We will be releasing a new O. Palmer Robertson book on May 31st.
The Christ of Wisdom: A Redemptive-Historical Exploration of the Wisdom Books of the Old Testament
Release Date: 5/31/17 | 432 pages | List Price: $19.99
How do we walk in the way of wisdom? How should we respond to suffering? How can we cope with life’s frustrations and sorrows? How ought we to weep? How ought we to love?
The answers can be found in the great “how-to” books of Scripture—the Old Testament’s wisdom literature—but unfortunately, these books are frequently overlooked in biblical theology, despite their immense significance for God’s people. O. Palmer Robertson introduces the concept of biblical wisdom before providing a redemptive-historical analysis of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, and Lamentations. These neglected books offer the contemporary reader inspired insight (and a solid dose of godly realism) into every major realm of human existence: from love and intimacy to grief and calamity.
“Robertson’s book is the best I know of on this subject. It focuses on what the Bible itself says about wisdom, particularly in the wisdom literature. I have learned much from it, and I hope that many others will as well.”
—John M. Frame, Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando
“A major contribution to Christian understanding of wisdom in the Old Testament. As always, Palmer Robertson’s work is firmly rooted in the full authority of Scripture and in the supremacy of Christ over all creation. . . . He not only addresses academic issues, but also provides enormously helpful insights into the practical application of biblical wisdom to modern life.”
—Richard L. Pratt Jr., President, Third Millennium Ministries
“Many pastors and teachers still find it difficult to preach Christ from the Old Testament wisdom books. This is why Robertson’s work is so greatly needed.”
—John Scott Redd Jr., President and Associate Professor of Old Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary, Washington, DC
“O. Palmer Robertson explores the wisdom literature of the Old Testament, opening up new vistas of study and understanding of this part of Scripture, which until recently was undervalued and sometimes even neglected in Old Testament research. . . . The reading of this book is a joyful experience.”
—Eric Peels, Professor of Old Testament Studies, Theological University, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Other books by O. Palmer Robertson
Released: 1987 | 320 pages | List Price: $14.99
What is a covenant? Asking for a definition of “covenant” is like asking for a definition of “mother.” A mother may be defined as the person who brought you into the world. That definition may be correct formally. But who would be satisfied with such a definition?
Scripture clearly testifies to the significance of the divine covenants. God has entered repeatedly into covenantal relationships with particular men. Explicit references may be found to a divine covenant established with Noah, Abraham, Israel, and David. Israel’s prophets anticipated the coming of the days of the “new covenant,” and Christ himself spoke of the last supper in covenantal language.
But what is a covenant?
Robertson leaves no stone unturned as he explains the Bible’s covenants. As he explores each covenant in depth, he helps us to see their unity, diversity, and place in the history of redemption.
“I now know where to look for a clear, thorough and fair-minded exposition of this great subject.”
“Robertson has achieved a rare balance of clarity and simplicity while interacting with other viewpoints and incorporating the insights of modern scholarship. . . . Many Bible students long for a readable and reliable book that gives an overview of the whole Bible. This is it!”
—John H. White, Bible Newsletter
“Clearly written. . . . [This book] should prove of substantial help for anyone wishing a better understanding of the covenant concept as a central thrust of the biblical message.”
—R. O. Zorn, Vox Reformata
The Christ of the Prophets: Abridged Edition
Released: 2004 (Paperback edition came out in 2008) | 432 pages | List Price: $21.99
In this abridged version of The Christ of the Prophets, O. Palmer Robertson captures the passion and purpose of their extraordinary writings.
After examining the origins of prophetism, the prophets’ call, and their proclamation and application of law and covenant, Robertson devotes special attention to the biblical-theological significance of the exile. Viewing that phenomenon through the lens of several prophets, he draws our focus to the glorious restoration of God’s people in Christ.
“An unparalleled introduction to the prophetic writings: sober in its erudition, comprehensiveness, and sound judgment; spiritual in its sound theology that elevates the reader to praising God; and simple in its clarity of style.”
“An exceptional study of Old Testament prophecy. In a day when the church is victimized by speculative interpretations of prophecy, Robertson has provided a solid, sober, refreshingly reliable resource for understanding this part of the Bible. Laypeople, pastors, and scholars will find this book essential for the study of prophecy.”
—Richard L. Pratt Jr.
“A remarkable book, tracing prophetism in Israel from its rise all the way through Old Testament history. . . . Evangelical colleges and seminaries and Bible-believing pastors will warmly welcome it and find it a useful teaching tool for many years to come.”
—Robert L. Reymond
“A wonderful introduction to the prophets of ancient Israel. At the seminary where I teach, Robertson’s course on this material has been very well received.”
—John D. Currid
The Flow of the Psalms: Discovering Their Structure and Theology
Released: 2015 | 336 pages | List Price: $21.99 | SAMPLE CHAPTER
For centuries the book of Psalms has been read as a random collection of poems with no intentional arrangement. But is this a correct understanding?
O. Palmer Robertson equips us to see a clear redemptive-historical progression that develops across the five books of Psalms. With the aid of charts in full color, he demonstrates how an intentional structure is indicated by elements such as the placement of acrostic psalms, strategic couplings of Messianic psalms with Torah psalms, and the grouping of psalms by topics.
If you love the psalms, Robertson will give you a better grasp of the whole Psalter and a deeper appreciation of each individual poem.
To download a free PDF of Dr. Robertson’s groundbreaking full-color charts of the structure of the Psalms, click here. The PDF may be printed, photocopied, distributed, and used for noncommercial purposes, with appropriate credit.
“With his customary clarity and insight, Robertson presents a psalter that is at once theologically rich, historically relevant, and practically impactful.”
—John Scott Redd Jr., Reformed Theological Seminary
“Easily understood and available to serve pastors and other church leaders as they preach and teach Christ from the Psalms. . . . One of the very best studies of this part of Scripture.”
—Richard L. Pratt Jr., Third Millennium Ministries
“A pleasure to read! . . . Robertson’s fresh and insightful work on this majestic book of Scripture is sure to expand your mind, warm your heart, and open your mouth to join with all creation in shouts of ‘Hallelu-YAH.’”
—Douglas Sean O’Donnell, Queensland Theological College
“A courageous and thought-provoking proposal to read the Psalter afresh. Palmer Robertson argues that the Psalms exhibit . . . an organized development of thought progression from the beginning to the end. . . . His joy of discovery is contagious.”
—Eric Peels, Theological University Apeldoorn