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.
“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)
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