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Select Works of Walter C. Kaiser Jr. (3 vols.)



For decades, Walter Kaiser has demonstrated a passion for God’s word and a dedication to sound, clear-headed scholarship. This collection of some of his most important work includes volumes on interpreting the Old Testament—and a sampling of the best evangelical scholarship on the Old Testament curated by Kaiser himself. You’ll also find Kaiser’s influential work on the New Testament writers’ use of the Old Testament. These essential volumes will equip you to interpret the Hebrew Bible with the same reverence and dedication to scholarly precision as this influential evangelical scholar.

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Discover more of Kaiser’s Old Testament scholarship in the Baker Walter C. Kaiser Collection (6 vols.).

Key Features

  • Features the work of an influential Old Testament scholar
  • Includes a collection of scholarly evangelical essays curated by Walter Kaiser
  • Equips you to interpret the Old Testament for yourself

Product Details

Individual Titles

Back Toward the Future: Hints for Interpreting Biblical Prophecy

  • Author: Walter C. Kaiser Jr.
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 152

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Prophecy is one of the most rewarding topics for Bible study—once one manages to overcome the challenging subject matter and unfamiliar literary forms. In Back Toward the Future, Walter Kaiser provides interpretive methods that remove these obstacles.

Kaiser shows readers how to discern conditional and unconditional prophecies, comprehend apocalyptic symbols, and understand future events in expressions of the past. He avoids speculative methods that find double meanings in prophetic statements, urging readers to embrace the prophet’s single-truth intention.

Classical Evangelical Essays in Old Testament Interpretation

  • Editor: Walter C. Kaiser Jr.
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 263

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According to Walter Kaiser, much of modern Old Testament scholarship ignores some of the best scholarship of the past—just because its evangelical! In this volume, he remedies that problem by collecting 14 of the most influential scholarly essays of the past—ones that have been unfairly ignored by modern scholars.


  • “Primeval Christology” by William Henry Green
  • “Yahweh (Jehovah) and Exodus 6:3” by Robert Dick Wilson
  • “Understanding the Ten Commandments” by Ezekiel Hopkins
  • “Understanding ‘The Sun Stood Still’” by Robert Dick Wilson
  • “The Historical Element in God’s Revelation” by Patrick Fairbairn
  • “Interpreting the Book of Job” by E.W. Hengstenberg
  • “Imprecations in the Psalms” by Chalmers Martin
  • “The Interpretation of Ecclesiastes” by J. Stafford Wright
  • “The Interpretation of the Song of Songs” by F. Godet
  • “The Prophecy of the Virgin Mother” by Willis J. Beecher
  • “The Servant” by Willis J. Beecher
  • “The Ethics of the Old Testament” by William Brenton Greene
  • “The New Covenant” by E.W. Hengstenberg
  • “Immortality in the Old Testament” by James Orr

The Uses of the Old Testament in the New

  • Author: Walter C. Kaiser Jr.
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 288

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Were New Testament writers’ Old Testament quotations accurate? Both redaction and canon criticism have made this question one of their starting points. The apostles were utterly convinced that Old Testament writing anticipated the marvelous events they proclaimed. Did they give meaning to meaningless Old Testament texts? Did they squeeze fulfilled prophecy out of dry passages? Walter Kaiser traces the development of redaction and canon criticism, answering their bold questions head on.

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About Walter C. Kaiser Jr.

Walter C. Kaiser Jr. (b. 1933) is an evangelical Old Testament scholar, writer, speaker, and educator. He is the Colman M. Mockler Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and has contributed to numerous publications, including Journal for the Study of Old Testament and Westminster Theological Journal. He has also written over 30 books including Toward an Exegetical Theology and A History of Israel: From the Bronze Age through the Jewish Wars.


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  1. Michael Catt

    Michael Catt


  2. José Carlos Martínez Cristóbal
  3. Enrique Sarria

    Enrique Sarria


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  5. G. Jorge Medina
    Jeff, Thanks to your comments those of us that do not have the book on suffering now only get three books instead of four. :-( (tongue-in-cheek)

  6. Jeff Moss

    Jeff Moss


    [Comment posted again after earlier version deleted accidentally] Clarification is needed regarding one of the titles in this collection, "A Biblical Approach to Personal Suffering" (Wipf & Stock, Reprint Edition, 2003). This seems to be very similar – in content and the number of pages – to a book by Kaiser already available on Logos: "Grief and Pain in the Plan of God: Christian Assurance and the Message of Lamentations" (Christian Focus Publications, Reprint Edition, 2004 – which notes that the book was published originally by Moody Press in 1982). I am wondering if this is the same book with two different titles. For example, the opening phrase of the book description here is "One of life’s most puzzling problems..." and the opening phrase of the Preface of the "Grief and Pain" book (which I have on Logos) is "One of life’s most puzzling problems…." I would appreciate it if Logos staff could clarify this to assist in purchase decisions.

  7. David Perez II
    Good observation Jeff! Yes I also would like to know. I would not want to invest my money on books I already own! I will purchase this prepublication nor recommend anyone to do so until this is made clear to us Logos customers. Thanks