Oct 17, 2018



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Walter C., Jr.
Mission in the Old Testament: Israel as a Light to the Nations
Baker Academic
Amazon-review/s and 2nd edition 2012
Contents (2012 ed.): God's preparation for missions in Genesis 1-11 -- God's plan for missions in the patriarchal and Mosaic eras -- God's promised person for all: the Davidic king of promise -- God's purpose for missions in the Psalter of Israel -- God's use of individuals to reach Gentiles in the Old Testament -- God's call to Israel to be a light to the nations -- God's persuasion of Jonah to be his witness with other prophets from Israel -- God's call to the missionary Paul based on the Old Testament.
Note on 2012 edition: 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.

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