Mission in the Old Testament

author of more than forty books, Walter C. Kaiser JR. is president emeritus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. he is a preacher, speaker, researcher, and writer.

Mission in the Old Testament: Israel as a Light to the Nations was originally published in the year 2000. the expanded and updated “Second Edition” was published this year, 2012.

with the rise of emphasis on mission and missional thinking the past decade or so, it’s important to remember that God’s mission did not begin in the New Testament, the first place we tend to go as Evangelicals, but in the Old Testament, the Hebrew Bible; the Bible Jesus read.

God’s mission began with creation, in the book of Genesis. “Genesis 1-11,” writes Kaiser, “is decidedly universal in its scope and outlook, for it addressed all peoples, all cultures, and all languages from the very beginning of time.” (pg. 1).

Kaiser discusses the stories, Psalms, and prophets of the Old Testament in his writing. the book is not long, but it is rich in theological and Biblical insight.

there are questions for study and conversation, an excellent glossary, a very detailed bibliography, and indexes of Scripture, subject, and author.

“Book has been provided courtesy of BakerAcademic and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from BakerAcademic, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”


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