In A New Testament Biblical Theology: The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the New, G.K. Beale provides a comprehensive exposition of the unfolding theological unity of the entire Bible from the vantage point of the New Testament.
G. K. Beale, coeditor of the award-winning Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, examines how the New Testament storyline relates to and develops the Old Testament storyline. To this end, he argues that every major concept of the New Testament is a development of a concept from the Old and is to be understood as a facet of the inauguration of the latter-day new creation and kingdom. Moreover, Beale is admant that what he is developing a unique New Testament biblical theology, one that draws its meaning from the dynamic relationship between Old Testament text and New Testament fulfillment, and is not therefore writing another 'New Testament Theology'.
Offering extensive interaction between the two testaments, this volume helps readers see the unifying conceptual threads of the Old Testament and how those threads are woven together in Jesus Christ. One of Beale's best qualities is his very readable expositions. Crisp and not overly technical, this definitive work will be valued by students and professors, educated laity and pastors.
- New Testament Biblical Theology