Van Groningen is guided by a broad understanding of the messianic concept and a conservative view of biblical inspiration and inerrancy, which he elaborates in the first two chapters. The remainder of the book is primarily exegetical treatment of passages in the Hebrew Bible. Relying on a rather free use of typological exegesis, the author includes a number of passages that mainstream biblical scholars do not consider messianic. In the end, van Groningen has produced a massive synthesis of orthodox opinion and a negative evaluation of much current scholarship but has made no new contribution. Even so, because it is representative of conservative evangelical scholarship and because of its bibliography, which exceeds 40 pages, this work should be part of comprehensive religion collections.-- Craig W. Beard, Harding Univ. Lib., Searcy, Ark.