The Messianic Hope: Is the Hebrew Bible Really Messianic?

In The Messianic Hope, book six of the New American

Commentary Studies in Bible & Theology series, Jewish Studies

professor Michael Rydelnik puts forth a thesis that the Old Testament

was intended by its authors to be read as a messianic primer. He

explains at length how the text reveals significant direct messianic

prophecy when read in its final form. Users will find this topical study

an excellent extension of the long-respected New American Commentary


Table of Contents:
List of Abbreviations
Series Preface
Author's Preface
1. Introduction: Why Messianic Prophecy is Important
2. The Nature of Prophecy and Fulfillment: How Old Testament Scholarship Views Messianic Prophecy 3. Text-Critical Perspectives on Messianic Prophecy
4. Innerbiblical Perspectives on Messianic Prophecy
5. Canonical Perspectives on Messianic Prophecy
6. New Testament Perspectives on Messianic Prophecy
7. Decoding the Hebrew Bible: How the New Testament Reads the Old
8. Rashi's Influence on the Interpretation of Messianic Prophecy
9. An Example from the Law: Interpreting Genesis 3:15 as a Messianic Prophecy
10. An Example from the Prophets: Interpreting Isaiah 7:14 as a Messianic Prophecy
11. An Example from the Writings: Interpreting Psalm 110 as a Messianic Prophecy
12. Conclusion: A Call to Return to the Messianic Hope
Selected Bibliography
Name Index
Subject Index
Scripture Index.

Hardcover; 304 Pages

Michael Rydelnik is professor of Jewish Studies in the World Missions and Evangelism department at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. He holds degrees from Moody (diploma), Azusa Pacific University (B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.), and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (D.Miss.) and also contributed to The Apologetics Study Bible.


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