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An Old Testament Theology: An Exegetical, Canonical, and Thematic Approach

4.21 of 5 stars 4.21  ·  rating details  ·  98 ratings  ·  7 reviews
The Old Testament is more than a religious history of the nation of Israel. It is more than a portrait gallery of heroes of the faith. It is even more than a theological and prophetic backdrop to the New Testament. Beyond these, the Old Testament is inspired revelation of the very nature, character, and works of God. As renowned Old Testament scholar Bruce Waltke writes in ...more
Hardcover, 1040 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Zondervan Publishing Company (first published October 1st 2004)
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Nate Claiborne
All that being said, this is still an excellent treatment of Old Testament theology both in terms of style and substance. As I mentioned earlier, Waltke moves rather easily from interacting with obscure journal articles and doctoral dissertations to devotional insights and short pithy remarks ("tweetables" if you will). I really liked his thematic use of "Gifts" and will probably put it to use in my own Old Testament class in the coming weeks and months. Waltke is a scholar par execellence and p ...more
Ashley Thomas
Aug 24, 2008 Ashley Thomas rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Those interested in theology or Biblical studies.
Shelves: non-fiction
Excellent and very recently written Theology of the OT. Not for the faint of heart, since Waltke is nothing if not verbose. In this book especially his love for over-exploring a topic is demonstrated, but at the same time it is an excellent resource for anyone studying the Old Testament.
Jeffrey
Jul 19, 2008 Jeffrey marked it as to-read
Wait! What do I, an ST, AP, and CH/HT guy, doing with a book about the Bible? :)
Bryan McWhite
Only 200 pages in, but this book is worth its weight (and it's a heavy one) in gold. I'm reading it while I work through Genesis, and it is fantastically edifying and eye-opening.
Mike
Dec 31, 2008 Mike added it
I have read other books by waltke and they have all been excellent. From what I've read this one won't disappoint.
Shawn
This was a really good OT theology. Recommended for anyone studying the OT text.
Mark Taylor
Jul 05, 2011 Mark Taylor marked it as started---shelved
Good so far, but I got distracted. Waiting to get back to it.
Maer
Feb 19, 2009 Maer added it
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