They Spoke of Me: How Jesus Unlocks the Old Testament

They Spoke of Me: How Jesus Unlocks the Old Testament

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Biblical and Theological Studies



For many, the Bible is a book of life tips, inspiring words, and lofty tales. For others, the Bible is a book that's boring, outdated, and difficult to understand. But both of these views miss the heart of God's Word.In They Spoke of Me, Brandon Smith and Everett Berry show us that the Bible is actually one beautiful story centered on the life and work of Jesus Christ. When Jesus said to his disciples, "The Scriptures spoke of me," he was telling them that he is the key to understanding God's story of redemption, all the way back through the Old Testament. Explaining how nine key Old Testament stories point to Jesus, Smith and Berry help readers get a glimpse of what Jesus meant. In turn, readers will better understand the powerful message of the gospel that is found on every page of the Bible.



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Rainer Publishing


Spring Hill, TN

About the Author

Brandon Smith joined the faculty at Cedarville University in fall 2019 after spending the previous four years helping lead the Christian Standard Bible translation and as an elder at a church in the Nashville area. He also helped found the Center for Baptist Renewal and hosts the Church Grammar podcast. His research interests include the Trinity, canonical and theological interpretation, biblical theology, and early church theology (especially AD 100-400).

Visit Professor Smith's Selected Works page.

They Spoke of Me: How Jesus Unlocks the Old Testament