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One of the best works of the 20th CenturyUser Review - Christianbook.com
Harrison was a highly respected Old Testament scholar, author, and editor in latter part of the 20th century. He writes from an intelligently conservative stance. His “Introduction to the Old Testament,” was one of the works which re-established the credibility of belief in the basic reliability of the OT record. The work was also foundational for much of the best conservative scholarship of the 1970s to the present. This book is extremely detailed. It was written during a time when highly speculative theories were being propagated in order to support an extremely skeptical view of the historical reliability of the Old Testament. With rare exceptions, these skeptical views became the scholarly consensus at most seminaries and universities. Those who did choose to challenge the consensus were often simply ignored. This book by Harrison helped to change all of that. He methodically sifts through the historical, philosophical, archaeological, and textual arguments of his day. And he challenges many of the more speculative elements of them in so thorough a fashion that the work was difficult to ignore. The work is now becoming a little dated, but it is still unequalled in the depth and breadth of subjects covered. Every serious student of the Old Testament should own this book.
Review: Introduction to the Old TestamentUser Review - Christianbook.com
Harrison's historical introduction regarding the past and present in Old Testament studies would be worth the purchase price of this volume. It is thorough and well done. However, following this is a marvelous evangelical statement of how the Old Testament was put together and how each book arrived at its present condition, plus an introduction to its theology and purpose. Harrison's book is a standard and rightfully so. Read this book carefully, and then read it again.
Introduction to the Old Testament: Including a Comprehensive Review of Old ...
R. K. Harrison
No preview available - 2004
The BackgroundThrough the Eighteenth Century
The GrafWellhausen Hypothesis
Historical Survey of Scientific Archaeology
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