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The delay of the Day of the Lord in Malachi : A missional reading

  title={The delay of the Day of the Lord in Malachi : A missional reading},
  author={Luce Verbi},
Bible and mission is not the first topic that comes to mind when reading the book of Malachi. Apart from Malachi 1:11, 14,1 where it is said that God is a mighty King over the nations, not much is found in this mid-5th century BCE text that looks useful in a narrative about Bible and mission. It gives the impression of a more inward-looking book, concerned with the internal affairs of the postexilic Second Temple community in the Persian province of Yehud. It is much about a pure temple cult… 
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