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An Old Testament Theology: An Exegetical, Canonical, and Thematic Approach
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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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
Aug 24, 2008 Ashley Thomas rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Those interested in theology or Biblical studies.
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.