Book Details

Bound for the Promised Land
Volume 34, New Studies in Biblical Theology
By Oren Martin
Line: IVP Academic
Length: 208 pages
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
Format: paperback
Published: February 2015
ISBN-10: 0-8308-2635-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8308-2635-3
IVP Order Code: 2635


Just as the Old Testament book of Genesis begins with creation, where humans live in the presence of their Lord, so the New Testament book of Revelation ends with an even more glorious new creation where all of the redeemed dwell with the Lord and his Christ.

The historical development between the beginning and the end is crucial, for the journey from Eden to the new Jerusalem proceeds through the land promised to Abraham. The Promised Land is the place where God’s people will once again live under his lordship and experience his blessed presence. 

In this stimulating study from the New Studies in Biblical Theology series, Oren Martin demonstrates how, within the redemptive-historical framework of God’s unfolding plan, the land promise advances the place of the kingdom that was lost in Eden. This promise also serves as a type throughout Israel’s history that anticipates the even greater land, prepared for all of God’s people, that will result from the person and work of Christ and that will be enjoyed in the new creation for eternity.

Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprising New Studies in Biblical Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles. They aim to simultaneously instruct and to edify, to interact with current scholarship and to point the way ahead.

Table of Contents

1. Biblical Theology and the Land Promise
2. The Beginning and the End: the Land and the Kingdom
3. Making the Promise: Genesis
4. Advancing the Promise: Exodus-Deuteronomy
5. Partially Fulfilling the Promise: Joshua-Kings
6. Fulfilling the Promise? Exile and the Prophets of an Eschatalogical Hope
A Concluding Summary of the Old Testament
7. The Fulfilment of the Promise Inaugurated: the Gospels
8. The Fulfilment of the Promise Inaugurated: the Epistles
9. The Fulfilment of the Promise Consummated: the Eschatological Kingdom in Revelation
A Concluding Summary of the New Testament
10. Theological Reflections