B 60 Why Read the Old Testament?

Many Christians are unclear as to why they should read the Old Testament, or see no value in it other than as a (rather long) introduction to the New.

This reflection invites us to consider some key reasons, for faith and Christian living, why we need to put our roots deep down into the whole of the Bible, including the Old Testament, in order to live fruitful lives.
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Author: Richard Briggs

Richard Briggs is Lecturer in Old Testament and Director of Biblical Studies at Cranmer Hall, St John’s College, Durham. He is also a curate in the Church of England, and his publications include ‘Reading the Bible Wisely’ (Wipf and Stock, 2011) and ‘A Theological Introduction to the Pentateuch’ (co-editor, Baker Academic, 2012).

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