OT Theology by Paul House

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Ronald Quick | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Apr 7 2010 7:34 PM

I have not heard of this resource or the author before and was wondering what would I be missing if I did not purchase this resource?

I have L4 Platinum, WBC, NICOT and Lange's commentaries. 

Thanks,

Ron

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Alan Charles Gielczyk | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 7 2010 8:15 PM

House and this volume are part of the recent renewed Biblical Theology movement. I jumped on this book and am glad I did. Biblical Theology looks at theology from the perspective of revelation as opposed to Systematic Theology which looks at theology in categories. Both are necessary and should be held in balance but it seems BT is most lacking in libraries. I suggest you grab this while you can at this price.

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David Stockdale | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 7 2010 8:24 PM

I just purchased OT Theology by Paul House and I am greatly enjoying it.  I believe there is another thread that discussed House and his background.  He is a solid and thoughtful exegete and Old Testament scholar.  He interacts with other OT theologians including Childs and von Rad.  

With regard to your current Logos library, what is especially impressive is House's use of footnotes (80+ footnotes for the theology of Leviticus alone!).  This really puts on display the capability of Logos to jump to your commentaries.  I noticed active footnotes to WBC, Hermenea, and Anchor commentaries.  There are also many footnotes to NICOT and Tyndale OTC, but these are not yet active.  For the doctrine of God, House has footnotes with links to Carl F.H. Henry's God, Revelation, and Authority.  Very cool. 

If you enjoy digging into the Old Testament and have $20 to spare during the March Madness special, this one is a no-brainer.  Smile

David

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Pastor Roger | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 8 2010 7:22 AM

Alan Charles Gielczyk:
Biblical Theology looks at theology from the perspective of revelation as opposed to Systematic Theology which looks at theology in categories.

Can you suggest a resource or a site where I can get more information on this? I've heard of it, but have never investigated.  I always get a bit nervous when I hear the word "renewed."  But, it sounds interesting.

Thanks!

Elder/Pastor, Hope Now Bible Church, Fresno CA

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Justin Cofer | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 8 2010 9:26 AM

The Moody Handbook of Theology, by Paul Enns  :)

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Alan Charles Gielczyk | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 8 2010 10:14 AM

Justin is kidding, if not he is wrong. Anyway  Vos' "Biblical Theology" is a great book. Here are some Logos books:

Biblical Theology Set (3 Vols.)

IVP essetials collection has the "New Dictionary of Biblical Theology" which is a great resource to become familiar with BT.

Some websites to visit include:

http://www.biblicaltheology.org/

http://www.beginningwithmoses.org/

http://www.upper-register.com/

http://meredithkline.com/

Enjoy your studies!

PS- I meant renewed interest, not that this is a new idea.

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William | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 8 2010 2:01 PM

Alan Charles Gielczyk:
Biblical Theology Set (3 Vols.)

This set takes care of another LMM offering.  The Scobie book is also offered.  I am getting this set as opposed to Scobie.

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Simon Pleasants | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 8 2010 4:36 PM

Bill Mounce's Biblical Training website has a series of lectures by Paul House on Old Testament Theology, which can be downloaded for free.

http://www.biblicaltraining.org/class/ot590

The BT website is excellent and has other lecture series by well-known Bible teachers.

"Upon a life I did not live, Upon a death I did not die, Another's life, another's death, I stake my whole eternity"

Horatius Bonar

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Milkman | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 8 2010 4:51 PM

Thanks for the link. I have House' OT Theo., not dissapointed at all. Good evangelical book. I'll be heading on over to listen to Dr. House go through is OT Theology as this coincides with my OT studies currently.

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Alan Charles Gielczyk | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 8 2010 6:05 PM

While you are at the Biblical Training site listen to Miles Van Pelt's Biblical Theology lectures as well, they are truly outstanding.

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Milkman | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 8 2010 6:47 PM

will do. I've listened to the first three of House. Time for bed, long day and day two of the Masters tomorrow. Later.

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 8 2010 7:22 PM

Docsimple:

Bill Mounce's Biblical Training website has a series of lectures by Paul House on Old Testament Theology, which can be downloaded for free.

http://www.biblicaltraining.org/class/ot590

The BT website is excellent and has other lecture series by well-known Bible teachers.

Thanks for the reference. I am listening to Dr. House now. Was just reading a dissertation where the author was quoting Dr. House on the book of Leviticus.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 8 2010 9:23 PM

There's a good audio course on Biblical Theology (both OT and NT) co-taught by Bruce Waltke and Gordon Fee, two outstanding evangelical professors from Regent College. Wish it were available for free, but unfortunately not:
http://christianaudio.com/product_info.php?products_id=307

I had the blessing to take this course from them in person, and it was one of the best courses I ever took in seminary. It introduced me for the first time to the idea of tracing a big theme from its roots (often in Genesis, or at least somewhere in the OT) throughout Scripture. Some of the themes we looked at, for example, were the concepts of seed, land, kingship. Taking in such a grand scope over the whole of the Bible tied it all together for me in ways I'd never thought of before, and enriched my understanding of both the Old and New Testaments and of how God works through history.

I didn't know House's work at all before buying the IVP Biblical Theology bundle, but it's good. Different biblical theologians will include different themes in their coverage of the content of Scripture. The Table of Contents of Waltke's book An Old Testament Theology is available online and shows the themes he expounds. House's breakdown is somewhat different. But it's all enriching.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 9 2010 2:04 AM

Further info: I've created a collection called Biblical Theology which has 16 resources. Here's my rule:

title:("biblical theology","old testament theology","new testament theology") OR mytag:BibTheol
minus these resources: NIDNTT and NIDOTTE

(Note that the title part of the rule missed a couple of resources so I picked them up through tagging them)

Here's the bibliography generated:

Another couple of books that might belong in such a collection but which I haven't bought yet are:

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Daniel Bender | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 9 2010 5:31 AM

Rosie Perera:

I've created a collection called Biblical Theology which has 16 resources. Here's my rule:

title:("biblical theology","old testament theology","new testament theology") OR mytag:BibTheol
minus these resources: NIDNTT and NIDOTTE

Rosie, thanks for the rule. Yesterday, I spent some time creating a couple of new collections in my library: OT Study and NT Study. I have a difficult time setting my rules and spend too much time dragging items in my collection (and out of it) than I would if I came up with a good rule. By the way, I'm trying not to be envious of your collection.

 

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 9 2010 11:45 AM

Daniel Bender:

Rosie, thanks for the rule. Yesterday, I spent some time creating a couple of new collections in my library: OT Study and NT Study. I have a difficult time setting my rules and spend too much time dragging items in my collection (and out of it) than I would if I came up with a good rule.

Daniel, it's worth learning how to do rules. It saves you a lot of time creating collections and it makes them dynamic, so that if you later do buy more books that belong in the collection, they will automatically go in it.

Mark Barnes made a couple of really good videos on creating collections: http://www.vimeo.com/8118581 and http://www.vimeo.com/8145864

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Daniel Bender | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 9 2010 1:56 PM

Rosie Perera:

Daniel, it's worth learning how to do rules. It saves you a lot of time creating collections and it makes them dynamic, so that if you later do buy more books that belong in the collection, they will automatically go in it.

Mark Barnes made a couple of really good videos on creating collections: http://www.vimeo.com/8118581 and http://www.vimeo.com/8145864

Thanks for the links; I'll take a look.

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