What is the purpose of the Old Testament—and how does it connect with the rest of Scripture? Why do many well-meaning Christians neglect the books, themes, and people from the Old Testament? The Standard Reference Library of the Old and New Testaments offers 3 volumes that take a fresh look at the key themes from the Old Testament. These titles explain the purpose of Old Testament laws, identify God’s work in Israel’s history, and connect the prophets with the person of Christ.
The Standard Reference Library of the Old and New Testaments also presents a two-volume collection on the New Testament, designed for teachers, preachers, church leaders, or anyone who desires a source of further insight into God’s Word. The first volume presents a collection of lessons on the life of Christ from the Gospels and the second volume presents a collection of lessons on the remainder of the New Testament.
In these comprehensive volumes, Douglas Redford compiles the most insightful, most helpful portions of commentary on certain key passages that have been covered on different occasions throughout the history of the Standard Lesson Commentary. The format for each chapter has been kept purposefully simple. Under the title of each chapter is a list of the passages to be examined within that chapter. Each passage is then studied under two main headings: “Establishing the Groundwork” and “Examining the Text.” The “Groundwork” section aims to place a passage in its proper context, providing background information about the significant people, places, and events. For example, in the volume dealing with Christ’s life, the “Groundwork” portion explains where in Jesus’ life and ministry the passage occurred, and it also seeks to provide a smooth transition between passages so that the flow of thought is maintained. The “Examining the Text” portion presents a verse-by-verse explanation of the Biblical text being considered. In some cases, two or more verses will be grouped together (for example, verses that describe something that took place within one of Jesus’ parables).
What’s more, with the Logos Digital Library, every Scripture citation is linked to your favorite Bible translation, and the important people, places, and terms are linked to Bible dictionaries, encyclopedias, and the wealth of other books in your library. That makes the Logos edition of the Standard Reference Library of the Old and New Testaments ideal for both first-time study and in-depth research.
The Old Testament outlines God’s intention of a marvelous future of extraordinary blessings for all his people, coming especially through the promised Messiah who is revealed in the New Testament. This collection, combined with the power of your Logos Digital Library, helps pastors, teachers, and students understand the power of the Old and New Testaments’ message, and shows how the Bible’s references to real people and real situations serve our own spiritual benefit. Small group leaders, Sunday school teachers, preachers, and other serious Bible students will benefit from this through-the-Bible commentary set.