Reading Backwards


The claim that the events of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection took place ‘according to the Scriptures’ stands at the heart of the New Testament’s earliest message. All four canonical Gospels declare that the Torah, Prophets and Psalms mysteriously prefigure Jesus. In this ground-breaking new book, Hays traces the strategies the Gospel writers employ to ‘read backwards’ showing how the Old Testament figuratively discloses the astonishing truth about Jesus’ identity. Written by Richard B. Hays.

This book is in a paperback format and measures 13.8 x 21.6 x .9 cm.






  • Dimensions: 13.8 x 21.6 x .9 cm
  • Weight: 235 g
  • Author: Richard B. Hays
  • Publisher: SPCK Publishing (2015)
  • Pages: 240
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780281074082