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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Review: An Introduction to the Old Testament

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

Review: An Introduction to the Old Testament

User Review  - Jay - Goodreads

Great insights. I especially liked the sections on the Theological Message and Link to the new testament. A little thick in some sections, but overall a nice supporting tool for teaching a lower level OT survey class. Read full review

Contents

ABBREVIATIONS
11
Samuel
135
Job
199
Psalms
222
Proverbs
235
Jeremiah 285 303
285
Lamentations
303
Ezekiel
313
Nahum
403
Habakkuk
409
Zephaniah
415
Haggai
421
Zechariah
427
Malachi
437
SCRIPTURE INDEX
443
NAME INDEX
464

Daniel
329
Hosea
353
Jonah
391
SUBJECT INDEX
472
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RAYMOND B. DILLARD is Professor of Old Testament Language and Literature at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He has written widely in Old Testament studies and served as editor, translator, and consultant for the New International Version, Old Testament. Dr. Dillard has the B.D. degree from Westminster and the Ph.D. from Dropsie University, and has done postgraduate studies at Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Tel Aviv.

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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