Old Testament Theology: An Exegetical. Canonical, and Thematic Approach
The Old Testament is more than a religious history of the nation of Israel. It is more than a portrait gallery of heroes of the faith. It is even more than a theological and prophetic backdrop to the New Testament....
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The Old Testament is more than a religious history of the nation of Israel. It is more than a portrait gallery of heroes of the faith. It is even more than a theological and prophetic backdrop to the New Testament. Beyond these, the Old Testament is inspired revelation of the very nature, character, and works of God. As renowned Old Testament scholar Bruce Waltke writes in the preface of this book, the Old Testament's every sentence is ?fraught with theology, worthy of reflection.? This book is the result of decades of reflection informed by an extensive knowledge of the Hebrew language, the best of critical scholarship, a deep understanding of both the content and spirit of the Old Testament, and a thoroughly evangelical conviction. Taking a narrative, chronological approach to the text, Waltke employs rhetorical criticism to illuminate the theologies of the biblical narrators. Through careful study, he shows that the unifying theme of the Old Testament is the ?breaking in of the kingdom of God.? This theme helps the reader better understand not only the Old Testament, but also the New Testament, the continuity of the entire Bible, and ultimately, God himself.
Charles Yu is currently pursuing doctoral studies in the Department of Hebrew and Semitics at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He co-authored An Old Testament Theology by transcibing many of Dr Waltke's lectures and editing them into book form.
Bruce K. Waltke (Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary; PhD., Harvard Divinity School) is acknowledged to be one of the outstanding contemporary Old Testament scholars. He is professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida, and Professor Emeritus of biblical studies at Regent College in Vancouver.
He has authored and co-authored numerous books, commentaries, and articles, and contributed to dictionaries and encyclopedias.
His most recent works are An Old Testament Theology; Proverbs 1-15, Proverbs 16-31 (New International Commentary on the Old Testament) and major commentaries on Genesis and Micah. On a popular level he has written Finding the Will of God: A Pagan Notion? and The Psalms: A Devotional Commentary.
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