An Introduction to the Old Testament
This new Introduction makes available the fruits of the immense increase in scholarly study of the Old Testament during the last fifty years. With an eye on understanding the nature of Old Testament historiography, this thoroughly evangelical resource offers a...
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This new Introduction makes available the fruits of the immense increase in scholarly study of the Old Testament during the last fifty years. With an eye on understanding the nature of Old Testament historiography, this thoroughly evangelical resource offers a solid understanding of three key issues: historical background, literary analysis, and theological message.
Written with the needs of first and second year students in mind, Introduction to the Old Testament, in keeping with recent trends in Old Testament scholarship, focuses more on the canonical 'final form' of the text than its pre-history. But the authors do interact with the best representatives of the historical-critical method. It is conservative yet undogmatic, thus serving the needs of a variety of students. A distinctive feature is the interest in the theology of each book (an area that other introductions have tended to neglect) and on relationships with the New Testament.
Tremper Longman III (Ph.D., Yale University) is Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He is also Visiting Professor of Old Testament at Mars Hill Graduate School, Westminster Theological Seminary and adjunct at Fuller Theological Seminary.
He is the author of commentaries on The Book of Job and Proverbs (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms); Exodus (The Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary) and Jeremiah, Lamentations (New International Biblical Commentary), Daniel (New Internatuional Version Application Commentary), Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs (New International Commentary on the Old Testament/ Cornerstone Commentary).
Longman is the author of How to Read Genesis; How to Read the Psalms; How to Read Proverbs; How to Read Exodus and Literary Approaches to Biblical Interpretation, and co-editor of A Complete Literary Guide to the Bible and co-author with Dan Allender of Bold Love, Cry of the Soul, Intimate Allies; The Intimate Mystery and The Intimate Marriage Bible Studies.
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The late Raymond B. Dillard (PhD, Dropsie University) was professor of Old Testament language and literature at Westminster Theological Seminary.