Old Testament Law for Christians

Original Context and Enduring Application

by Roy E. Gane (Author)ROY GANE (Author)
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"Of books that offer guidance for Western Christians on how to make sense of the Old Testament law, this is the finest I have read. Gane treats the record of God's revelation as a single continuous gospel story. With his 'progressive moral wisdom' approach, he offers a liberating view of the Torah of Moses and the law of God. All who desire to live by 'the law of love' and 'the law of Christ' will find in the Old Testament law an inexhaustible resource for learning what that looks like in life. Gane's concluding summary alone is worth the price of the book."
--Daniel I. Block, Wheaton College

"Gane has given us a great introduction to the subject of Old Testament law, a thorough review of the major approaches and interpretations of this law, and a moderate but entirely appropriate application of law to the New Testament and to Christians today. More than ever, we need this guide to overturn the false dichotomy between an Old Testament God of law and a New Testament God of grace."
--Richard S. Hess, Denver Seminary

"Gane's comprehensive survey of Old Testament law is rich and informative on many levels. Without necessarily agreeing with every interpretation that Gane offers, I can warmly commend this book as an excellent guide for all who want to take the Torah as seriously as Jesus and Paul do but struggle to know how they can."
--Christopher J. H. Wright, author of Old Testament Ethics for the People of God

"This much-needed work offers Christians a sure guide to developing a mature and nurturing understanding of Old Testament law. The author's 'progressive moral wisdom' approach is firmly rooted in sound hermeneutical method. Gane's proposal will demand the attention of serious readers of the Bible and will no doubt move us closer to the kind of approach we need when reading Old Testament law."
--Bill T. Arnold, Asbury Theological Seminary

"Gane adroitly explores the nature and purpose of Old Testament law in its biblical and ancient Near Eastern contexts and sets forth a biblically based, practical method for applying the values and principles of Old Testament laws to Christian life today. He convincingly confirms the basic continuity between the Testaments while recognizing valid elements of discontinuity. A must read for layperson and scholar alike."
--Richard M. Davidson, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University

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Roy E. Gane, Author

Roy E. Gane (PhD, University of California, Berkeley) is professor of Hebrew Bible and ancient Near Eastern languages at Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, Michigan. He is the author of several books, including a commentary on Leviticus and Numbers.

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