God Speaks with a Human Voice: Bruce Waltke on the Message of the Old Testament

Biblical scholar Bruce Waltke, often called “the dean of evangelical Old Testament scholarship,” gives his concise thoughts on what the OT authors are trying to communicate.  At just eight minutes, it’s worth the watch.

About hjimkeener

Education: B.A.: Moody Bible Institute GCTS: Knox Theological Seminary M.Div.: Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Ph.D.: Baylor University Ministry Experience: I have served as a Youth Minister, Associate Pastor of English Ministry, and a pulpit supply preacher. Teaching Experience: In addition to teaching in various volunteer and professional ministry settings, I have taught as a University Professor (Teaching Fellow; Baylor University) and as a Seminary Professor (El Seminario de la Iglesia Presbiteriana de Bolivia). I have also given lectures and sermons in Spanish.
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9 Responses to God Speaks with a Human Voice: Bruce Waltke on the Message of the Old Testament

  1. Carlton Meredith says:

    Hey, Jim!

    Enjoyed the YouTube Waltke video. Thanks for posting it. He looks as sharp and bright as ever! He gave a great summary statement. Too bad he wasn’t able to get his third point in before the end of the sequence, though. (I’d almost have preferred a straight lecture format rather than an interview, so that Waltke would have had more time to say all he wanted to say!)

    Cheers from Belgium,


    • Fred says:

      Hi Carlton,
      I agree with your summary and I truly appreciate Bruce Waltke. He has been a great influence in my life. I like how clearly he laid out his points.
      I am also needing to get in touch with you. Can you send me your e-mail address?

      • hjimkeener says:

        Glad to see that you appreciate the Waltke video. And I’m also glad that I could be somehow a vehicle of enabling you to get in touch with Carlton. :0) I take it that you are an old acquaintance or freind of his of some sort, and that he knows how to get in touch with you? If so, I am sure that he has done so by now.
        God bless!

      • Fred says:

        Jim, I was able to get in touch with Carlton. We go way back to Carlton and Dottie’s days at SMU and then at DTS. Now we are both serving in Europe. Thanks, Fred

      • hjimkeener says:

        Small world, I guess. Glad I could play some small part!

  2. hjimkeener says:

    Hey, Carlton! Thanks for stopping in!
    Yeah, I noticed that he only hit two points as well, and I was wondering if he made a mistake when he initially said there were three points, or if he was cut short. I wouldn’t be surprised if some good lectures from Waltke are kicking around somewhere in cyber-space ready for easy access. I hear he’s a phenomenal lecturer.

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  4. Carlton & Jim,

    Bruce did get to the third point, but it came later in the interview, so it did not make the cut for this sequence. The third point was that the OT authors wanted to communicate in a way that was beautiful and compelling–they were meant to be works of art. This is laid out clearly in the book, READ THE BIBLE FOR LIFE, chapter 5, p. 86.

    Jim, thanks for including the videos in your blog. I hope folks enjoy them and benefit from them.


  5. hjimkeener says:

    Thanks so much for stopping in! And thanks as well for the work that you are doing. God’s Church in this world is better for it.

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