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Two Testaments, One Bible:
A Study of the Theological Relationships between the Old and New Testaments

Apollos: 1976, 1991

Blurb Review by Vern S. Poythress

Blurb

The subtitle for this book suggests that it is 'a study of the theological relationship between the Old and New Testaments.' It is worth pointing out that this could be viewed as slightly misleading in that the book doesn't contain all that much exposition of biblical texts. Rather it's more like a historical guide to who has said what about the theological relationship between the testaments and has a distinctly PhD thesis feel (which it was). But none of this should put you off. It is an invaluable and reliable guide to all the key areas of debate and disagreement and really provides an excellent framework for thinking through the issue. If you really want to study this topic, you couldn't do better than start with this book. The 1991 edition is fully revised and updated from the 1976 version.

Contents

Part 1: The Problem
1. Biblical foundations
2. The two testaments in the history of biblical interpretation

Part 2: Four Modern Solutions
3. The New Testament as the essential Bible
4. The Old and New Testaments as equally Christian Scripture
5. The Old Testament as the essential Bible
6. The Old and New Testaments as one salvation history

Part 3: Three Key Themes
7. Typology
8. Promise and fulfilment
9. Continuity and Discontinuity

Part 4: Conclusion
10. The theological relationship between the Testaments

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