Kaiser reflects on what he perceives to be a crisis in expository preaching. He first defines what he understands expository preaching to be, then analyzes the current problems, and ends with a proposal of what the focus and duty of preaching needs to be.
Does the Old Testament teach anything on economic matters like ownership and property? Kaiser examines the case some have made for a duality of the material and spiritual world. He then examines themes related to property, theft, land, and Jubilee. The stewardship responsibilities attributed to human beings are noted.
Should the church be involved in poverty relief, and if so, how should it take shape?
This is an introduction in a theological dictionary on the significance of Jesus Christ as prophet.
This is a Bible dictionary entry on the significance of a false prophet.
Kaiser reflects on the old teaching that sees the Old and New Testaments at odds with each other, as if the God of the Old Testament is different from the God of the New Testament. He refers in particular to Marcion who degraded the Old Testament and denied the unity of the teaching between the two testaments.
This paper studies the use of Amos 9 in Acts 15. The significance of Gentiles being included in the people of God is reflected upon. He further notes the difference in approach between a dispensational and covenantal reading of the text and its implications for the relationship between Israel and the church.
One of the areas of Biblical Theology where theologians would disagree among themselves is what if anything constitutes the center (German Mitte) of Biblical Theology. Kaiser reflects on what it is that gives the Bible its unity. He explains how the unity of the Bible is built around the central plan of God.
The author presents an outline and exposition of Daniel 8.
Kaiser presents an outline and exposition of Daniel 7.
Kaiser presents an outline and exposition of Daniel 5.
Kaiser presents an outline, overview, and exposition of Daniel 2.
Kaiser presents an overview, structure, and exposition of Daniel 4.
Kaiser continues his exposition of Daniel 1 that he started in the first article in this series. He now focuses on Daniel 1:3-21.
Kaiser gives a brief outline of the Old Testament presentation of the messiah as promise and a brief introduction to its interpretation.
Kaiser gives a brief outline of the messianic promises set forth in the Bible’s promise plan.
What or who was the object of faith in the Old Testament? Kaiser reflects on whether the content of faith changes for each dispensation or group of people. He confronts views of dispensationalists like Charles Ryrie. Kaiser argues that covenant theology makes the content of faith in both Testaments the same: it is faith in the Messiah, rather than a general trust or belief in God.
Many people find the subject of Old Testament ethics a difficult one to deal with. Kaiser considers some of the reasons for the lack of interest in Old Testament ethics.
How should we understand the promise of the new covenant in Jeremiah 31:31-34? What are the continuities and discontinuities between the covenants? Kaiser reflects on the issues at stake—the content of the new covenant, the contrast with the Mosaic covenant, and Jeremiah 30 to Jeremiah 33 as a "book of comfort."
Was John the Baptist the fulfillment of the promise of Malachi 3 and Malachi 4 concerning the prophet who was to come on the day of the Lord? Kaiser offers a hermeneutical solution to this question as a generic fulfillment, meaning that Elijah has come "in the spirit and power" witnessed in John the Baptist, and will yet come in the future.
This survey of the state of Old Testament studies was written in 1975. It was a transitional period filled with uncertainties of direction. Kaiser wants to promote solid and substantial biblical scholarship. Specific areas surveyed include biblical theology, and the relation of the Old Testament to the New Testament.