Mission In The Old Testament: Israel As A Light To The Nations
Mission in the Old Testament: Israel as a Light to the Nations
Walter Kaiser questions the notion that the New Testament represents a deviation from God's supposed intention to save only the Israelites. He argues that--contrary to popular opinion--the older Testament does not reinforce an exclusive redemptive plan. Instead, it emphasizes a common human condition and God's original and continuing concern for all humanity. Kaiser shows that the Israelites' mission was always to actively spread to gentiles the Good News of the promised Messiah. This new edition adds two new chapters, freshens material throughout, expands the bibliography, and includes study questions.
From the Back Cover
When discussing mission, it is easy to rely on the New Testament and overlook the importance of the Old Testament. Walter Kaiser corrects this tendency by explaining the missionary message of the Old Testament. This edition adds two new chapters, freshens material throughout, expands the bibliography, and includes study questions.
Praise for the first edition
"Mission in the Old Testament challenges the axiom that the gospel mandate begins with the New Testament. Dr. Kaiser rightly begins with Genesis 1-11 as the opening drama of redemptive history that explains the subsequent developments in the story...