Old Testament Theology: Reading the Hebrew Bible as Christian Scripture

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Overview

A top Old Testament theologian known for his accessible and provocative writing probes what is necessary to understand and appropriate the Hebrew Bible as a fundamental resource for Christian theology and life today. This volume offers a creative example of theological interpretation, modeling a way of doing Old Testament theology that takes seriously both the nature of the biblical text as ancient text and also the questions and difficulties that arise as believers read this text in a contemporary context.

Walter Moberly offers an in-depth study of key Old Testament passages, highlighting enduring existential issues in the Hebrew Bible and discussing Jewish readings alongside Christian readings. The volume is representative of the content of Israel's Scripture rather than comprehensive, yet it discusses most of the major topics of Old Testament theology. Moberly demonstrates a Christian approach to reading and appropriating the Old Testament that holds together the priorities of both scholarship and faith.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801048852
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/19/2013
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 900,125
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

R. W. L. Moberly (PhD, University of Cambridge) is professor of theology and biblical interpretation at Durham University, where he has taught for more than twenty-five years. He is the author of eight books, including The Theology of the Book of Genesis; Prophecy and Discernment; and The Bible, Theology, and Faith: A Study of Abraham and Jesus. He is also an ordained priest in the Church of England.
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Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction
1. A Love Supreme
2. A Chosen People
3. Daily Bread
4. Does God Change?
5. Isaiah and Jesus
6. Educating Jonah
7. Faith and Perplexity
8. Where Is Wisdom?
Epilogue
Indexes
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