The Hidden Unity of the Bible
The Hidden Unity of the Bible: The Use of the Old Testament in the New Testament
Pieter J. Lalleman
The authors of the New Testament were well versed in the Old Testament, frequently quoting and alluding to it in their writing. That is why, although Jesus Christ is not explicitly mentioned in the Old Testament, in order to understand what the New Testament says about him, we must understand the prophecy, imagery and theology of the Old Testament.
Pieter J. Lalleman has taught New Testament at Spurgeon’s College since 2000. He has authored and edited numerous books, and is editor of the European Journal of Theology.
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‘In an age when we are frequently encouraged to dip into parts of the Bible on their own, this book shows us how much we are missing when we do not see how the whole fits together. Pieter Lalleman has done us the great service of showing how much the writers of the Bible were saturated in other parts of it, drawing on it throughout their work. Anyone working through this careful but clear book will come away with their whole of the Bible enriched.’ – David G. Firth, Old Testament Tutor and Academic Dean, Trinity College Bristol
In the second century a bishop called Marcion proposed that the Old Testament Scriptures be rejected by Christians since they spoke of a different God from the Father of Jesus. He was soon declared a heretic, and 2000 years later Pieter Lalleman’s book shows why: The New Testament is saturated with Old Testament texts containing, by one account, some 350 quotations and perhaps 2,500 allusions. Even a glance at Lalleman’s ‘Index of Biblical Texts’ illustrates this. This is a beautifully clear and well-argued analysis that more than proves the case it advances. – Dr Nigel G. Wright, Principal Emeritus, Spurgeon’s College London.