Studies on the Repentance of God

Last spring I taught a course at Northern Baptist Seminary titled “OT 458 Old Testament Theology: The God of the Old Testament.” This course is a required course for students who are planning to complete their Master of Divinity degree at Northern Baptist Seminary.

You can learn more about this course and its objectives by reading my post “The God of the Old Testament.”

One of the requirements of this course is that each student is required to write a research paper on one of the theological issues dealing with the God of the Old Testament. Each paper must focus on one characteristic of God as found in the faith of the people of Israel.

As a result, I have selected a paper, “The Repentance of God,” which I think deserves to be read by a wider audience. The paper was written by Ming Zhang, one of my students in the course “OT 458 Old Testament Theology: The God of the Old Testament.”

The posts below, written by Ming Zhang, were taken from his paper. The reason for sharing this paper is because it deals with an important aspect of the character of God, a God who is willing to change his mind in answer to prayer and for the sake of the people. Mr. Zhang’s paper is worth reading.

Studies on the Repentance of God

The Repentance of God

The Repentance of God – Part 2

A Compassionate and Gracious God

God’s Repentance and Human Response

The Constancy and Repentance of God

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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