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God’s Mediators: A Biblical Theology of Priesthood
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God’s Mediators: A Biblical Theology of Priesthood


IVP, Apollos 2017

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There are many investigations of the Old Testament priests and the New Testament’s appropriation of such imagery for Jesus Christ. There are also studies of Israel’s corporate priesthood and what this means for the priesthood of God’s new covenant people. However, such studies are less frequently connected with each other: key interrelations are missed, and key questions are not addressed.

In this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume, Andrew S. Malone makes two passes across the tapestry of Scripture, tracing these two distinct threads and their intersection with an eye to the contemporary Christian relevance of both themes in both Testaments.

Malone shows how our Christology and perseverance as God’s people in an unbelieving world are substantially enhanced by the way the book of Hebrews pastorally depicts Christ’s own priesthood. Furthermore, Christians better understand their corporate identity and mission by discerning both the ministry of individual Old Testament priests and Israel’s corporate calling. Combining the various biblical emphases on priesthood in one place provides synergies that are too easily disregarded in atomizing, individualistic Western societies.

Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprising New Studies in Biblical Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles. The NSBT series is edited by D.A. Carson, aiming to simultaneously instruct and to edify, to interact with current scholarship and to point the way ahead.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Includes notes that interact with the best of recent research and significant literature
  • Encourages Christians to better understand their Bibles through biblical theology
  • Offers new insights and challenges established positions


  • Orientation
  • Part I: God’s Individual Priests
    • The Aaronic Priesthood Begins
    • Biblical Antecedents to the Aaronic Priesthood
    • Old Testament Prospects
    • New-Covenant Transformations
  • Part II: God’s Corporate Priesthoods
    • Israel As a Kingdom of Priests
    • The Church’s Priestly Commission
    • Concluding Reflections

Praise for the Print Edition

Among the many strengths of Andrew Malone’s impressive work, this book fills out both individual and corporate priesthood themes. . . . It carefully surveys the voluminous biblical material on the Levitical priesthood, but it does not ignore how the Melchizedekian priesthood intersects with the Levitical priesthood in ways that make sense only where there is a sensitive biblical-theological reading of the data.

—D.A. Carson

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About Andrew S. Malone

Andrew S. Malone is lecturer in Biblical Studies and dean of Ridley Online at Ridley College, Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of Knowing Jesus in the Old Testament? and numerous essays and journal articles.

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