In 1970, Brevard Childs declared a "crisis" in biblical theology. The "biblical theology movement" that produced numerous tomes on the theology of the Old Testament had lost its momentum. The Overtures to Biblical Theology series represents the scholarly efforts to reinvigorate the field with new insights and novel approaches to the discipline. Its success can be measured today by the frequency with which many of its titles continue to inspire current work in Old Testament theology. Below are a sampling of some of the most frequently cited and influencial works in this series.