Old Testament Survey: The Message, Form, and Background of the Old Testament (Google eBook)

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1996 - Religion - 860 pages
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"Since its publication in 1982, Old Testament Survey has served as the standard textbook on the background, content, literary quality, and message of the Old Testament. The second edition of this excellent work has been thoroughly revised and updated to take into account new research in the field of Old Testament studies. The book now also includes important new contributions from six leading biblical studies scholars: Leslie C. Allen, James R. Battenfield, John E. Hartley, Robert L. Hubbard Jr., John E. McKenna, and William B. Nelson Jr." "Reflecting the best of evangelical scholarship, Old Testament Survey provides a comprehensive study of the nature and contents of each of the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament and also considers the historical data and theological themes relevant to the Hebrew Scriptures. Part 1 covers the five books of the Pentateuch. Part 2 studies the books of the Prophets, with special consideration given to the birth and history of Israel's monarchy, the role of prophets and prophecy, and the nature of Hebrew poetry. Part 3 examines the Writings, including a special study of wisdom literature in general." "Part 4, which has been relocated from the front of the book to the back, contains studies of various background themes necessary for understanding the Old Testament: "The Authority of the Old Testament for Christians," "Revelation and Inspiration," "The Concept of Canon," "Formation of the Old Testament," "Geography," "The Chronological Puzzle," "Archaeology," and "Messianic Prophecy."" "All of the revisions and enhancements undertaken in this volume will make Old Testament Survey even more serviceable for college and seminary use as well as for study by scholars, pastors, and interested lay readers."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  

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Review: Old Testament Survey: The Message, Form, and Background of the Old Testament

User Review  - Brent McCulley - Goodreads

A fantastic survey of the Old Testament background, and a fresh scholarly look at the Old Testament canon, Lasor offers a fantastic introductory tome that serves not only as an engaging read, but will ... Read full review

Review: Old Testament Survey: The Message, Form, and Background of the Old Testament

User Review  - Calvin Sun - Goodreads

Definitely one of my resource book as I study the OT. As with all commentaries, they need to be read with discernment and in combination with other sources. Read full review

Contents

THE WRITINGS
423
Introduction to the Writings
425
Psalms
429
Wisdom Literature
447
Proverbs
460
Job
471
Ecclesiastes
497
The Song of Songs
510

THE PROPHETS
129
The Former Prophets
131
Joshua
138
Judges
153
Birth of the Monarchy 1 Sam 112 Sam 510
165
Israels Golden Age David and Solomon 2 Sam 5111 Kgs 1143
182
Divided Monarchy 1 Kgs 1212 Kgs 1812
197
Judah Alone 2 Kgs 1825
212
Prophets and Prophecy
221
Hebrew Poetry
231
Amos
243
Hosea
254
Micah
270
Isaiah Background
276
Isaiah Message
289
Zephaniah Nahum and Habakkuk
313
Jeremiah
328
Ezekiel
356
Obadiah and Joel
370
Jonah
381
Haggai
390
Zechariah
400
Malachi
414
Ruth
520
Lamentations
526
The Scroll of Esther
532
The Chroniclers Perspective
542
EzraNehemiah
550
Daniel
566
THE BACKGROUND
583
The Authority of the Old Testament for Christians
585
Revelation and Inspiration
591
The Concept of Canon
598
Formation of the Old Testament
606
Geography
619
The Chronological Puzzle
632
Archaeology
641
Messianic Prophecy
688
Abbreviations
695
For Further Reading
699
General Bibliography
738
Endnotes
743
Index of Names
841
Index of Authors
854
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About the author (1996)

William Sanford LaSor (1911-1991) was professor emeritus of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

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