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The Majesty of God in the Old Testament: A Guide for Preaching and Teaching

ISBN: 9781441250827



In The Majesty of God in the Old Testament, Walter Kaiser demonstrates how God’s unsurpassed majesty and greatness can be captured in contemporary teaching and preaching. Kaiser accomplishes this goal by walking through an exposition of ten great Old Testament passages that are rife with evidence of God’s majesty. He also demonstrates how various types of preparatory studies—word, historical/archaeological, thematic, Bible background, and theological—can be used to help pastors make the Old Testament more relevant to their congregations. In addition, he addresses potential problems peculiar to the preaching of the Old Testament.

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Those who preach about the greatness of God do business in deep waters. This book will help all of us who read, teach, or preach to navigate those waters.

—Haddon Robinson, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Hats off to Walt Kaiser for demonstrating again that, in the end, the Scriptures are about the greatness of God. Using passage after passage of the Old Testament, Kaiser reminds us that the real subject of the Bible is God himself: his marvelous person, his wisdom-filled ways, his loving will. This book will serve as a bracing theocentric tonic for all who are determined to avoid those anthropocentric treatments of Scripture that seem so prevalent today.

—Duane Litfin, President, Wheaton College

  • Title: The Majesty of God in the Old Testament: A Guide for Preaching and Teaching
  • Author: Walter C. Kaiser
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 176
Walter C. Kaiser Jr.

Walter C. Kaiser (1933–) is an evangelical Old Testament scholar, writer, speaker, and educator. He earned degrees from Wheaton College and Brandeis University.

Kaiser taught Bible and archaeology at Wheaton College and taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in several capacities. He currently serves as the Colman M. Mockler Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2006 retired as their President.

Kaiser has contributed to numerous publications like 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. Kevin McKanna
    Excellent book not just on preaching/teaching, but studying and hermeneutics. Dr. Kaiser's approach is very applicable and relevant, and most of all easy to understand.

  2. David Leslie Bond