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Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament
Christopher J.H. Wright
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Has the Christian Bible bound believers to a narrow and mistaken notion of Jesus? Should we listen to other gospels, other sayings of Jesus, that enlarge in a web of the church's Scripture, awaiting liberation from our childhood faith so he might speak to our contemporary pluralistic world?
To start to answer these questions we need to know what story Jesus claimed for himself. Christopher Wright is convinced that Jesus' own story is rooted in the story of Israel. Throughout his life Jesus lived by the script of Israel.
Only as we come to understand Jesus as a man with a story - an Old Testament story - will we come to know who Jesus truly is. To change that narrative is to deface our only reliable portrait of Jesus.
Here is a book that traces out the face of Christ in the textual tapestry of the Old Testament. But it also outlines the pattern of God's design for Israel as it is lived out in the story of Jesus.
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About the Author
Christopher J.H. Wright (Ph.D., Cambridge) is international ministry director of the Langham Partnership. Formerly he taught Old Testament and served as principal of All Nations College in Ware, England. His books include two current titles from IVP as well as An Eye for an Eye: The Place of Old Testament Ethics Today (IVP, out of print) and God's People in God's Land: Family, Land and Property in the Old Testament (Eerdmans).
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