A Survey of the Old Testament

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Harper Collins, 2000 - Religion - 608 pages
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A Survey of the Old Testament goes far beyond simply rephrasing biblical material to provide balanced insights on the literary, historical, and theological issues of each Old Testament book and of the Old Testament as a whole. This revised edition makes the exceptional scope of the first edition more accessible to contemporary readers. A redesigned interior complete with new visuals--maps, photos, timelines, and charts--makes this book more attractive and useful than ever. Treating the books of the Old Testament in the order of the English canon, A Survey of the Old Testament explores the purpose and message of each book and shows how its literary structure has been applied to accomplish the intention of its inspired author. The book also introduces the reader to issues such as Israelite and Near Eastern history, archaeology, the formation of the canon, and geography Written by two widely respected scholars and educators, A Survey of the Old Testament is designed to help readers develop a broad grasp of the Old Testament.
 

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This textbook is very well organized. I taught a course in our School of Ministry utilizing it and everyone enjoyed the rich features and solid academic content. Read full review

Has several typographical errors.

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I was disappointed. I purchased the book so I can use it in course and was not able to cut or paste. Then found out I could not return the book. I felt that I wasted my money. The next book I purchase ... Read full review

Contents

Maps
9
The Pentateuch
47
Historical Overview of Old Testament Times JHW
145
Introduction to the Historical Books JHW
169
Judges JHW
192
Hebrew Poetic and Wisdom Literature AEH
307
Job JHW
327
Psalms JHW
341
Joel JHW
473
Amos AEH
479
Obadiah AEH
488
Jonah JHW
495
Micah JHW
503
Nahum JHW
509
Habakkuk JHW
514
Zephaniah JHW
521

Proverbs AEH
356
Ecclesiastes JHW
365
Song of Songs AEH
373
Formation of the Old Testament Scriptures
383
The Prophets
401
Introduction to Prophetic Literature JHW
403
Isaiah JHW
415
Jeremiah JHW
425
Lamentations AEH
433
Ezekiel AEH
440
Daniel JHW
452
Hosea AEH
462
Haggai AEH
526
Zechariah AEH
533
Malachi AEH
543
Epilogue
553
Toward the New Testament AEH
555
What We Have Learned JHW
562
Critical Methodologies
571
The Composition of the Pentateuch
576
Timeline of Biblical History
586
Glossary
588
Index
593
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Andrew E. Hill (PhD, University of Michigan) is professor of Old Testament studies at Wheaton College in Illinois. He is the coauthor with John Walton of A Survey of the Old Testament and the author of Malachi in the Anchor Bible commentary series. His articles have appeared in such scholarly publications as Hebrew Annual Review, Journal of Biblical Literature, and Vetus Testamentum.

John H. Walton (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Chronological and Background Charts of the Old Testament; Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context; Covenant: God's Purpose, God's Plan; The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament; and A Survey of the Old Testament.

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