A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (2nd Edition)
This book has become a standard text in seminary and university classrooms. The purpose of this second edition is to help readers come to a critically informed understanding of the Old Testament as the church's scripture. This book introduces the...
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This book has become a standard text in seminary and university classrooms. The purpose of this second edition is to help readers come to a critically informed understanding of the Old Testament as the church's scripture. This book introduces the Old Testament both as a witness of ancient Israel and as a witness to the church and synagogue through the generations of those who have passed these texts on as scripture.
The authors of this volume share a commitment to the interpretation of the Old Testament as a central resource for the life of the church today. At the same time, they introduce the Old Testament witness in a manner that honors the importance of biblical scholarship in helping students engage the variety of theological voices within the Old Testament.
This second edition gives special attention to deepening and broadening theological interpretations by including, for example, issues related to gender, race, and class. It also includes more detailed maps and charts for student use.
Terence E. Fretheim (Ph.D., Princeton Seminary) is Elva B. Lovell Professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. He is interested in biblical-theological issues and their implications for the faith and life of the church. He is author of numerous articles and books, including The Suffering of God: An Old Testament Perspective, and commentaries on Genesis (New Interpreter's Bible Commentary), Exodus (Interpretation), Jeremiah: A Commentary (Smyth & Helwys) and Abraham: Journeys of Family and Faith (University of South Carolina Press).
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David L. Petersen (Ph.D., Yale University) is Professor of Old Testament at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Professor Petersen is a distinguished Old Testament scholar whose current research focuses on the book of Genesis and on prophetic literature.
An ordained Presbyterian minister, Dr. Petersen has written, coauthored or coedited numerous books and articles. He was the Senior Old Testament editor for The New Interpreter's Bible and New Interpreter's One-Volume commentary
Petersen recently served as president of the Society of Biblical Literature. His significant books include Haggai and Zechariah 1-8 (Old Testament Library, 1984); Zechariah 9-14 and Malachi (Old Testament Library, 1995) and A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (2005) .
Dr. Walter Brueggemann (Th.D., Union Theological Seminary, New York:; Ph.D., St. Louis University) is Professor Emeritus of Old Testament Theology and Interpretation at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA .
His award-winning Theology of the Old Testament (Fortress Press, 1997) quickly became a foundational work in the field. The Association of Theological Booksellers presented Walter Brueggemann and Fortress Press with a Theologos Award for Best General Interest Book at a dinner in Brueggemann's honor, for the award-winning book, Deep Memory, Exuberant Hope: Contested Truth in a Post-Christian World.
His recent publications include Mandate to Difference: An Invitation to the Contemporary Church, The Theology of the Book of Jeremiah, Like Fire in the Bones: Listening for the Prophetic Word in Jeremiah, and The Word That Redescribes the World: The Bible and Discipleship.
Bruce C. Birch is Dean and Woodrow W. and Mildred B. Miller Professor of Biblical Theology at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. He is a contributing author to volume II of the "New Interpreter's Bible" and "The Old Testament: A Theological Introduction".