This book provides fascinating insights into the Old Testament tabernacle and temple, the priesthood, the sacrifices, and festivals. More than that, it shows how Jesus is the fulfillment of Old Testament sacred space, sacred acts, sacred persons, and sacred time. An aid to pastors, teachers, and laymen in teaching and reading the Old Testament, this work will enrich our understanding of Christ and deepen our worship.
Tremper Longman III (M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Yale University) is professor of biblical studies at Westmont College. He has written widely on biblical interpretation, including An Introduction to the Old Testament (with Raymond B. Dillard), A Complete Literary Guide to the Bible (with Leland Ryken), and Making Sense of the Old Testament.
"Old Testament conceptions of worship must be understood in light of how the death and resurrection of Christ bring these conceptions to a heightened sense of clarity and fulfillment. Longman creatively and clearly brings together the Old Testament data within such a biblical theological grid. His insights will be of immediate relevance for Christians concerned about the nature of worship not only in the Old Testament but also today." — Peter Enns
"Christians struggle in understanding the relevance of large parts of the Old Testament. This is particularly true of matters concerning the worship of ancient Israel. In this beautifully conceived work, Longman has illuminated the priestly material of the Old Testament in a way that makes it theologically relevant for today. I heartily recommend this work." — Bruce K. Waltke