Many pastors find it easier to preach on the New Testament than the Old Testament, with its powerful and often shocking narrative, prophetic warnings and calls to holiness. For many preachers seeking to make the Bible relevant, it is far easier and safer to stay out of the woods and plow the well-worn fields of the newer canon.
Preaching the Old Testament equips pastors to journey into the forest and find passion and confidence for preaching on the Old Testament. This book helps them keep up on their Hebrew, understand the themes of the Old Testament, and unpack the theological foundation upon which Jesus built, in order to take their congregations to a deeper understanding of Christ himself.
Edited by Scott M. Gibson, professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, this book features articles from the faculty at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, but also includes professors Duane Garrett from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, John Sailhamer from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dennis Magary and David Larsen from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Scott M. Gibson (D.Phil., Oxford) is the Haddon W. Robinson Professor of Preaching and Ministry and Director of the Center for Preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and is one of the founders of the Evangelical Homiletics Society.