An Introduction to the Old Testament

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Zondervan, 1994 - Religion - 473 pages
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Several distinctives set this volume apart from other introductions to the Old Testament: - It is thoroughly evangelical in its perspective. - It emphasizes 'special introduction' -- the study of individual books. -It interacts in an irenic spirit with the historical-critical method. - It features high points of research history and representative scholars rather than an exhaustive treatment of past scholarship. - It deals with the meaning of each book, not in isolation but in a canonical context. - It probes the meaning of each book in the setting of its culture. With an eye on understanding the nature of the Old Testament historiography, An Introduction to the Old Testament offers the reader a solid understanding of three key issues: historical background, literary analysis, and theological message.
  

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User Review  - Ed - Goodreads

This book provides a fairly comprehensive look at the books of the Old Testament, discussing things like authorship, date of composition, themes, and structure. It discusses the different opinions ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shaun Liu - Goodreads

Excellent resource that provides a survey level overview of the scholarship on the Old Testament. The authors' perspective is conservative while being fair when presenting alternative interpretations ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
9
ABBREVIATIONS
11
Introduction
17
Acrostic poems 225242 308
25
Genesis
37
Authorship 3848587484859297
38
Exodus
57
Leviticus
73
Hellenistic philosophy
261
Isaiah
267
Holiness 7690 113186187276277 325
276
Jeremiah
285
Lamentations
303
Ezekiel
313
Daniel
329
Imagery 2829239 343344
343

Numbers
83
Deuteronomy
91
Canon criticism 273
104
Joshua
107
Character 3233186 346
110
Judges
119
Ruth
129
Genealogy 131167173174 196
131
Samuel
135
Kings
149
Chronicles
169
EzraNehemiah
179
Esther
189
1214 195 15
195
Job
199
Psalms
211
Proverbs
235
Ecclesiastes
247
Gilgamesh Epic
251
Song of Songs
257
Hosea
353
Joel
363
Amos
373
Obadiah
385
Jonah
391
Jamnia 191
393
Micah
397
Nahum
403
Habakkuk
409
Zephaniah
415
Haggai
421
Zechariah
427
Malachi
437
SCRIPTURE INDEX
443
PSALMS
459
NAME INDEX
465
JAMES
467
SUBJECT INDEX
473
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The late Raymond B. Dillard (PhD, Dropsie University) was professor of Old Testament language and literature at Westminster Theological Seminary.

Tremper Longman III (Ph.D., Yale University) is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. He has authored or coauthored more than twenty books, including commentaries on Daniel, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs.

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