Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments
"If hotels are classified as five star for top excellence then this is a five star book. I simply repeat the advice I have so often given—buy this book and study it. You will find it a most enriching experience and you will doubtless return to it again and again. It is not always armchair reading but it is reading which is eminently valuable."See All
"Quite unique. A thorough study of this volume will abundantly repay the student of Scripture. We recommend it most heartily."See All
"While Voss primary vocation was as a theological professor, his writings are characterized by an evident orthodoxy and devout faith which breath a spirit of reverence and adoration into all his publications and explain why they are still highly prized among readers interested in a Reformed approach to biblical theology."See All
James M. Garretson
"In this groundbreaking work, Vos obliterates the arguments and speculations of the higher critics, and demonstrates that the biblical account of the history of redemption is the only objectively true and practically indispensable means of understanding the history and significance of mankind ... Anyone willing to engage ion this thoroughly scholarly and truly evangelical masterpiece will find himself well equipped to contend for the pure faith of the gospel and solidly grounded in the grand unfolding of the mind of God as he progressively chose to unveil his all-encompassing plan of redemption in Christ our Savior."See All
The aim of this book is no less than to provide an account of the unfolding of the mind of God in history, through the successive agents of his special revelation. Vos handles this under three main divisions: the Mosaic epoch of revelation, the prophetic epoch of revelation, and the New Testament.
Such an historical approach is not meant to supplant the work of the systematic theologian; nevertheless, the Christian gospel is inextricably bound up with history, and the biblical theologian thus seeks to highlight the uniqueness of each biblical document in that succession. The rich variety of Scripture is discovered anew as the progressive development of biblical themes is explicated.
To read these pages—the fruit of Vos's 39 years of teaching biblical theology at Princeton—is to appreciate the late John Murray's suggestion that Geerhardus Vos was the most incisive exegete in the English-speaking world of the twentieth century.