Christopher J. H. Wright is an Anglican clergyman and an Old Testament scholar. He is the International Ministries Director of Langham Partnership International. He was the principal of All Nations College. He is the honorary member of the All Saints Church of Langham Place in London, England. In his book, Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament, Dr. Wright looks to bring about the unity between the Hebrew Scriptures and the understanding of Jesus pertaining to the Word of God. Dr. Wright points out that the knowledge of Christ Jesus originated in the history of salvation that was planned and worked by the Lord for the people of Israel. This book is one of the most essential sources to understand the relation between Jesus and the Old Testament. In fact, “Christian talk of the relation between Jesus Christ and the OT has been prone in the tradition to several forms of error.” As we will see, the author illustrates the complex method in which the character, doctrine, and mission are mingled and can be found within the Hebrew Bible. Dr. Wright illustrates upon the passage of Matthew 1 – 4 indicating how the Old Testament covenants and promises brought about the knowledge of Jesus and interestingly enough discover their completion in Him. There is a whole lot of truth to be gathered by the book by Dr. Wright. A closer discovery of the hidden topics will bring about some foundational theological issues for that need to be presented.
Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament was written in order to let people know and portray to them on the essential role that the Old Testament played in the life…
…t. If we do not wake up and smell the coffee in this area, then it won’t be long before what gets preached in the pulpits become illegal. For that reason, we need to stop playing church. We need to be the church, as Jesus wants us to be. That is how the church will still remain in existence for generations to come. It is time to get very close to the Word of God, as the coming of Jesus is very near.
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Wright, Christopher J.H. Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament (Downers Grove, IL:InterVarsity Press, 1992).