Book Review: Mission in the Old Testament

CAMERON WATERWORTH

Walter Kaiser is an Old Testament scholar who has a distinguished career in research and writing in the concentration of Old Testament Theology. As a well-published author and sought-after scholar of the Old Testament, his insight into the subject of mission in the Old Testament comes from decades of labor over the text. Kaiser served as a professor of Old Testament and then as President of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary from 1997-2006. Since his time at this post, he has continued to regularly lecture as President Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Old Testament and Ethics at Gordon-Conwell.

In his book, Mission in the Old Testament: Israel as a Light to the Nations, Kaiser takes a calculated look at the significance of Israel’s position as a witness to the nations about the character of God. The thesis of his work is that God’s plan from the beginning was that His people would…

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