A revised edition of the widely acclaimed Plot and purpose in the Old Testament. Two new chapters, a new appendix on methodology in Old Testament theology, and updated footnotes, greatly add to this widely-used introduction to Old Testament theology ...
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A revised edition of the widely acclaimed Plot and purpose in the Old Testament. Two new chapters, a new appendix on methodology in Old Testament theology, and updated footnotes, greatly add to this widely-used introduction to Old Testament theology
He uses four themes to argue his thesis: deliverance, community, knowledge of God, and land. Martens shows that God's design goes through the three major periods of OT history (the Pre-Monarchy era, the Monarchy era, and the Post-Monarchy era) and up to the New Testament period (God's design being fulfilled in Christ for Jews and Gentiles). The structure of the book is well organized and each theme is discussed in each period of Biblical history. With so many OT theology books written by liberal/criticalist/modernist scholars it is very refreshing to see an OT theology book written from an evangelical and conservative viewpoint.
Elmer A. Martens (Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School) is a past president of Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary and has taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, Union Biblical Seminary in Pune, India, Evangelical Bible Seminary in Osaka, Japan, Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology in Kenya, and Regent College in Vancouver. He was a member of the Translation teams for the New American Standard Bible, the New King James Version, the New Living Bible, and a translation consultant for the International Children's Bible. From 1966 to 1971 He was the Chairman of the Board of Christian Literature of the Mennonite Brethren. He was the author of Jeremiah (Believer's Church Bible Commentary Series), Jeremiah, Lamentations (Cornerstone Biblical Commentary) and co-editor of The Flowering of Old Testament Theology (Eisenbrauns).