An accessible survey of the meaning, methodologies, themes, and applications of biblical theology.
To understand what the entire Bible teaches about any given subject, we must practice biblical theology. By surveying the whole canon of Scripture, we can best discern what God has revealed about any particular issue. But doing so requires answering a number of important questions:
40 Questions about Biblical Theology provides resources to answer these key questions in order to guide readers in their own study and practice of biblical theology. Other vital topics the authors address include how to understand typology, key themes in biblical theology, and how Christians should relate to Old Testament promises.
Ideal for courses on biblical theology, for pastors, and for anyone who teaches or interprets Scripture, 40 Questions on Biblical Theology will deepen your understanding and application of the whole counsel of God.
“Numerous features identify that the end of the OT era was not the end of God’s kingdom purposes:” (Page 36)
“Consider continuity and discontinuity between the covenants.” (Page 21)
“Salvation history refers to the Bible’s redemptive storyline. That storyline moves from creation to the fall to redemption to consummation. God has a multistage plan to save his people from their sins. This is the history of redemption, the story of salvation.” (Page 20)
“So instead of focusing on a single central theme, biblical theologians should focus on accurately integrating the Bible’s most prominent themes16 as they summarize the Bible’s (1) central storyline, and (2) overarching theological message.” (Page 152)
“Scripture declares, then, that God fulfills all of his saving purposes and promises in Christ, which means the task of biblical interpretation is incomplete until it views all the parts in the light of him.” (Page 52)
Jason DeRouchie (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is associate professor of Old Testament at Bethlehem College and Seminary. He is coauthor of A Modern Grammar for Biblical Hebrew and A Modern Grammar for Biblical Hebrew Workbook
Oren Martin (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is assistant professor of Christian theology at Southern Seminary and Boyce College. He is the author of Bound for the Promised Land and is the series editor of Short Studies in Systematic Theology. Martin has published articles and book reviews for various publications including the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Trinity Journal, the Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and The Gospel Coalition. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and currently serves as a pastor at Clifton Baptist Church. Martin is married to Cindy and they have three children: Jonathan, Anna, and Benjamin.
Andrew David Naselli is associate professor of New Testament and theology at Bethlehem College and Seminary in Minneapolis and an elder at Bethlehem Baptist Church.