Thoroughly updated and two new chapters, Walter Kaiser's Mission in the Old Testament still poses a powerful critique of the notion that the New Testament represents a deviation from God's supposed intention to save only the Israelites.
He argues that--contrary to popular opinion--the older Testament does not reinforce an exclusive redemptive plan. Instead, it emphasizes a common human condition and God's original and continuing concern for all humanity.
Kaiser shows that the Israelite's mission was always to actively spread to gentiles the Good News of the promised Messiah. This new edition adds two new chapters, refreshes material throughout, expands the bibliography, and includes study questions.