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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Examines the literary structure of each book in the Old Testament and demonstrates how an understanding of that structure sheds light on the book's meaning.

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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 is the author of The Roads and Highways of Ancient Israel.

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