A Survey of Old Testament Introduction (& Expanded)
Completely revised and updated, this classic work will prove invaluable to the pastor, the student, or anyone who wants to understand the conservative position in Old Testament introduction. Examines critical views on canonicity, historicity, inspiration, textual issues, and higher criticism....
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Completely revised and updated, this classic work will prove invaluable to the pastor, the student, or anyone who wants to understand the conservative position in Old Testament introduction. Examines critical views on canonicity, historicity, inspiration, textual issues, and higher criticism.
In this revised volume, Gleason Archer approaches the study of the Old Testament from both the general and the specific point of view. Dealing first with issues over which many scholars debate, Archer offers evidence to support the conservative view of: canonicity historicity inspiration textual problems higher criticismThe second section dissects each book of the Old Testament individually, presenting discussions of specific issues related to that particular book. Archer thoroughly covers such issues as: Biblical creationism Noah's ark and the flood Authorship Chronology Alleged language, style, and theme differencesA Survey of Old Testament Introduction is invaluable to students, scholars, and laymen who want to understand the conservative position of Old Testament issues and are not afraid to examine critical views.
Gleason L. Archer (B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University; B.D., Princeton Theological Seminary; L.L.B., Suffolk Law School) is professor emeritus of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, in Deerfield, Illinois. He continues to teach part time at TEDS and has served as a minister of the Evangelical Free Church of America since 1966.Archer's books include Job: God's Answer to Undeserved Sufferingand Old Testament Quotations in the New Testament. He co-wrote A Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament. His instrumental work in the preparation of the Old Testament portion of the New American Standard Bible has gained wide acclaim and positioned him as a world-renowned scholar.