Why is the book of Leviticus important for contemporary believers?
Taking a Christ-centered approach to expositing the Old Testament's third text, Allan Moseley explores what the ancient laws in Leviticus meant in their original setting, how they are fulfilled in Jesus, what the New Testament teaches about them, and how levitical principles apply to our lives today.
Exalting Jesus in Leviticus is part of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series. This series affirms that the Bible is a Christ-centered book, containing a unified story of redemptive history of which Jesus is the hero. Its presented as sermons, divided into chapters that conclude with a "Reflect & Discuss" section, making this series ideal for small group study, personal devotion, and even sermon preparation. Its not academic but rather presents an easy-reading, practical and friendly commentary. The series is projected to be 48 volumes.
Dr. Allan Moseley is Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina. He served as a senior pastor for 25 years, most recently serving at Christ Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC for 10 years while also teaching full time. In his teaching and preaching Dr. Moseley seeks to instill greater knowledge of God's Word, along with a passion to obey God and share His Word.
Dr. Moseley was educated at Samford University (B.A), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div., Ph.D.), with Post-Doctoral Study at Duke University Divinity School. He is author of What's Life All About? Foundations for a Biblical Worldview from Genesis 1-11 and Thinking Against the Grain: Developing a Biblical Worldview in a Culture of Myths.
He and his wife Sharon have been married for 35 years, and they have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.
It's one thing to know Bible stories; it's another to know the story of the Bible. It's one thing to be aware of the story's many heroes; it's another to have met the Hero himself. From the Old Testament that anticipates him, to the Gospels that manifest him, to the Book of Acts that proclaims him, to the Epistles that explain him, and to the Book of Revelation that tells of him coming again, your Bible is about Jesus. That's why I love the vision of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series. It models for preachers and teachers how to proclaimwith pastoral focus and exegetical carethe beauty of the gospel from every page of Scripture.
Associate Editor for The Gospel Coalition
Few things are more important for faithful biblical interpretation than reading Scripture in light of its master narrative. The Christ-Centered Exposition series aims to do just that. In a postmodern age, these commentaries provide pastors and lay people an invaluable resource that is unswervingly committed to the authority of Scripture and the centrality of the Gospel in the Bibles storyline.
Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr., President
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary