We are pleased to announce the release of the latest book in the ‘Reformed Theology in Africa Series’ – ‘Biblical Theology of Prayer in the Old Testament’. This open-access scholarly book is published in partnership with North-West University in South Africa and is edited by Albert J Coetsee and Francois P Viljoen.
The volume explores the concept of prayer within the Old Testament. It fills a crucial gap in biblical studies by offering a comprehensive overview of prayer on a book-by-book or corpus-by-corpus basis across the Old Testament. The approach uncovers the discrete nuances of prayer as presented in different Old Testament books and corpora, letting them speak for themselves.
This study provides valuable insights that will benefit the modern Christian community and contribute significantly to the practice of Reformed Theology in Africa.
The volume structure follows the order of Old Testament books according to the Hebrew canon. Each chapter investigates prayer in distinct biblical books as literary units. The volume includes three chapters dedicated to the concept of prayer in the Psalms, one chapter covering prayer in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, and individual chapters devoted to prayer in the Pentateuch, the Former Prophets, the Major Prophets, Minor Prophets, Job, Lamentations, Daniel, and Chronicles.
‘Biblical Theology of Prayer in the Old Testament’ is a scholarly resource created by scholars for scholars. Alongside this publication, please read the volume, ‘Biblical Theology of Prayer in the New Testament’, which further deepens the exploration of prayer in biblical theology.
We invite everyone to download the open-access PDF and read the full synopsis to explore this seminal work further. This book is a valuable resource that promises to stimulate scholarly discourse and enrich personal understanding of prayer within the Old Testament context.
Watch the book summary presentation delivered by co-editor Albert J Coetsee below.
We invite you to explore how this new book provides insights on understanding prayer in the Old Testament, and for more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.