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Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament

ISBN: 9780830896288
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Christopher J. H. Wright is convinced that Jesus’ own story is rooted in the story of Israel. In Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament, Wright traces the life of Christ as it is illuminated by the Old Testament. He describes God’s design for Israel as it is fulfilled in the story of Jesus.

The revised Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament, 2nd ed. is also available.

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  • Traces the life of Christ as it is illuminated by the Old Testament
  • Examines the biblical narratives, psalms, and prophetic texts of the Old Testament
  • Describes God’s design for Israel as it is fulfilled in the story of Jesus
  • Jesus and the Old Testament Story
  • Jesus and the Old Testament Promise
  • Jesus and His Old Testament Identity
  • Jesus and His Old Testament Mission
  • Jesus and His Old Testament Values

Top Highlights

“A third unmistakeable dimension of this era was the realization that Yahweh cared little, if at all, for the external rituals of the faith of his people in the absence of practical social obedience to his moral demands.” (Page 20)

“God will not be worshipped and cannot be known apart from commitment to that righteousness and justice, faithfulness and love, which are his own character and delight (Jer. 9:23f., 22:15f.” (Page 20)

“Not only does the Old Testament tell the story which Jesus completes, it also declares the promise which Jesus fulfils.” (Page 56)

“The particularism of Israel’s history is a particular means for a universal goal” (Page 38)

“The second feature was the upsurge of apocalyptic, messianic hope” (Page 26)

  • Title: Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament
  • Author: Christopher J. H. Wright
  • Publisher: IVP Academic
  • Print Publication Date: 1992
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Jesus Christ › Messiahship; Jesus Christ › Genealogy; Jesus Christ › Historicity; Bible. O.T. › Criticism, interpretation, etc
  • ISBNs: 9780830896288, 0830816933, 9780830816934, 0830896287
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T01:03:08Z

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Christopher J. H. Wright (PhD, Cambridge) is international ministries director of the Langham Partnership, providing literature, scholarships, and preaching training for pastors in Majority World churches and seminaries. He has written many books including commentaries on Deuteronomy, Jeremiah, Lamentations, and Ezekiel, The Mission of God, Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit, Old Testament Ethics for the People of God, and Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament. An ordained priest in the Church of England, Chris spent five years teaching the Old Testament at Union Biblical Seminary in India, and thirteen years as academic dean and then principal of All Nations Christian College, an international training center for cross-cultural mission in England. He was chair of the Lausanne Theology Working Group from 2005-2011 and the chief architect of The Cape Town Commitment from the Third Lausanne Congress, 2010.


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  1. Chris Garrett

    Chris Garrett


    Used this to teach a class about messianic prophecy. Very useful.
  2. Abimael Rodriguez
  3. Scott Youngman
    Note that this is the 1st edition; a 2nd edition was published in 2014.


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