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Reading Jesus’s Bible: How the New Testament Helps Us Understand the Old Testament

, 2017
ISBN: 9780802873644


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For Jesus and his contemporaries, what we now know as the Old Testament was simply the Scriptures—and it was the fundamental basis of how people understood their relationship with God. In this book John Goldingay uncovers five major ways in which the New Testament uses the Old Testament. His discussion paves the way for contemporary readers to understand and appreciate the Old Testament more fully.

Along with an overview of how Jesus and the first Christian writers read the Old Testament, illustrated with passages from Matthew, Romans, 1 Corinthians, and Hebrews, Goldingay offers a straightforward introduction to the Old Testament in its own right. Reading Jesus’s Bible will shed fresh Old Testament light on Jesus, God, and the church for readers today.

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  • Examines the nature of the Old Testament
  • Considers ways in which Jesus and the first Christian writers used the First Testament
  • Provides pointers toward ways in which modern readers might approach it
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Story
  • Chapter 3: Promises
  • Chapter 4: Ideas
  • Chapter 5: Relationship
  • Chapter 6: Life
  • Chapter 7: Conclusion
In an age of increased specialization few biblical scholars explore the forward and backward movement between Old Testament and New. It is to John Goldingay’s credit that he does precisely that in such an accessible manner in this book. He brings his years of research, writing, and teaching to bear on this critically important subject. Like me, readers may not agree with him at every point, but if this book inspires us to attend more closely to the terrain Goldingay covers so lucidly, this rich work will have done its job. Essential reading!

—Craig G. Bartholomew, Redeemer University College

John Goldingay pushes the reader to see how much the OT helps us interpret the NT, but also ways the NT helps us have fresh reading of the OT.

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Goldingay is one of the premier voices (and delightful provocateurs) demanding the value of the Old/First Testament for Christian theology and living. His work never fails to make the case compelling and the journey worthwhile.

Review of Biblical Literature

  • Title: Reading Jesus’s Bible: How the New Testament Helps Us Understand the Old Testament
  • Author: John Goldingay
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Print Publication Date: 2017
  • Logos Release Date: 2020
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. N.T. › Relation to the Old Testament; Bible. N.T. › Criticism, interpretation, etc
  • ISBNs: 9780802873644, 0802873642
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T02:38:40Z

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John Goldingay has been at Fuller Theological Seminary since 1997 and currently serves as the David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament in the School of Theology. Before coming to Fuller, Goldingay was principal and a professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at St. John’s Theological College in Nottingham, England. He is the author of several books, including Old Testament Theology vol. 1, After Eating the Apricot, and Models for Scripture, as well as commentaries on Daniel, Isaiah, and Psalms. He holds membership in the Society of Biblical Literature and serves on the editorial board for the Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies.


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    Digital list price: $22.99
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