For Jesus and his contemporaries, what we now know as the Old Testament was simply the Scriptures—and it was the fundamental basis of how people understood their relationship with God. In this book John Goldingay uncovers five major ways in which the New Testament uses the Old Testament. His discussion paves the way for contemporary readers to understand and appreciate the Old Testament more fully.
Along with an overview of how Jesus and the first Christian writers read the Old Testament, illustrated with passages from Matthew, Romans, 1 Corinthians, and Hebrews, Goldingay offers a straightforward introduction to the Old Testament in its own right. Reading Jesus's Bible
will shed fresh Old Testament light on Jesus, God, and the church for readers today.
Craig G. Bartholomew
— Redeemer University College
"In an age of increased specialization few biblical scholars explore the forward and backward movement between Old Testament and New. It is to John Goldingay's credit that he does precisely that in such an accessible manner in this book. He brings his years of research, writing, and teaching to bear on this critically important subject. Like me, readers may not agree with him at every point, but if this book inspires us to attend more closely to the terrain Goldingay covers so lucidly, this rich work will have done its job. Essential reading!"