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Old Testament Theology: Reading the Hebrew Bible as Christian Scripture
Moberly, R. W. L.

Grand Rapids: Baker, 2013 pp. xiv + 333. $34.99



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Leading Old Testament theologian Walter Moberly probes what is necessary to understand and appropriate the Hebrew Bible as a fundamental resource for Christian theology and life today. This accessible, provocative volume offers a creative example of theological interpretation, modeling a way of doing Old Testament theology that takes seriously both the nature of the biblical text as ancient text and also the questions and difficulties that arise as believers read this text in a contemporary setting.

Moberly offers an in-depth study of key Old Testament passages, highlighting enduring issues in Hebrew Bible interpretation and discussing Jewish readings alongside Christian readings. The volume is representative of the content of Israel's scriptures rather than comprehensive, yet it discusses most of the major topics of Old Testament theology. Moberly is attentive to varying ways of reading Israel's scriptures throughout history and to contemporary challenges in appropriating the content of the Old Testament. He demonstrates a Christian approach to reading the Old Testament that holds together the priorities of both scholarship and faith.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Theological Approaches

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Review by Trent C. Butler
Published 4/10/2015
Citation: Trent C. Butler, review of R. W. L. Moberly, Old Testament Theology: Reading the Hebrew Bible as Christian Scripture, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


Review by Wilhelm J. Wessels
Published 4/10/2015
Citation: Wilhelm J. Wessels, review of R. W. L. Moberly, Old Testament Theology: Reading the Hebrew Bible as Christian Scripture, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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