Book of Life

Book of Life
The Hebrews believed that Yahweh kept a register of living persons, from whom the ungodly could be blotted out (Ps. 69:28). In the NT Paul mentions a book which records the names of believers (Phil. 4:3). At the judgement [[➝ Judgement]] of the dead (Rev. 20:12) some are entered in the ‘Book of Life’, according to their works. The seer seems to envisage a kind of accounts book (or scroll, Rev. 5:1) with debit and credit columns.

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