Overview

Many pastors find it easier to preach on the New Testament than the Old Testament, with its powerful and often shocking narrative, prophetic warnings and calls to holiness. For many preachers seeking to make the Bible relevant, it's far easier--and safer--to stay out of the woods and plow the well-worn fields of the newer canon.

Preaching the Old Testament
equips pastors to journey into the forest and find a passion and confidence for ...
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Preaching the Old Testament

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Overview

Many pastors find it easier to preach on the New Testament than the Old Testament, with its powerful and often shocking narrative, prophetic warnings and calls to holiness. For many preachers seeking to make the Bible relevant, it's far easier--and safer--to stay out of the woods and plow the well-worn fields of the newer canon.

Preaching the Old Testament
equips pastors to journey into the forest and find a passion and confidence for preaching on the Old Testament. This book helps them keep up on their Hebrew, understand the themes of the Old Testament, and unpack Jesus' foundational text to take their congregations to a deeper understanding of Christ himself.
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Editor and coauthor Gibson (director, Ctr. for Preaching, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is a founder of the Evangelical Homiletics Society. The other authors of this book's 11 chapters are all preachers or teachers of the Old Testament (OT). The major concerns here involve maintaining knowledge of biblical Hebrew; preaching the historical books, the narratives, the Law, the Psalms and Proverbs, and the Prophets; OT cultural considerations; preaching New Testament citations of the OT; preaching the OT today; preaching the OT evangelistically; and the challenges of all such preaching. As Gibson summarizes, "the entire Bible is our authority and we are called to preach the entire counsel of God." This book is for those who engage in biblical exegesis but reject many of the assumptions of other contemporary biblical textual criticism (e.g., source, redaction, and historical criticism); for those who assume that the Bible is God's word to humanity rather than human words conveying the various human authors' experiences with God; and for those who assume that the Bible is not only foundational for the Christian faith but also normative. Highly recommended for Christian seminary libraries, especially those serving evangelicals.-Carolyn M. Craft, emerita, Longwood Univ., Farmville, VA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441242495
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 916,167
  • File size: 697 KB

Meet the Author

Scott M. Gibson (D.Phil., Oxford) is the Haddon W. Robinson Professor of Preaching and Ministry and Director of the Center for Preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and one of the founders of the Evangelical Homiletics Society.
Scott M. Gibson (DPhil, Oxford) is the Haddon W. Robinson Professor of Preaching and Ministry, director of the Center for Preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and one of the founders of the Evangelical Homiletics Society. He is the author or coauthor of several books on preaching and lives in Massachusetts.
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