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The Roots of Christian
GEORGE AARON BARTON, A.M., Ph.D.,
Languages in Bryn Mawr College.
THE JOHN C. WINSTON CO.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS BOOK.
This little volume has been written for those who would study the Old Testament devotionally. Many are puzzled to know how to use the Old Testament. They have an idea that modern knowledge and modern methods of study have wrought great changes in our conception of that part of our Bible, but just what these changes are they often do not know, and when they do know, often experience a vague sense of helplessness with reference to the use to which the Old Testament may be put.
Our forefathers found Christ in the Old Testament by a system of typology. The system was often fanciful and arbitrary, but it pointed in the direction of the right method. The roots of Christian teaching go down into Hebrew and Semitic soil, and to understand the whole tree, one must study the roots. Then, too, there is a real typology. Just as the biologist beholds in the skeleton of a fish of the far-off Devonian