A New Testament Biblical Theology, A: The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the New
Publisher Baker Academic
In this comprehensive exposition, a leading New Testament scholar explores the unfolding theological unity of the entire Bible from the vantage point of the New Testament. G. K. Beale, coeditor of the award-winning Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, examines how the New Testament storyline relates to and develops the Old Testament storyline. Beale argues that every major concept of the New Testament is a development of a concept from the Old and is to be understood as a facet of the inauguration of the latter-day new creation and kingdom. Offering extensive interaction between the two testaments, this volume helps readers see the unifying conceptual threads of the Old Testament and how those threads are woven together in Christ. This major work will be valued by students of the New Testament and pastors alike.
This book revolutionized the way I read scripture, particularly the NT use of the OT, and the OT itself. As well, Beale can refresh or give new interest to OT studies. I've found that since working through this and his BT lectures, there is usually little need for commentaries. What I mean is, especially in the gospels and epistles, I can now usually draw out the argument better and can know what themes or allusions are being made by certain language being used. Tremendous work of tremendous value. If your not sure about spending the money, find his lectures online in many places (monergism.com for one) and listen to those first to get a good preview. Wanting to buy will be almost certain if you enjoy those.
This book will be the standard BT for the next few decades if the Lord will not come back before. Wonderful, true masterpiece, maybe even more profitable than his commentary on Revelation.