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A Biblical Theology of the Old Testament

, 1991
ISBN: 9780802407382

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A Biblical Theology of the Old Testament gives fresh insight and understanding to this theological discipline. Scholars from Dallas Theological Seminary combine to create this important volume edited by Roy B. Zuck. Each contributor looks at divine revelation as it appears chronologically in the canon, allowing you to witness God's truth unfold through the centuries.

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“‘everything is meaningless’100 ‘chasing after wind’ and ‘under the sun,’” (Page 244)

“By story, poem, genealogy, narrative, prescription, and exhortation the theological message is communicated with one single objective: that Israel might be instructed as to her meaning and purpose.” (Page 9)

“The redemptive prerequisite to covenant relationship is unconditional—God delivered them and brought them to Himself at His own initiative. What was conditional was their success in achieving His purpose for them, that they be a priestly kingdom, a holy nation.” (Page 12)

“In line with recent scholarship, it is argued here that the translation of beṣalmēnū (‘in our image’) and kidmūtenū (‘according to our likeness’) ought to be ‘as our image’and‘according to our likeness’ respectively.16 That is, man is not in the image of God, he is the image of God. The text speaks not of what man is like but of what he is to be and do. It is a functional statement and not one of essence.17 Just as images or statues represented deities and kings in the ancient Near East, so much so that they were virtually interchangeable,18 so man as the image of God was created to represent God Himself as the sovereign over all creation.” (Page 14)

“The latter form, more properly defined as systematic theology, is essentially deductive in its method and articulation, whereas the first form, biblical theology in the narrow and technical sense, is inductive. In other words, biblical theology seeks to find its theological categories and emphases within the Bible itself and not from rational or classical patterns derived from without and imposed upon Scripture.” (Page 1)

About the Editors

Roy B. Zuck (1932–2013) always had a passion for solid, Bible-based publications in the realm of Christian youth ministry education. Zuck attended Biola University and served there as president of the student council. Zuck also attended Dallas Theological Seminary.

Darrell L. Bock, research professor of New Testament studies and professor of spiritual development and culture at Dallas Theological Seminary, serves as editor-at-large forChristianity Today, and is on the board of Chosen People Ministries and Wheaton College. From 2000 to 2001, Dr. Bock served as president of the Evangelical Theological Society.

Eugene H. Merrill (b. 1934) is an Old Testament scholar who currently serves as distinguished professor of Old Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He has also taught at Bob Jones University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Berkshire Christian College. Merrill served as the president of the Evangelical Theological Society in 2010 and has been involved in international Christian ministry in Europe, Asia, and the Near East.


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  1. Freddie Rivers

    Freddie Rivers


    Fantastic resource that provide information in a logical manner to guide the reader through the Old Testament.
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  3. Peter Wise

    Peter Wise


    My favorite book on biblical theology of the Old Testament. The sections on Joshua-Judges-Ruth, Samuel-Kings, Isaiah, and the minor prophets are especially helpful. God-honoring and insightful volume.


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