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Mission in the Old Testament: Israel as a Light to the Nations Review ï 8 Walter C. Jr. Kaiser Ä 8 Characters Download ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ä Walter C. Jr. Kaiser Walter Kaiser uestions 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 uestions. This short book treats a variety of familiar Old Testament passages in order to show that mission as bringing the message of salvation to unbelievers was not an innovation of the New Testament church Kaiser shows the Old Testament precedent for mission and how this led into the mission theology in the New Testament His book tries to show that the nature of mission in the Old Testament was centrifugal outward going rather than centripetal inward drawing The few examples he cites most notably the prophet Jonah are good but even after reading the book it remains difficult to see the nation of Israel as a whole actually acting in centrifugal mission Nonetheless he does a good job of showing how the prophets and the Abrahamic covenant set the stage for the worldwide mission that occurred after Christ s ascension The book is a very cursory treatment of the most significant OT passages on mission and is by no means exhaustive but it would serve well as an introduction to Old Testament mission

Review Mission in the Old Testament: Israel as a Light to the Nations

Mission in the Old Testament: Israel as a Light to the Nations

Mission in the Old Testament: Israel as a Light to the Nations Review ï 8 Walter C. Jr. Kaiser Ä 8 Characters Download ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ä Walter C. Jr. Kaiser Walter Kaiser uestions 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 uestions. Mission is the subject matter of this book For most people a study of the mission of the church turns first to Jesus and the Great Commission of Matthew 2818 20 Kaiser an Old Testament scholar explores the idea that the divine mission to the world did not begin with the Great Commission in Matthew but actually began in the Bible as early as Genesis 315 After making his case that Genesis 1 11 is decidedly universalistic in its scope Kaiser focuses on the call of Abraham in Genesis 12 Kaiser calls this the first great commission in the Bible Kaiser traces the universalistic nature of God s call through Genesis and Exodus through the Psalms and into the prophets Kaiser s work is thankfully not weighted down with scholarly jargon while it is thoroughly grounded in sound biblical scholarship A most fascinating chapter on the apostle Paul s understanding of mission grounds Paul s marching orders for his missionary zeal suarely in the Old Testament particularly the Psalms and Isaiah This little book provides an important corrective to the idea that God suddenly gave up on Israel and switched to the Gentiles Correctly understood God from the beginning was seeking a people who encompassed all the nations of the world In a day when some want to make the tent of God s family smaller Kaiser points out that God s promises have always been for all the nations

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Mission in the Old Testament: Israel as a Light to the Nations Review ï 8 Walter C. Jr. Kaiser Ä 8 Characters Download ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ä Walter C. Jr. Kaiser Walter Kaiser uestions 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 uestions. The author one of evangelicalism s leading Old Testament scholars has written a brief accessible book on a neglected topic When we think of mission in the Bible we typically jump to New Testament texts like the Great Commission Matthew 2819 20 or Acts 18 But Kaiser demonstrates that God s mission has been in place ever since Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden in Genesis 3 In the calling of Abram in Gen 12 Kaiser shows that God already had a plan for Gentiles to be blessed by Israel In fact God wanted Israel to be a light to the nations Jonah is an example of a prophet who had a problem with thatThe book is well written and stimulating what we have come to expect from Kaiser His interpretations are sometimes a minority position among scholars and in a few places he even argues for some novel interpretations For instance he understands the Hebrew of Gen 41 to read I have brought forth a man even the LORD page 16 In other words Eve mistakenly thought that Cain was the fulfillment of the promise that God had given to her in the Protevangelium of Gen 315 that one of her descendants would crush the head of the serpent I could not find any other OT scholars who agreed with Kaiser on that but it certainly is an interesting possibilityI recommend this book for any pastor or church leader who is interested in the subject of mission I used it profitably in connection with a four week sermon series on mission in the Old Testament which was a warmup for a year long study on Acts Lay readers will also benefit from it Those interested in this topic may also want to examine Christopher Wright s book The Mission of God Unlocking the Bible s Grand Narrative and the book by Kostenberger and O Brien Salvation to the Ends of the Earth A Biblical Theology of Mission New Studies in Biblical Theology No 11 Both of these are larger than Kaiser s book however and written for specialists


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    Download ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ä Walter C. Jr. Kaiser pdf Mission in the Old Testament: Israel as a Light to the Nations – vivaldirestaurant.co.za Free Walter C. Jr. Kaiser Ä 8 Characters A revised edition of the older version A precise and concise guide of God's mission for Israel to the gentiles in the Old Testament

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    pdf Mission in the Old Testament: Israel as a Light to the Nations – vivaldirestaurant.co.za Free Download ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ä Walter C. Jr. Kaiser Walter C. Jr. Kaiser Ä 8 Characters This short book treats a variety of familiar Old Testament passages in order to show that mission as bringing the message of salvation to unbelievers was not an innovation of the New Testament church Kaiser shows the Old Testament p

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    Download ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ä Walter C. Jr. Kaiser Walter C. Jr. Kaiser Ä 8 Characters Review Mission in the Old Testament: Israel as a Light to the Nations Very good read Interesting points are developed throughout this bookI recommend all Christians should read and study this bookOur God from the beginning of time is a missionary God

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    pdf Mission in the Old Testament: Israel as a Light to the Nations – vivaldirestaurant.co.za Free Download ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ä Walter C. Jr. Kaiser Walter C. Jr. Kaiser Ä 8 Characters The author one of evangelicalism's leading Old Testament scholars has written a brief accessible book on a neglected topic When we think of mission in the Bible we typically jump to New Testament texts like the Great Commission Matthew 2819 20 or Acts 18 But Kaiser demonstrates that God's mission has been in place ever since Adam and Eve s

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    Review Mission in the Old Testament: Israel as a Light to the Nations pdf Mission in the Old Testament: Israel as a Light to the Nations – vivaldirestaurant.co.za Free Walter C. Jr. Kaiser Ä 8 Characters This book is a short scholarly discussion of several significant Old Testament passages on God’s mission to the Gentiles It’s valuable to any Biblical scholar interested in missions but the writing style is academic and can be difficult to follow in places He does organize his topics but his arguments are not

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    pdf Mission in the Old Testament: Israel as a Light to the Nations – vivaldirestaurant.co.za Free When did God first begin to send the news of Himself and His salvation to the four corners of the gentile earth Wasn't it in the apostolic age with Paul the Apostle to the Gentiles In this book Kaiser goes back much farth

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    pdf Mission in the Old Testament: Israel as a Light to the Nations – vivaldirestaurant.co.za Free Download ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ä Walter C. Jr. Kaiser This book draws upon the pivotal passages and moments in Old Testament history in order to display the grandeur of God's unchanging mission God has always been at work to accomplish His mission but I fear that m

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