Jason Derouchie (who teaches Old Testament at Bethlehem College & Seminary and is the editor of the highly praised “What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About: A Survey of Jesus’ Bible” [Kregel, 2010]) walk us through the whole Bible in about 20 minutes:
The Old Testament:
saves, and satisfies through covenant for his glory in Christ. The Old Testament provides foundation for this kingdom message, and the New Testament details the fulfillment. Jesus’ Bible was the Old Testament, which highlights through narrative and commentary how the Mosaic old covenant was established in the Law, enforced in the Prophets, and enjoyed in the Writings.
The Bible opens with the five narrative books of Moses, which together are called the Law. Here the old covenant is established.
Genesis introduces God’s universal kingdom program by highlighting the need for and provision of universal blessing. It also supplies the context for Israel’s global mission. Sin has resulted in world-wide curse, and Abraham and his offspring climaxing in a single, male, royal descendant in the line of Judah would be the means for the curse to be overcome by blessing. Continue reading →