An Historical Survey of the Old Testament
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Merrill has extensively updated this popular-level Old Testament history to discuss updates in archaeology and textual understanding. It is also more current as a defense of the Bible's accuracy.
Assured of the accuracy of the Old Testament, Merrill approaches it as God's revelation to the world through Israel, his chosen people. This historical structure provides the basic framework for his text, enriched by:
-Insights from the history of the Middle East
-Cultural, religious, and social points of view
Eugene H. Merrill (Ph.D., Columbia University) is distinguished professor of Old Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and Distinguished Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kentucky. He is the author of several articles/books, including a commentary on Deuteronomy (New American Commentary series and Cornerstone Biblical Commentary) and the Deuteronomy study notes for the NLT Study Bible. He also served as a Deuteronomy reviewer for the New Living Translation.