This is the first main installment of my review of volume 1 of John Goldingay’s Old Testament Theology from IVP Academic. I will go ahead and say now that this is a book densely packed with theological insight. It is so densely packed that it may not be for everyone, but anyone serious about study of the Old Testament, at least from a faith perspective, should have a copy of this book. But, more on that later …
For now, I’ll share my past experience with Goldingay’s work and share a little bit about him. My first and main experience with Goldingay’s writing, apart from maybe an article here and there, was with his Commentary on the Book of Daniel in the Word Biblical Commentary series. It was one of our textbooks in my Aramaic course in seminary. This is one of the two commentaries that I recommend on Daniel along with John Collins. So, I was expecting nothing less than this kind of solid scholarship in Old Testament Theology.
John Goldingay has a BA in theology from the University of Oxford and a PhD from the Univeristy of Nottingham. He is the David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary. And, he is an ordained minister of the Church of England. His list of publications is impressive and reflects both an academic study of the Old Testament and an interest of applying this study in the context of the Church. To learn more about John Goldingay visit HERE and click the link at the bottom of the page beneath where it says “additional information.”
I have made it through a little more than the first third of the text at this point. Next, I’ll be posting on the contents of the book.