The Servant of the Lord and His Servant People: Tracing a Biblical Theme Through the Canon, By Matthew S. Harmon

The Servant of the Lord and His Servant People

Tracing a Biblical Theme Through the Canon

New Studies in Biblical Theology


by Matthew S. Harmon
Series edited by D. A. Carson

The Servant of the Lord and His Servant People
  • Length: 280 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.5 in
  • Published: January 26, 2021
  • Imprint: IVP Academic
  • Item Code: 1035
  • ISBN: 9780830810352

*affiliate partner

It is often recognized that the title "servant" is applied to key figures throughout the Bible, culminating in Jesus Christ. In this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume Matthew Harmon carefully traces this theme from Genesis to Revelation with the intention of seeing how earlier servants point forward to the ultimate Servant. While this servant theme certainly is significant in its own right throughout redemptive history, it also plays a supporting role, enhancing and enriching other themes such as son, prophet, and king.

Harmon shows how the title "servant" not only gives us a clearer understanding of Jesus Christ but also has profound implications for our lives as Christians. When we grasp what it means to be servants of Christ, our love for him and our obedience to him deepen. Understanding that the ultimate Servant Jesus Christ indwells his people to empower them to serve others in love has the potential to transform how we interact with fellow believers and the world around us.

Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprising New Studies in Biblical Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles. The NSBT series is edited by D. A. Carson, aiming to simultaneously instruct and to edify, to interact with current scholarship and to point the way ahead.


Series preface
Author’s preface
1 Introduction
2 Adam: the first servant
3 Moses: the servant prophet
4 Joshua: the servant conqueror
5 David: the servant king
6 The Isaianic servant: the suffering servant
7 Jesus: the servant par excellence
8 The apostles: servants of Christ
9 The church: a servant people
10 Conclusion
Index of authors
Index of Scripture and other ancient references
Index of subjects
Study guide


You May Also Like

Matthew S. Harmon

Matthew S. Harmon (PhD, Wheaton College) is professor of New Testament studies at Grace College and Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. His books include Rebels and Exiles, Making All Things New, and Asking the Right Questions: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Applying the Bible as well commentaries on Galatians, Philippians, 2 Peter, and Jude.

D. A. Carson

D. A. Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.