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What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About: A Survey of Jesus' Bible
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What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About: A Survey of Jesus' Bible


Kregel 2013

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Written from an irenic, evangelical perspective, this Old Testament survey is designed to unpack what the biblical authors most intended to communicate in the Scripture that Jesus read. As the corresponding volume to the previously published What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About, it is well-suited for use in a college, seminary, or church context. Students of the Bible will find this textbook accessible and engaging.

What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About is gospel-centered, portraying the Old Testament as the foundation for a fulfillment found in the New Testament. Each chapter is written by an Old Testament scholar who is a skilled teacher at one of the finest evangelical schools in North America and specializes in the biblical book covered.

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

  • Illuminates real concerns of the Old Testament’s authors
  • Examines the Old Testament message, presenting it as the foundation of the gospel


  • Law: The Old Covenant Established: What the Law Is Really About
  • Prophets: The Old Covenant Enforced: What the Prophets Are Really About
  • The Twelve (Dempster)
  • Writings: The Old Covenant Enjoyed: What the Writings Are Really About


Praise for the Print Edition

How could I not enjoy a book in which the editor says ‘is designed as a springboard for delight in God—the supreme Savior, Sovereign, and Satisfier of the world’? Jason DeRouchie has a sure hand when it comes to guiding a team of scholars. The aroma of his God-centered, Christ-exalting commitments permeate this survey. . . . I would happily put this in the hand of every church member.

—John Piper, founder and teacher, Desiring God Ministries

Finally! An introduction to the only Bible Jesus had that tries to makes sense of each book by highlighting its life-giving message. This volume is invitingly organized and composed, and delightfully illustrated.

Daniel Block, Gunther H. Knoedler Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College

No ordinary survey! This clear, concise, and easy-to-understand text will help church folks and serious students alike grasp the contribution of the Old Testament to the Bible as a single text with a unified plot structure that finds ultimate fulfillment in Jesus Christ. Beautiful pictures and helpful diagrams aid communication in a powerful way. I heartily recommend it!

—Peter Gentry, Donald L. Williams Professor of Old Testament and Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

This clear and attractive book combines academic rigor with devotional warmth. . . . The authors have taught Old Testament courses many times, and they know how to connect with students.

Andy Naselli, assistant professor of New Testament and biblical theology, Bethlehem College and Seminary

This is truly a remarkable resource for the student of Scripture. . . . Unlike your standard (and all too often stodgy) survey of the Old Testament, this volume is written in a vibrant and engaging style and is visually stunning. But best of all, it is distinctively Christ-centered. This will be the book to which I send all future inquisitive students of God’s Word.

Sam Storms, lead pastor, Bridgeway Church, Oklahaoma City

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About Jason S. DeRouchie

Jason S. 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.

Sample Pages from the Print Edition