His Followers and the Second Exodus
10. Mark: the Shepherd King and the Second Exodus
11. Matthew: the Compassionate Davidic Shepherd
12. Luke: the Seeking and Saving Shepherd
13. John: the Self-Sacrificing Shepherd and Passover Lamb

V. Following and Serving the Shepherd-Lamb
14. I Peter: On Being Aliens and Shepherds
15. Revelation: the Slain Lamb and Ruling Shepherd

VI. Concluding Observations and Reflections

Appendix A: Mesopotamian Deities with Shepherd Titles
Appendix B: Mesopotamian Kings with Shepherd Titles and Epithets
Index of Modern Authors
Index of Scripture References
Index of Ancient Sources