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The Message of the Old Testament: Promises Made

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Author Mark Dever introduces readers to the Old Testament as a glorious whole so that they are able to see the big picture of the majesty of God and the wonder of his promises.
Hardcover, 959 pages
Published April 10th 2006 by Crossway Books (first published 2005)
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Matt Mason
A good resource to accompany one's reading of Old Testament books. Originally these chapters were sermons that dealt with whole books which is to say they steer away from highly technical features in favor of brief historical notes (Dever did his doctorate in history at Cambridge) and pastoral elements.
This is a great book for at least two reasons: it's a great model for preaching and it has great content. Mark Dever preached through the OT... one message on each book. He also has a message on the whole Bible & the whole OT. Great overview material.
Bart Box
Nobody does exposition of long passages like Dever. These are simply the expositions of every book of the Bible. If you want to save money, though, just listen to them on the church website or the Gospel Coalition.
Dever helps you to see God's operation in every book of the Old Testament, reminding us that the Bible is about Him and not us.
Daniel Alvers
Read this for class. It has tons of good stuff. I will use it in the future.
Great resource for preachers, teachers, and laymen alike!
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Mark Dever serves as the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. Since his ordination to the ministry in 1985, Dr. Dever has served on the pastoral staffs of four churches, the second being a church he planted in Massachusetts. Prior to moving to Washington in 1994, Dr. Dever taught for the faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University while serving two years as an associate ...more
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