One of the most important lessons any Christian reader of the Old Testament must learn in order to truly understand its message is its connection to the New Testament. Jesus himself said that the whole Old Testament looked forward to his coming suffering and glorification (Luke 24:25-27, 44-48), but it is surprising how many ignore this crucial principle of interpretation. Peter Leithart has written A House for My Name
with that lesson in mind. He not only gives us a first-class introduction to the Old Testament in the context of its own time, but he also shows how all the Scriptures point to the ultimate object of our faith—Jesus Christ. I strongly recommend this book. --Tremper Longman III, author of Making Sense of the Old Testament
About the Author
Peter Leithart (Ph.D. Cambridge) is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and a Fellow of Theology and Literature at New St. Andrews College, Moscow, Idaho. He is the author of The Kingdom and the Power
, Brightest Heaven of Invention: A Christian Guide to Six Shakespeare Plays
, and Heroes of the City of Man: A Christian Guide to Select Ancient Literature
. He and his wife Noel have nine children.