An Introduction to the Old Testament

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Zondervan, 2006 - Religion - 528 pages
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This second edition of An Introduction to the Old Testament integrates and interacts with recent developments in Old Testament scholarship. Several distinctive set it 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 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 Including callouts, charts, and graphs, this text is written with an eye on understanding the nature of Old Testament historiography. This upper-level introduction to the Old Testament offers students a solid understanding of three key issues: historical background, literary analysis, and theological message.

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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

Review: An Introduction to the Old Testament

User Review  - Jacob O'connor - Goodreads

This was one of two required textbooks for my Old Testament courses, and it was the most useful of the two. I gauge that by the amount of quotes supplied for my research papers. Longman pops up in other books on the Old Testament, which must mean he has some influence. I learn quite a bit. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

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.

The late Raymond B. Dillard (PhD, Dropsie University) was professor of Old Testament language and literature at Westminster Theological Seminary.

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