"The theme of the people of God is a main focus of OT thinking correlative to that of the person and activity of God himself, and there is considerable diversity over the meaning of this theme."This struck me a bit as I wasn't quite certain how to handle this. I can see a multitude of meanings and themes running throughout the OT (many of them quite subversive -- seriously, a female Prophet and Judge?) but I've never quite thought about the possibility of a central theme. I'm confident that many theologians have speculated upon this, but what do you think?
John Goldingay, "Theological Diversity and the Authority of the Old Testament" pg2.