Concordia Theological Monthly

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old testament, preaching, history, minister, culture, israel, covenant, isaiah

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Preaching from the Old Testament has fallen on evil times. Many a pastor, even if he does not have a mental block from struggles with Hebrew at the seminary or a feeling of guilt because of rusty exegetical skills, feels much more at home in the New Testament. If he should attempt to preach on an Old Testament text, he cannot assume that his audience has either a ready knowledge or interest in the Old Testament. Unlike a bygone generation, his audience would think it a joke to name a child Jehoshaphat or Ahab or Hepzibah.


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Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Jeremiah 2:23-24; Numbers 19:13; Leviticus 21:11; Isaiah 28:16; Isaiah 30:15; Isaiah 7:11-15; Genesis 2:17; Isaiah 26:19; Daniel 12:2;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars