Understanding Old Testament Theology
Over the past century the field of Old Testament studies has seen an explosion of theologies of the Old Testament, a trend that has only intensified in the past ten or twenty years. This proliferation of literature has made it difficult for students, pastors, laity--and even scholars--to keep up with.
In Understanding Old Testament Theology, biblical theology experts Brittany Kim and Charlie Trimm clearly organize and explain the myriad contemporary approaches to Old Testament theology.
The book's introduction presents a brief history of the field, highlighting key contributors, questions, and developments. The authors then explore approaches that stress a unified Old Testament theology and approaches that emphasize the diverse theologies of its books and authors. Each main chapter presents the common features found in the discipline: approach, points of tension, and a test case use Exodus to illuminate the differences among the most important approaches to Old Testament theology.
Accessible and unique, Understanding Old Testament Theology provides the only summary introduction of its kind to the field of Old Testament biblical theology.
About the Authors
Brittany Kim (PhD, Wheaton College) teaches Bible courses at North Park Theological Seminary. She is the author of “Lengthen Your Tent-Cords”: The Metaphorical World of Israel's Household in the Book of Isaiah (Eisenbrauns).
Charlie Trimm (PhD, Wheaton College) is associate professor of biblical and theological studies at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. He is the author of Fighting for the King and the Gods: A Survey of Warfare in the Ancient Near East (Society of Biblical Literature) and “YHWH Fights for Them!”: The Divine Warrior in the Exodus Narrative (Gorgias).