Dominion and Dynasty: A Biblical Theology of the Hebrew Bible
Publisher IVP Academic
Christian theologians rarely study the Old Testament in its final Hebrew canonical form, even though this was very likely the Bible used by Jesus and the early church. However, once read as a whole, the larger structure of the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) provides a "wide-angle lens" through which its contents can be viewed. In this stimulating exposition, Stephen G. Dempster argues that, despite its undoubted literary diversity, the Hebrew Bible possesses a remarkable structural and conceptual unity. The various genres and books are placed within a comprehensive narrative framework which provides an overarching literary and historical context. The many texts contribute to this larger text, and find their meaning and significance within its story of "dominion and dynasty," which ranges from Adam to the Son of Man, from David to the coming Davidic king.
Fantastic. Perhaps I should rate more books at 4 so you know this one is a 5. Everyone should read this book. Dempster shows the unity of the OT by developing the theology of the TaNaKh, that is, the order of Jesus' bible(the Law, the Prophets and the Psalms/Writings). If nobody has brought the OT to life for you through the biblical theological model, tracing main themes, you can start here.
Rarely do I find a book that I know I will reread and continue to reread for the rest of my life, Dominion and Dynasty is one of those books. The subtitle of the book describes the book well, “A theology of the Hebrew Bible.” Dempster, sees the Old Testament, specifically the Tanak (Hebrew Bible) as one unified Story. The Tanak is structured differently than our Old Testament; same books different order. Dempster argues that following the order of the Tanak: Torah, Nevi’im (Prophets), and Ketuvim (Writings) shows purposeful structure, composition, and narrative plot... [Full Review]