An Old Testament Theology

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Zondervan, Apr 19, 2011 - Religion - 1024 pages
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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.

 

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a necessity for Christians

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All Christians should read the Bible for its doctrine and theology, this is the first thing Paul says is for profit by studying the Word. This book gives such a great OT theological background so that ... Read full review

Review: An Old Testament Theology: An Exegetical, Canonical, and Thematic Approach

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This work on the theology of the Old Testament is massive...not only in the many pages it contains but also in the many concepts that it conveys. Waltke approaches the OT text from that of a ... Read full review

Contents

The Old Testament
534
The New Testament
558
Judges
588
1 Samuel
624
2 Samuel
654
The Gift of Kingship
680
1 Kings
702
2 Kings
724

An Overview of an Old Testament Theology
143
Part TWO Primary History
171
The Gift of the Cosmos
173
TheGiftofAdam
209
The Gift of the Bride
232
Humanity on Probation and the Fall
248
The Gift of the Noahic Covenant
284
The Chosen Seed
305
The Gifts of Election and Gods Name
346
The Gift of God as Deliverer and Warrior
376
The Gift of the Old Covenant
405
The Gift of Liturgy
445
Deuteronomy
479
Joshua
512
Chronicles and Esther
753
EzraNehemiah
771
The Prophets
805
The Prophetic Books
828
Ruth
850
The Psalms
870
Proverbs
897
Job
927
Ecclesiastes
946
Works Cited
970
Index of Scripture and Ancient Literature
991
Subject Index
1020
Author Index
1035
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About the author (2011)

Bruce K. Waltke (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary; PhD, Harvard Divinity School), acknowledged to be one of the outstanding contemporary Old Testament scholars, 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 coauthored numerous books, commentaries, and articles, and contributed to dictionaries and encyclopedias.

Charles Yu is currently pursuing doctoral studies in the Department of Hebrew and Semitics at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

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