"Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament" Book Review

"Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament"
This is a critical book review of "Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament" by Christopher J. H. Wright.
# 118870 | 2,091 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Mar 10, 2010 in Religion and Theology (Christianity)


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Description:

This paper discusses how Christopher Wright's book, "Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament", examines how the Old Testament helps provide insight into the life of Jesus Christ. In particular, the paper examines how Wright uses the book of Mathew to explore the origins of Jesus' mission on earth.

Table of Contents:
Introduction
Summary
Interaction And Assessment
Identity
Covenant And Promise
Other Perspectives
Conclusion
Bibliography

From the Paper:

"In the preface to "Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament," Wright informs the reader of his thesis: "The deeper you go into understanding the Old Testament, the closer you come to the heart of Jesus." In approaching the task to write such a book, Wright admits that he "found it hard to decide whether this is a book about Jesus in the light of the Old Testament, or a book about the Old Testament in the light of Jesus. Perhaps it is both." Indeed, Wright has succeeded in presenting both (Jesus and the Old Testament) in such a way as to compel the reader to never again wholly separate one from the other."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Dyrness, William A. Review of Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament, by Christopher J. H. Wright. Ashland Theological Journal 28 (1996), 148-149.
  • Horton, Stanley M. Review of Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament, by Christopher J. H. Wright. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. 40/2 (June 1997), 287-339.
  • Kaiser, Walter. The Messiah in the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995.
  • Long, V. Philips. Review of Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament, by Christopher J. H. Wright. Presbyterion 19/1 (1993), 61-62.
  • Sailer, William S. Review of Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament, by Christopher J. H. Wright. Evangelical Journal 13 (1995), 89-90.

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