This article concerns the covenant that God makes with Abraham after he returned from defeating the the kings of the east. It is an account that continued to unfold how the seed of the woman will triumph over the seed of the serpent. In Genesis 15, God strengthens the promise of this seed, although there is nothing yet to prove that the seed will come. The only thing Abraham holds on to is the promise of God.
The author goes through the life of Abraham, in order to demonstrate how his faith in God is an example for those who believe today. Those who believe will take hold of the promises by faith and also get to receive the title of being Abraham's children, even though they have not obeyed the Law of Moses, and have sinned against God.
The author focuses on the promise of God in Genesis 3:15, where the curse and the blessing are introduced as operative for the rest of redemptive history. He cites key moments, especially in connection with the blessings, where he notes that the blessing as pronounced later to Abraham would provide a people, a place, and God's presence with his people.
This article discusses the human sinful motives behind the Tower of Babel, which include pride, passion for power, and other sinful delights. The author contrasts Babel with Jerusalem, the call of Abram, and the day of Pentecost. His emphasis is on the contrast between two loves: love of self and love of others.
The author revisits the crucial story of Noah.
This article is part of a series on the history of the Old Testament. God in His wisdom guided the division of the Israelites up to the time they were taken to captivity. God did this to fulfill his promise of raising the true Israel. All of God's promises to Israel must also be seen in light of the spiritual Israel.
This article is part of a series on the history of the Old Testament. When God destroyed Israel and sent them to captivity it was not because He failed in His promise to restore Israel. Rather, it was through this action that God was beginning to fulfill His promise. He was paving a way for the true Israel whom He would gather together under one head - Jesus Christ.
This article is part of a series on the history of the Old Testament. This article looks at the historical background of the Israelites (especially the northern kingdom) throughout the time of the prophets. Here the author focuses on the message of the prophets Amos and Hosea. The author shows how God was faithful in His promise of rebuilding the house of David in Christ.
This article is part of a series on the history of the Old Testament. This article is about the historical background of the Israelites (especially the northern kingdom) throughout the time of the prophets. The author focuses here on the message of the prophet Jonah during the time of Jeroboam II, looking at the reasons why he did not want to go to Nineveh. The light of God's promises in Christ shone even in Jonah's preaching to Nineveh.
This article defines redemptive history as the historical progression of events, sovereignly decreed and providentially controlled by God, leading to the final redemption of creation through the elect remnant of mankind. In this article, the author provides an outline of the narrative of redemptive history leading to Christ. It is necessary to understand the narrative of redemptive history in order to correctly interpret scripture.
This article chronologically records the events in the wilderness journey of the Israelites from Egypt to the crossing of the Jordan.
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.
Even though the term "Biblical Theology" is widely used today, there is not a generally accepted definition of its purpose and scope. The approach of J. P. Gabler is examined in this article. An alternative approach is offered that seeks to define Biblical Theology in relation to the Christian tradition rather than over against it. The merits of these two approaches are assessed in the light of the history of Biblical Theology over the past two hundred years.