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Archive of posts tagged Old Testament

Dennis Kinlaw, Lectures in Old Testament Theology

Last week I spent some time in Lectures in Old Testament Theology, by Dennis Kinlaw (with John Oswalt). This is a very useful summary of Old Testament teaching. It is essentially the transcripts of oral addresses and thus it reads very easily. Though aware of the academic issues, these addresses are pitched at a level […]

Solomon and Pastoral Wisdom

This past Sunday Lee Tankersely preached a good message on 1 Kings 3-11, Solomon’s rise & fall. Chapter 3 caught me afresh with implications for pastoral ministry. As Solomon came to the throne the Lord essentially granted him a wish. We know he asked for wisdom and this pleased the Lord so that the Lord […]

Preaching Christ in the OT

At the MidWest Founders Conference this week I recommended Lee Tankersley’s sermons as good examples of preaching Christ from the Old Testament. For anyone following up, you can find those sermons here. You could begin with the sermon from this past Sunday on 1 Kings 1-2. Lee does a good job of noting some of […]

Concordia Commentary

I try to stay fairly well aware of commentaries and commentary series with my work at the Ryan Center for Biblical Studies and in writing an annual survey of Bible reference works for Preaching Magazine. However, I have recently realized that I had entirely missed a significant series. As part of the work for this […]

Sammy and His Shepherd

Sammy and His Shepherd: Seeing Jesus in Psalm 23, by Susan Hunt Illustrated by Cory Godbey (Reformation Trust, 2008), hb., 50 pp. Ages 3-8 My family has appreciated Susan Hunt’s other books for children so I was excited to see this one. She works through the 23rd Psalm line by line, with each chapter illustrating […]

Davis on OT Narrative

Dale Ralph Davis. The Word Became Fresh: How to Preach from Old Testament Narrative Texts. (Christian Focus Publications, 2006) pb., 153 pp. I have already mentioned several other really good books from this year on preaching the Old Testament. Here is one more which may be my favorite. I have appreciated Davis’ popular commentaries in […]

The Majesty of God in the Old Testament

I am currently working on Preaching Magazine’s annual Bible and Bible reference survey article for early Fall, so it is likely that you will find several book notes here in the coming weeks. Perhaps the main impression I have received so far in seeking to survey all the Bible reference material that has come out […]

Knowing the Holy Spirit Through the OT

Knowing the Holy Spirit Through the OT By Christopher J. H. Wright (IVP, 2006), pb. 159 pp. I have perused this book today as part of a broader review project, and I am impressed. You know right away that this topic is useful since it combines two areas where our understanding in the church tends […]