We Cannot Know Jesus Without Knowing His Story
And that story began long before Jesus was born in Bethlehem. The Gospels tell us clearly that Jesus himself, along with his earliest followers, understood who he was and what he came to do in the light of the story of Israel as told in the pages of the Old Testament. Like them, we too will find that our own understanding of both Jesus and the Old Testament is transformed as we see each in the light of the other.
Engaging with the Scriptures, Christopher J. H. Wright uncovers Jesus’ self–understanding as Son of Man and Son of God, following the path and fulfilling the call that God had placed before Israel. Through this we discover that the deeper we go into understanding the Old Testament, the closer we come to the heart of Jesus. In this revised and updated second edition Wright digs deeper into the Old Testament revealing the God whom Jesus embodied. Each chapter is followed with questions and exercises, which can be used either in personal study or in group discussion.
A brilliant read and study, so I highly recommend it. It sets out clearly and scripturally the case as per its title, and opens up the Old Testament in an easy to read and understand format so placing the OT at the heart of the NT - it proclaims this is who Jesus is and should be understood.
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