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Do We Need the New Testament?: Letting the Old Testament Speak for Itself
Goldingay, John

Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2015 pp. 183. $14.81


Description: Do we need the Old Testament? That's a familiar question, often asked. But as an Old Testament scholar, John Goldingay turns that question on its head: Do we need the New Testament? What's new about the New Testament? After all, the Old Testament was the only Bible Jesus and the disciples knew. Jesus affirmed it as the Word of God. Do we need anything more? And what happens when we begin to look at the Old Testament, which is the First Testament, not as a deficient old work in need of a christological makeover, but as a rich and splendid revelation of God's faithfulness to Israel and the world? In this cheerfully provocative yet probingly serious book, John Goldingay sets the question and views it from a variety of angles. Under his expert hand, each facet unfolds the surprising richness of the Old Testament and challenges us to recalibrate our perspective on it.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature

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Review by Joseph Cathey
Published 6/7/2018
Citation: Joseph Cathey, review of John Goldingay, Do We Need the New Testament? Letting the Old Testament Speak for Itself, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).


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