Pulling together thirty-one of beloved professor Bruce Waltke's most important essays on exegetical, theological, and hermeneutical issues, this book spans the gamut of his career and provides substantial supplemental resources to Waltke's publishing dossier. Topics Include:
- Studying the Psalms devotionally
- The text and canon of the Old Testament
- Preaching Proverbs
- Biblical authority
- Doing theology for the people of God
- Evangelical spirituality
- Old Testament texts about human reproduction
- Reflections on retirement
- The role of women in the Bible
- And much more!
Bruce K. Waltke is Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Knox Theological Seminary, Fort Lauderdale, and professor emeritus of biblical studies at Regent College, Vancouver.
Tremper Longman III
-- Westmont College
"Now in his eighties, Bruce Waltke remains one of the sharpest minds in biblical studies today. How wonderful to have this selection of his studies collected together. . . . I enthusiastically recommend this volume to all students, teachers, and scholars."
Walter C. Kaiser Jr.
-- Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
"Here is one of the best summaries of a lifetime of dedicated service to our Lord, and to the biblical academy, by a humble servant of our Lord. These chapters will offer a new generation of biblical readers some of the most creative thinking in the vanguard of Old Testament scholarship during the last half century."
V. Philips Long
-- Regent College
"The many thousands who have benefited from the teaching and writing of Bruce Waltke over the course of his illustrious career will celebrate this extensive collection of his shorter works. . . . Well researched, incisive, and always instructive, Waltkes essays invite reading and rereading. Both author and publisher are to be congratulated for making these sometimes hard-to-acquire essays available in such a convenient, substantial volume."
-- Asbury University
"I am happy to recommend as highly as possible this collection of thirty-plus articles gleaned from Bruce Waltkes writings. . . . Waltke brings intellectual acumen and rigorous scholarship to all his writings. His well-established reputation as an Old Testament scholar notwithstanding, I am impressed with the tone of humility and modesty and restraint that pervades his writings. Bruce writes not to make Bruce look better, but to make Bruces Lord look better. And in this he succeeds admirably."
The Bible Today
"Waltke's scholarship is unimpeachable, as is his commentary to pastoral concerns. This book is a fine tribute to both."
Theological Book Review
"From atonement (in Psalm 51) to zoology (birds of the Bible), this ensemble of thirty-two essays collects and showcases the best of Bruce Waltke's shorter published works."
Wisconsin Lutheran Quarterly
"Does every approach to Scripture sooner or later sacrifice either reverence or scholarly integrity? This book answers with a loud 'No.' The question has been a lifelong preoccupation for Bruce K. Waltke, whose collected essays are presented here. From them a portrait emerges of a giant in Old Testament scholarship who is also a child of God through faith in Jesus Christ, and who has found his scholarship and his faith not inimical, but complementary."
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