Old Testament Theology

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The Old Testament is profound and fascinating, telling the story of God's creation of the world and all its inhabitants and, after the fateful consequences of human disobedience in the Garden, of God's efforts to reconcile a broken world to himself. But it is not an easy book. Readers today face numerous obstacles.. "Paul House provides a path through these barriers by carefully exploring each Old Testament book, summarizing its content and showing its theological significance within the whole of the Old Testament canon. Students will find House an able guide as they learn to grasp basic biblical content and its theological significance.
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What People Are Saying

Tremper Longman III
Remarkably insightful and stimulating. . . . House's book-by-book approach means that this book is not only a contribution to the scholarly discussion of Old Testament theology but also an invaluable resource for pastors and lay teachers of the Bible. I enthusiastically recommend this engagingly written and provocative volume.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830815234
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 11/4/1998
  • Edition description: 1998 Hardcover Editon
  • Pages: 655
  • Sales rank: 849,921
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul R. House teaches at Beeson Divinity School of Samford University (Birmingham, Alabama). An Old Testament scholar, he has taught previously at Taylor University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Wheaton College.
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Table of Contents

Preface 7
1 Old Testament Theology: History & Methodology 11
2 The God Who Creates (Genesis) 58
3 The One God Who Delivers & Instructs (Exodus) 87
4 The One God Who Is Holy (Leviticus) 126
5 The God Who Expects Faithfulness (Numbers) 153
6 The God Who Renews the Covenant (Deuteronomy) 169
7 The God Who Gives Rest in the Land (Joshua) 197
8 The God Who Disciplines & Delivers (Judges) 214
9 The God Who Protects, Blesses & Assesses (Samuel) 227
10 The God Whose Word Shapes History (1-2 Kings) 249
11 The God Who Saves (Isaiah) 272
12 The God Who Enforces the Covenant (Jeremiah) 299
13 The God Who Is Present (Ezekiel) 327
14 The God Who Keeps Promises (The Book of the Twelve) 346
15 The God Who Rules (Psalms) 402
16 The God Who Is Worth Serving (Job) 424
17 The God Who Reveals Wisdom (Proverbs) 439
18 The God Who Extends Mercy to the Faithful (Ruth) 455
19 The God Who Oversees Male-Female Sexuality (Song of Solomon) 463
20 The God Who Defines Meaningful Living (Ecclesiastes) 470
21 The God Who Is Righteous & Faithful (Lamentations) 483
22 The God Who Protects the Exiles (Esther) 490
23 The God Who Protects, Discloses & Rules (Daniel) 497
24 The God Who Restores the Remnant to the Land (Ezra - Nehemiah) 512
25 The God Who Elects, Chastens & Restores (1-2 Chronicles) 523
26 The God of the Old Testament: A Summary 539
App Old Testament Theology Since 1993 548
Notes 560
Bibliography 615
Subject Index 636
Author Index 642
Scripture Index 646
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