In this book, a biblical scholar and a theologian offer readers an accessible overview of the overarching structure of the Bible. Tracing the significance of the concept of 'covenant' through both the Old and New Testaments, this book charts a middle way between covenant theology and dispensationalism - exploring the covenantal framework undergirding the history of redemption.
"Gentry and Wellum offer a third way, a via media, between covenant theology and dispensationalism, arguing that both of these theological systems are not informed sufficiently by biblical theology. Certainly we cannot understand the Scriptures without comprehending 'the whole counsel of God,' and here we find incisive exegesis and biblical theology at its best." - Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
"... hermeneutically sensitive, exegetically rigorous, and theologically rich - a first-rate biblical theology that addresses both the message and the structure of the whole Bible from the ground up." - Miles V. Van Pelt, Alan Belcher Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages and Academic Dean, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi