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In answer to the various approaches to the study of Old Testament theology, Hasel provides a comprehensive survey of the pertinent literature of Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Jewish scholars, and in doing so casts fresh light on this important subject. Based on his critical analysis of past and current methods, Hasel offers a new approach for doing Old Testament theology, a methodology that grows out of the nature of the biblical materials.
In this edition Hasel expands his treatment of topics covered in earlier editions, adding material to nearly every chapter. This thorough updating and revision is reflected in the much larger bibliography, which is one of the most thorough bibliographies of Old Testament theology ever published.
“(1) Biblical theology must be understood to be a historical-theological discipline.” (Page 194)
“First and foremost was rationalism’s reaction against any form of supernaturalism.” (Page 13)
“Is the covenant concept broad enough to include adequately within its grasp the totality of OT reality?” (Pages 140–141)
“The object for theological reflection is not the OT as literature but the OT as canonical Scripture!” (Page 136)
“Is there a single theme or concept that can serve as the center of the OT in order to unify the diversified materials and to organize them into a coherent structure of OT theology?” (Page 52)
Gerhard Hasel is to be congratulated for a very fine book. His summaries were succinct, right on target, and stimulating for further reflection. The book should be on the shelf of every pastor/preacher who wants to take the Old Testament seriously.
Gerhard F. Hasel is Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Theology at Andrews University.