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Knowing the Holy Spirit through the Old Testament

ISBN: 9780830889617
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We tend to think of the Holy Spirit as the straggler of the Trinity, a latecomer in God’s interaction with the world. But we first meet the Holy Spirit in the second verse of the Bible, hovering there, speaking the world into existence. Christopher J. H. Wright begins here and traces the Holy Spirit through the pages of the Old Testament. We see the third person of the Trinity in the decrees of prophets and psalmists, in the actions of judges and craftspeople, in the anointing of kings, and in the promise of a new creation. The witness of all Scripture, from its first pages to its last, directs us to a Holy Spirit empowering the people of God and sustaining and renewing the face of the earth.

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  • Traces the Holy Spirit through the pages of the Old Testament
  • Examines the biblical narratives, psalms, and prophetic texts of the Old Testament
  • Describes the Holy Spirit as empowering the people of God
  • The Creating Spirit
  • The Empowering Spirit
  • The Prophetic Spirit
  • The Anointing Spirit
  • The Coming Spirit
This little volume does a great service in making the Third Person of the Trinity more known and glorious to our hearts and minds.

—Kent I. Compton, Haddington House Journal

Wright helps us reflect more deeply upon the work of the Holy Spirit from a biblical perspective and, thereby, encourages us to be more fully ‘people of the Spirit.’

Kevin L. Spawn, Pneuma

In the Logos edition, this digital volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Citations link directly to English translations and original-language texts, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, commentaries, and theology texts. 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.

Christopher J.H. Wright is the international ministry director of Langham Partnership. He was formerly principal of All Nations Christian College, and taught at Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India. His books include Old Testament Ethics for the People of God, The Mission of God, The Message of Ezekiel, the New International Biblical Commentary on Deuteronomy, and The Mission of God’s People.


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