Jesus and the Old Testament Book Review by Kien

Jesus and the Old Testament
A review of the book "Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament" by Christopher J.H. Wright.
# 153544 | 1,146 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2013 | KE

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This paper offers a review of the book "Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament" by Christopher J.H. Wright, providing a summary the main topics and themes as well as a critical assessment of the book. The paper examines how the book attempts to find the link between the Jews, Jesus and the Old Testament, a topic that has over time elicited controversial debates as some authors depict Jesus as a reincarnation of a prophet from the Old Testament. The paper also discusses how, by vividly detailing the unity and the relationship between the Old and the New Testament, Wright manages to foster a better understanding of Christ by presenting the real image of Jesus.

Critical Interaction with the Book

From the Paper:

"Another theme of this book revolves around Jesus and the Old Testament promise . The book outlines the importance of the promise especially the covenant between God and Abraham. The identity of Jesus is another major theme in this book . The writer documents the role of the Hebrews scripture on defining the identity of Jesus as detailed in the Old Testament and the New Testament . The fourth theme of this book concerns the various aspects of the mission of Jesus . Here, Jesus is depicted as the messiah, the way to salvation and an accomplishment of the Old Testament whose own sacrifice would lead to the salvation of all the nations . The book also focuses on Jesus and his Old Testament values , showing how the moral and ethical life of Jesus was shaped by the Old Testament teachings."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Lee, Victor. "Book Review: "Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament" by Christopher J.H. Wright." 2010. (accessed March 3, 2011).
  • Wright, Christopher J. Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament. Illinois: IVP Academic, 1995.

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