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Book review: The Messiah in the Old Testament by Walter Kaiser, Zondervan, 1995.

I highly recommend this book to you. It is an academic book, but one that is accessible and readable to your everyday Christian. As with other academic books, the first chapter is a literature and research overview. Usually I find this chapter of such books to be the most technical, but after that the book can open up. So my point is, if you have picked up academic books in the past, and ceased before finishing the first chapter – you may have missed out on a good book! I’d encourage you to try again and don’t let the first chapter stop you.

Kaiser, in the introduction, divides Messianic prophecies in the Old Testament into 3 types: direct, typical, and applications. In this book, he focuses on the direct ones only. The book is divided into sections…

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