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The Elder: Today's Ministry Rooted in All of Scripture (Explorations in Biblical Theology)

Van Dam, Cornelis

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Listen to an interview with Dr. Cornelis Van Dam entitled The Elder. (Sermon Audio)


The eldership is a very old and wonderful gift of God to his people. This book paints the grand biblical narrative of this office from its beginnings in the Old Testament. Today’s church cannot afford to ignore God’s instructions for the functioning of this office. It continues to be God’s blessing today - but only if understood and enacted according to his pattern.

  • A must for Elders or those about to become Elders
  • Deculturalizes the office
  • Attends to OT texts relating to the office
  • Addresses how to develop Elders in office
  • Shows helpful disciplinary guidance

284 Pages
Published November 2009

About the Author

Cornelis Van Dam is Professor of Old Testament at the Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary (Hamilton, Ontario) and holds degrees from Wilfrid Laurier University (BA); Theological College of the Canadian Reformed Churches (BD); Knox College, University of Toronto (ThM) and Theological University of Kampen, The Netherlands (ThD).

About this Series: The Explorations in Biblical Theology series addresses the need for quality literature that attracts believing readers to good theology and builds them up in their faith. Each title in the series combines solid content with accessibility and readability—a valuable addition to the library of any college student, thoughtful lay reader, seminarian, or pastor.

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