Bound for the Promised Land: The Latest in Carson’s NSBT Series

Andy Naselli | April 16, 2015

This is the latest volume in the New Studies in Biblical Theology series, edited by D. A. Carson:

Martin, Oren R. Bound for the Promised Land: The Land Promise in God’s Redemptive Plan. New Studies in Biblical Theology 34. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2015.

Here’s how Carson introduces the book in the series preface:

Theologies of “the land” of Israel have taken various forms. One thinks of earlier works, such as the magisterial tome by W. D. Davies that was descriptively rich but did not attempt a biblical synthesis. Of course, there have also been many contributions that attempt to tie the various “land” promises to the re-founding of the nation of Israel more than half a century ago. Dr. Martin paints his biblical theology of the land on a grander scale. He argues that the land promises constitute part of a trajectory that begins with the loss of “land” at the expulsion from Eden and ends, finally, in the new heaven and the new earth. The resulting synthesis of the land promises, kingdom promises, and eschatology is thought-provoking and sometimes moving.

In this book, Martin revises the PhD dissertation he completed in 2013 at Southern Seminary under Bruce Ware, Tom Schreiner, and…

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