Sadly, many of us don't know our Old Testament. Moreover, we don't know the typologies, prophecies and other numerous connections to the New Testament. We live in an odd age where we have much information at our fingertips and we often choose to ignore it. A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament: The Gospel Promised is a book not to be ignored.
This book walks the reader through the Old Testament offering an
understanding many Evangelicals, many Christians, just don't have. It
was penned for everyone from the layman to the pastor. Everyone can
glean knowledge from this work. The authors are scholars and teachers,
past and present, that know their subjects well. They have written in a
clear, simple fashion, defining terms and footnoting heavily.
Undoubtedly, this was written for the seasoned Christian and new
Countless questions on the Old Testament are answered within these
pages. If you don't realize many of these questions are issues perhaps
you should begin reading BTIOT now.
How do we know these texts should be in the O.T. canon?
Who wrote these texts?
Which book is at the heart of the O.T.?
Why doesn't the book of Esther ever mention God?
What is the difference between Kings, Samuel and Chronicles? Are the differences important?
Why are there different genres within the O.T.?
Why should you read and study the most depressing book of the O.T., Lamentations?
What's the connection between Ezra, Nehemiah and Chronicles?
Yes each chapter contains book background, authorship info, key themes, excellent bibliography and extensive footnotes.
This one gets 5 out of 5 stars. Friends, it is time to start studying.
Crossway has provided a complimentary copy of
this book through Beyond the Page.
other numerous connections to the New
Testament. We live in an odd age where we have much information at our
fingertips and we often choose to ignore it.