This book fills the need for an accessible and well-informed introduction to the Old Testament in the New Testament. It explores the basic issues and offers summaries of the uses of the Old Testament in the Gospels and Acts, in Paul and Hebrews, James, and Revelation. Issues of quotation, allusion, and echo are fully explored and placed sensitively in the context of differeing approaches. Readers are informed of contemporary debates that have arisin from literary criticism, such as the questions of intertextuality and the uses of allegory. Also discussed are th uses of the bible in the first century.