OT Theology book

A professor friend of mine asks on his FB page:

Does anyone know of a good book on Old Testament theology or a Biblical Theology of the Old Testament? Something that is Christian yet does not have as its starting point interpreting the OT through a Christian lens.

my guess is he was an NT focus in his PhD work – this will be for a Bachelor level class. 

offer him some suggestions through the comments here.  thanks!

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7 responses to “OT Theology book

  1. Well Walter Brueggemann’s OT Theology takes the message of the OT seriously “on it’s own,” but even he examines it at many points “through a Christian lens.” It seems difficult to me to do “Christian” OT work but not examine it “through a Christian lens.”

    • Joel, he wants to avoid theologies that first defines the “center” and then scans the OT for how it plays out or supports the “center,” etc . He wants to let the texts tell him their themes. If that makes sense.

  2. Dr. Aker used Graeme Goldsworthy’s “Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture: The Application of BT to Expository Preaching.” I trust Dr. Aker’s judgment. There was a minor disagreement he had with Goldsworthy (it’s been a while and I don’t remember exactly, so I’ll refrain from guessing). Definitely worth a serious consideration from your friend.

    http://www.amazon.com/Preaching-Whole-Bible-Christian-Scripture/dp/0802847307/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1268351631&sr=8-1

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