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A House For My Name: A Survey of the Old Testament

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The best stories subtly weave themes and characters and symbols into a stunning final tapestry. This Old Testament survey, written for junior high readers and up, reveals the rich weave that makes Scripture the Story of stories. Leithart has a gift for conveying the deep truths of Scripture in a gripping and understandable way. Even seminary students rave about this one.

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“It is remarkable, for example, to note the incidence of ‘death by head wound’ in the Old Testament. Sisera, Abimelech, Goliath, Absalom—many of the enemies of God have their heads crushed. When a scene or event is repeated in this way, it is deliberate and theologically grounded. All these are types of the serpent, whose head the Seed of the woman will crush (Genesis 3:15).” (Page 34)

“When we come to the New Testament, Jesus is always eating fish. In the Old Testament, there are never any fish on God’s table. Why is there a change? Remember the three-story universe. Israel is pictured by the land, and the Gentiles by the sea. When Jesus comes eating fish, it is a sign that He is going to bring the Gentiles into His covenant. Jesus comes to change God’s menu by adding seafood.” (Page 88)

“Calvin insisted, along with the medieval theologians, that the Old Covenant saints communed with Christ and were saved in and by Him. The Old Testament, as Calvin understood it, was an exhibition of the gospel under the veil of figures and shadows. As with the medieval monks, Calvin’s goal in studying the Old Testament was to know Christ and to serve Him, promptly and sincerely.” (Page 18)

“These are all garden scenes, with a man and a woman and animals at a well. This shows us that the patriarchs are new Adams, with their wives new Eves; they will be fruitful and multiply, rule and subdue. This scene reappears in the New Testament when Jesus meets with the Samaritan woman at the well and discusses marriage with her (John 4). Jesus is the new Jacob and the new Moses, but also the Last Adam, inviting Samaritans and Gentiles into the Garden and offering them the water of life.” (Pages 54–55)

  • Title: A House for My Name: A Survey of the Old Testament
  • Author: Peter Leithart
  • Publisher: Canon Press
  • Print Publication Date: 2000
  • Logos Release Date: 2011
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. O.T. › Textbooks
  • ISBNs: 9781885767691, 1885767692
  • Resource ID: LLS:HOUSE4MYNM
  • Resource Type: text.monograph.survey.old-testament
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T00:34:58Z

Peter Leithart is President of Theopolis Institute and serves as Teacher at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Birmingham. He is the author of many books, including a two-volume commentary on Revelation (T&T Clark, 2018), God of Hope (Athanasius, 2022), On Earth As In Heaven (Lexham, 2022), and a forthcoming book on God the Creator (IVP). He writes a fortnightly column at FirstThings.com, and has published articles in many periodicals, both popular and academic.

Leithart has served in two pastorates: He was pastor of Reformed Heritage Presbyterian Church (now Trinity Presbyterian Church), Birmingham, Alabama from 1989 to 1995, and was pastor of Trinity Reformed Church, Moscow, Idaho, from 2003-2013. From 1998 and 2013 he taught theology and literature fulltime at New St. Andrews College, Moscow, Idaho. He received an A.B. in English and History from Hillsdale College in 1981, and a Master of Arts in Religion and a Master of Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in 1986 and 1987. In 1998 he received his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge in England.

He and his wife, Noel, have ten children and fifteen grandchildren.


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