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The Promise-plan of God: A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments 1 edition

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What is the central theme of the Bible? Given the diversity of authorship, genre, and context of the Bible's various books, is it even possible to answer such a question? Or in trying to do so, is an external grid being unnaturally superimposed on the biblical text? These are difficult questions that the discipline of biblical theology has struggled to answer. In this thoroughly revised and expanded edition of his classic Toward an Old Testament Theology, Walter Kaiser offers a solution to these unresolved issues. He proposes that there is indeed a unifying center to the theology and message of the Bible that is indicated and affirmed by Scripture itself. That center is the promise of God. It is one all-encompassing promise of life through the Messiah that winds itself throughout salvation history in both the Old and New Testaments, giving cohesiveness and unity to the various parts of Scripture. After laying out his proposal, Kaiser works chronologically through the books of both testaments, demonstrating how the promise is seen throughout, how the various sub-themes of each book relate to the promise, and how God's plan to fulfill the promise progressively unfolds. Here is a rich and illuminating biblical theology that will stir the emotion and the intellect. - Back cover.

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The Promise-plan of God
A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments

Published April 2008 by Zondervan in Grand Rapids, MI .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Introduction : God's promise-plan in both Testaments
Part one : A biblical theology of the Old Testament.
Prolegomena to the promise : the Pre-Patriarchal Period
The provisions in the promise : the Patriarchal Era
The people of the promise : the Mosaic Era
The place of the promise : the Pre-Monarchial Era
The king of the promise : the Davidic Era
Life in the promise : the Wisdom Era
The day of the promise : prophets of the ninth century BC
Servants of the promise : prophets of the eighth century BC
Renewal of the promise : prophets of the seventh century BC
The kingdom of the promise : the exilic prophets
The triumph of the promise : postexilic times
Part two : A biblical theology of the New Testament.
Introduction : The arrival of the promise : Jesus the Messiah
The promise-plan and the law of God
The promise-plan and the mission of the church
The promise-plan and Paul's Prison Epistles
The promise-plan and the kingdom of God
The promise-plan and the promise of the Holy Spirit
The promise-plan and the purity of life and doctrine
The promise-plan and letters to pastors
The promise-plan and the supremacy of Jesus
The promise-plan and the gospel of the kingdom
Appendix A : Chronological charts on the dates of the books of the Bible
Appendix B : Biblical frequency of the word Epangelia, "Promise"

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419 p.
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