Old Testament Theology

By Ludwig Koehler

This outstanding work of biblical theology, long prized by scholars, is indispensable for a thorough understanding of the concepts of the Old Testament.

ISBN: 9780227172285


This detailed and scholarly study of the theology of the Old Testament arranges its themes under classic headings: God, Man, Salvation.

In Part One, ‘God’, Köhler discusses the existence, nature, and designations of God, the scope of God’s works, and explains the Old Testament teaching on Divine Revelation.

Part Two, ‘Man’, outlines of Old Testament concepts of the origin of nature and life of man, discussing the world of man, community, good and evil, sin, Satan, and ‘the cult’.

Part Three, ‘Salvation’, covers law, disobedience, expiation, forgiveness, and salvation by judgement and redemption.

Old Testament Theology is divided into 57 sections of convenient length. The student is guided quickly to the information he seeks through an analytical table of contents and comprehensive indexes; notes clarify specific points, directing the reader to other literature. In addition, the volume offers a veritable Old Testament theological wordbook, explaining key Hebrew terms of theological importance throughout the book. This book stands among the most significant works on the Old Testament.

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Dimensions229 × 153 mm

Hardback, Paperback

Trade InformationJPOD

About the Author

Dr. Ludwig Köhler was Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology in the University of Zurich at the time of his death in 1956. He was educated in Neuwied (Switzerland) and studied theology at the University of Zurich.

He is also the author of: Theologie des Alten Testaments (1936, 1966), Dictionary of the Hebrew Old Testament in English and German, Lexicon in Veteris Testamenti Libros (1953) and Hebrew Man (1956).


Part One: God
I. The Existence of God
II. The Nature of God
III. The Names and Designations of God
IV. The Scope (and History) of God’s Activity
V. God in His Works
VI. Divine Revelation
Part Two: Man

Part Three: Judgment and Salvation

Index of Hebrew Words
Select Index of Biblical References
General Index