The Literary Structure of the Old Testament: A Commentary on Genesis-Malachi

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Baker Books, 1999 - Religion - 330 pages
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Understanding of the structure of the Old Testament sheds light on its meaning. No one should embark upon the study of an Old Testament text without consulting this indispensable guide.

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A must-have book for everyone who teaches the OT

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No one should attempt a study of any OT book without consulting Dorsey first. God is the ultimate author, and His artistic structures are intentional. We need to understand that first before attempting to accurately interpret His words. Read full review

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This is a rather amazing book which gives guides to the literary structure of the Old Testament book by book, with structures derived from patterns generally found in ancient Near Eastern literature ... Read full review



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David A. Dorsey (Ph.D., Dropsie College) is professor of Old Testament at the Evangelical School of Theology in Myerstown, Pennsylvania. He wrote The Roads and Highways of Ancient Israel and contributed to Harper's Bible Dictionary, International Standard Bible Dictionary, and Encyclopedia of Near Eastern Archaeology.

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