Two Testaments, One Bible

The Theological Relationship Between the Old and New Testaments

3rd Edition

by David L. Baker

Two Testaments, One Bible
paperback
  • Length: 362 pages
  • Published: February 12, 2010
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-1421-3
  • Item Code: 1421
  • Case Quantity: 28

Do we need the Old Testament today? Is this collection of ancient writings still relevant in our postmodern and increasingly post-literary world? Isn't the New Testament a sufficient basis for the Christian faith? What does the Old Testament God of power and glory have to do with the New Testament God of love whom Jesus calls 'Father'? Are these two very different Testaments really one Bible?

In this thoroughly revised, updated and expanded edition of Two Testaments, One Bible, David L. Baker investigates the theological basis for the continued acceptance of the Old Testament as Christian Scripture, through a study of its relationship to the New Testament. He introduces the main issues, surveys the history of interpretation, and critically examines four major approaches. He then considers four key themes, which provide a framework for Christian interpretation of two Testaments in the context of one Bible: 'typology,' 'promise and fulfilment,' 'continuity and discontinuity,' and 'covenant.' He completes his study with a summary of the main conclusions and reflection on their implications for the use of the Bible today.

CONTENTS

Preface
Abbreviations

PART 1: THE PROBLEM

1 Biblical Foundations
2 History of Biblical Interpretation

PART 2: FOUR MODERN SOLUTIONS

3 The New Testament as the Essential Bible
4 The Two Testaments as Equally Christian Scripture
5 The Old Testament as the Essential Bible
6 The Two Testaments as One Salvation History

PART 3: FOUR KEY THEMES

7 Typology
8 Promise and Fulfillment
9 Continuity and Discontinuity
10 Covenant

PART 4: CONCLUSION

11 The Theological Relationship between the Testaments

Bibliography
Index of Bible references
Index of authors
Index of subjects

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David L. Baker (PhD, University of Sheffield) is a lecturer in biblical studies at All Nations Christian College, Hertfordshire, England. Until 2014 he was senior lecturer in Old Testament at Trinity Theological College in Perth, Western Australia. Previously, he was deputy warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge, England, and a seminary lecturer in Indonesia for over twenty years.

He is the author of Two Testaments, One Bible: The Theological Relationship Between the Old and New Testaments and Tight Fists or Open Hands? Wealth and Poverty in Old Testament Law, as well as several books in Indonesian. His research interests include Deuteronomy, the Decalogue, the relationship between the Testaments, and wealth and poverty in the Old Testament.

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