Abstract

Land development is the point of theological critique set within the context of Isaiah's "Song of the Vineyard." God's good land (the vineyard) was marred by a number of sins, one of them being "building" house to house (land development). Within the horizons of the OT in general and Isaiah in particular, the substance of the critique may be understood theologically within the strictures of OT law regarding land allotment. But pressing toward new horizons in biblical theology, how might the substance of the critique be carried forward? This article will reflect on land development and creation care within the horizons of Isa 5:8 and OT law and then move toward a reflection of the same set within the fields of biblical theology and theological interpretation of Scripture.

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