Toward Rediscovering the Old Testament
Toward Rediscovering the Old Testament offers a contemporary, concise, and thought-provoking exploration of various key areas in Old Testament study. The author first defines the problems and then presents models and solutions for some age-old dilemmas. The book tackles over two dozen significant questions, including what makes the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament authoritative for the church? How much continuity and discontinuity is there between the Old and New Testaments? Did the Old Testament writers consciously anticipate the Messiah? Were the object and method of salvation the same in both Testaments? What was the Old Testament believer’s experience of the Holy Spirit? How can Christians teach or preach from the prophetic portions of the Old Testament? What is the challenge of the Old Testament for missions?
Dr. Kaiser asserts that understanding the Old Testament is a critical challenge for Christians. The book demonstrates that one's comprehension of the Old Testament profoundly impacts various aspects of the Christian life, Christian doctrine, and biblical studies. It looks into crucial topics necessary for a proper and practical interpretation as well as application of the Old Testament and organizes them into three parts: (1) The Old Testament and Scholarship, (2) The Old Testament and Theology, and (3) The Old Testament and Life.
Author: Walter C. Kaiser Jr.
Number of Pages: 219
Dimensions: 6 X 9 (inches)