Old Testament Theology : An Exegtical, Canonical, and Thematic Approach

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  • Copyright: 2007-10-01
  • Publisher: Zondervan

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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.

Table of Contents

Basis of Old Testament Theologyp. 29
The Task of Old Testament Theologyp. 49
The Method of Biblical Theology, Part 1: Hermeneutica Sacrap. 78
The Method of Biblical Theology, Part 2: Narrative Theologyp. 93
The Method of Biblical Theology, Part 3: Poetics and Intertextualityp. 113
The Bibles Center: An Overview of an Old Testament Theologyp. 143
Primary History
The Gift of the Cosmosp. 173
The Gift of 'Adamp. 209
The Gift of the Bridep. 232
The Gift of the Garden: Humanity on Probation and the Fallp. 248
The Gift of the Noahic Covenantp. 284
The Gift of the Abrahamic Covenant: The Chosen Seedp. 305
The Gifts of Election and God's Namep. 346
The Gift of God as Deliverer and Warriorp. 376
The Gift of the Old Covenantp. 405
The Gift of Liturgyp. 445
The Gift of I AM: Deuteronomyp. 479
The Gift of Land, Part 1: Joshuap. 512
The Gift of Land, Part 2: The Old Testamentp. 534
The Gift of Land, Part 3: The New Testamentp. 558
The Gift of Warlords: Judgesp. 588
The Gift of True Strength: 1 Samuelp. 624
The Gift of the Davidic Covenant: 2 Samuelp. 654
The Gift of Kingshipp. 680
The Gift of Gods History-Shaping Word, Part 1: 1 Kingsp. 702
The Gift of God's History-Shaping Word, Part 2: 2 Kingsp. 724
The Gift of Providence: Chronicles and Estherp. 753
The Gifts of Return, Restoration, and Reform: Ezra-Nehemiahp. 771
Other Writings
The Gift of Prophecy, Part 1: The Prophetsp. 805
The Gift of Prophecy, Part 2: The Prophetic Booksp. 828
The Gift of Love (Hesed): Ruthp. 850
The Gifts of Hymns and the Messiah: The Psalmsp. 870
The Gift of Wisdom, Part 1: Proverbsp. 897
The Gift of Wisdom, Part 2: Jobp. 927
The Gift of Wisdom, Part 3: Ecclesiastesp. 946
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