The Messianic Message | Andrew E. Steinmann and R. Reed Lessing
On this episode of The Concordia Publishing House Podcast, Elizabeth Pittman is joined by coauthors R. Reed Lessing and Andrew E. Steinmann to discuss their new book The Messianic Message: Predictions, Patterns, and the Presence of Jesus in the Old Testament.
Get a copy of Reed’s and Andrew’s book – released in August 2023 – on cph.org.
People typically associate Jesus and look for Him in the New Testament. However, we do see instances of Jesus throughout the Old Testament. In The Messianic Message R. Reed Lessing and Andrew E. Steinmann go through each book of the Old Testament and explain each prediction, pattern, and presence of Jesus.
Listen to this podcast episode as Reed and Andrew discuss the process of collaborating on a book, studying the Old Testament for signs of Our Savior, and developing the book together. They provide a preview of how their writing shows readers where they can find Jesus throughout the Old Testament. Readers will learn to study the Old Testament through a Christ-centered lens in The Messianic Message.
About the Guests
Rev. Dr. R. Reed Lessing serves as professor of theology and ministry at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is also the university’s director for the Center of Biblical Studies. Reed has authored books in the Concordia Commentary series, including Isaiah 40–55, Isaiah 56–66, Amos, Jonah, and Zechariah. He is also the author of Overcoming Life’s Sorrows: Learning from Jeremiah and Deliver Us: God’s Rescue Story in Exodus.
Dr. Andrew Steinmann is retired from teaching as the distinguished professor of theology and Hebrew at Concordia University Chicago. Steinmann has authored books in the Concordia Commentary series, including 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, Ezra and Nehemiah, Proverbs, and Daniel. He is also the author of From Abraham to Paul: A Biblical Chronology and Is God Listening?