A Survey of the Old Testament

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Zondervan, 2009 - Religion - 799 pages
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The purpose of studying the Old Testament is to understand God and his redemptive work more fully. However, this goal is complicated by the fact that it was transmitted through a very different language and culture from our own. A Survey of the Old Testament provides an indispensable guide for undergraduate students and other readers by exploring the literary, historical, and theological issues behind the Old Testament and its various books. For each Old Testament book, the Survey addresses background information, purpose, message, structure, and major themes. Chapters introducing each major section of the Old Testament are included, as are chapters dealing with issues of interpretation, geography, archaeology, history, formation of the Old Testament canon, and the Old Testament s relationship to the New Testament. The text is enhanced throughout by maps, photos, timelines, and charts. This full-color third edition of a widely acclaimed textbook has been expanded and redesigned in both text and graphical elements, making it even more beneficial."
  

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Contents

CONTENTS
9
Approaching the Old Testament JHW
21
The Prophets
26
Geography of the Old Testament AEH
35
Introduction to the Pentateuch AEH
56
Genesis JHW
76
Exodus AEH
100
Numbers AEH
142
Lamentations AEH
542
Ezekiel AEH
552
Daniel JHW
566
Hosea AEH
580
Joel JHW
594
Amos AEH
604
Obadiah AEH
618
Jonah JHW
628

Deuteronomy JHW
162
Historical Overview of Old Testament Times JHW
180
Introduction to the Historical Books JHW
204
Ruth JHW
248
EzraNehemiah AEH
329
Esther JHW
346
Archaeology and the Old Testament
356
Hebrew Poetic and Wisdom Literature AEH
374
Job JHW
400
Psalms JHW
418
Ecclesiastes JHW
454
Song of Songs AEH
467
Formation of the Old Testament Scriptures
481
Introduction to Prophetic Literature JHW
502
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511
Isaiah JHW
518
Jeremiah JHW
532
Micah JHW
640
Nahum JHW
650
Habakkuk JHW
658
Zephaniah JHW
668
Haggai AEH
676
Zechariah AEH
686
Malachi AEH
700
Epilogue
713
What We Have Learned JHW
715
Responding to God AEH
729
The Journey to Jesus AEH
743
Critical Methodologies
753
The Composition of the Pentateuch
761
Glossary
770
Index
775
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About the author (2009)

Andrew E. Hill (PhD, University of Michigan) is professor of Old Testament studies at Wheaton College in Illinois. He is the coauthor with John Walton of A Survey of the Old Testament and the author of Malachi in the Anchor Bible commentary series. His articles have appeared in such scholarly publications as Hebrew Annual Review, Journal of Biblical Literature, and Vetus Testamentum.

John H. Walton (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Chronological and Background Charts of the Old Testament; Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context; Covenant: God's Purpose, God's Plan; The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament; and A Survey of the Old Testament.

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