Jesus through the Old Testament

Transform your Bible understanding

Graeme Goldsworthy

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The Old Testament can be confusing or problematic for many readers. But in this book, Graeme Goldsworthy helps the Christian reader join the dots, and so make sense of the Old Testament's big picture. He shows how understanding the Old Testament comes from seeing it as a witness to the person and work of Jesus Christ. Goldsworthy traces the developing idea of the kingdom of God through the Old Testament, neatly summarised by his maxim, 'God's people in God's place under God's rule'. Readers will appreciate his explanation of fulfilment and typology, supporting ideas, his explanation of example texts, and the sense of movement towards Jesus. Rather than focus on details that might overwhelm the beginner, Goldsworthy provides a basic roadmap for how the Old Testament's big ideas, from Genesis to Malachi, find their ultimate meaning in Jesus Christ.
George Athas, Director of Postgraduate Studies, Moore Theological College, Sydney

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Confident in the Old Testament?

Enjoying reading it?

Happy to preach from it?

In this engaging book, Graeme Goldsworthy reflects with clarity and practical insight on reading and using the Old Testament, showing us how Jesus is central to the Old Testament's message and encouraging us to reinstate it as essential and transformative to our lives, churches and mission in today's world. The author asks essential questions: Where is Jesus in the whole biblical story-line? How does the kingdom of God relate to him? In what way is he central to the divine revelation? This is a must-read for those who wish to transform their biblical understanding.

Contents

  • Foreword
Part 1 Where's Jesus?
  • Is the Old Testament a Christian book?
  • Getting started: looking for the big picture
  • The storyline of the Bible
  • The kingdom of God as a unifying theme
  • The shape of progressive revelation
Part 2 Working with the texts
  • Some key events in biblical revelation
  • Finding Christ in Genesis
  • Finding Christ in Israel's history
  • Finding Christ in wisdom and psalms
  • Finding Christ in the prophetic books
  • Jesus Christ the fulfiller
  • D.I.Y.

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The Old Testament can be confusing or problematic for many readers. But in this book, Graeme Goldsworthy helps the Christian reader join the dots, and so make sense of the Old Testament's big picture. He shows how understanding the Old Testament comes from seeing it as a witness to the person and work of Jesus Christ. Goldsworthy traces the developing idea of the kingdom of God through the Old Testament, neatly summarised by his maxim, 'God's people in God's place under God's rule'. Readers will appreciate his explanation of fulfilment and typology, supporting ideas, his explanation of example texts, and the sense of movement towards Jesus. Rather than focus on details that might overwhelm the beginner, Goldsworthy provides a basic roadmap for how the Old Testament's big ideas, from Genesis to Malachi, find their ultimate meaning in Jesus Christ.
George Athas, Director of Postgraduate Studies, Moore Theological College, Sydney

No one has done more in the past 50 years to contribute to the recovery of Biblical Theology for the church than Graeme Goldsworthy. Now in this crystal-clear, deeply practical and enormously helpful book, Graeme has condensed years of reflection on and teaching of the Bible for the benefit of the church. I can think of no more helpful place to start for anyone who wants to find out how to read, understand and apply the message of the Bible. I pray that this book gets the attention and widespread use that it deserves for the sake of Christ and his kingdom.
Gary Millar, Principal, Queensland Theological College

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Book details

  • ISBN: 9780857465672
  • Published: 20 October 2017
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
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