Old Testament Survey: The Message, Form, and Background of the Old Testament (Google eBook)
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Sep 3, 1996 - Religion - 860 pages
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.
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Introduction to the Writings
The Song of Songs
The Former Prophets
Birth of the Monarchy 1 Sam 112 Sam 510
Israels Golden Age David and Solomon 2 Sam 5111 Kgs 1143
Divided Monarchy 1 Kgs 1212 Kgs 1812
Judah Alone 2 Kgs 1825
Prophets and Prophecy
Zephaniah Nahum and Habakkuk
Obadiah and Joel
The Scroll of Esther
The Chroniclers Perspective
The Authority of the Old Testament for Christians
Revelation and Inspiration
The Concept of Canon
Formation of the Old Testament
The Chronological Puzzle
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Page 32 - And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and him who curses you I will curse; and by you all the families of the earth shall bless themselves.
Page 4 - Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. • I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. • I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.