Popular Survey of the Old Testament
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The world of the Old Testament can seem hard to understand, especially for people living in times and places so far removed from the ancient Middle East. It's not just that we wear different clothes and hold different jobs--people in the West just don't have the same history, the same culture, or the same way of thinking as Old Testament characters like Abraham and David. And this disconnect can make studying the Old Testament an arduous and confusing process. A Popular Survey of the Old Testament is designed to help ordinary people enrich their understanding of Old Testament people and events. Well-illustrated with color photos, charts, and maps, and written in an easy, informal style, this survey discusses the themes of the various groups of Old Testament books. Here is a solid, evangelical, and uniquely Christ-centered survey. Two introductory chapters' Christ: The Key to the Inspiration and Canonization of the Bible' Christ: The Key to the Interpretation of the BibleLay the groundwork for the study, which is continued in four sections' The Books of the Law: The Foundation for Christ' The Books of History: The Preparation for Christ' The Books of Poetry: The Aspiration for Christ' The Books of Prophecy: The Expectation of Christ Norman L. Geisler is dean of Southern Evangelical Seminary and Bible College. He is the author of more than sixty books, including the Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The world of the Old Testament can seem hard to understand, especially for people living in times and places so far removed from the ancient Middle East. "A Popular Survey of the Old Testament" is designed to help Christians enrich their understanding of Old Testament people and events. Illustrated with colored photos, charts, and maps this accessible survey will enrich one's Biblical reading and understanding. (65)
Dr. Norman Geisler (Ph.D., Loyola University) is author or co-author of over sixty-eight books and hundreds of articles including Christian Apologetics; Apologetics in the New Age; Answering Islam; When Skeptics Ask; When Critics Ask; The Baker Dictionary of Apologetics; Handbook of Systematic Theology (4 volumes), Chosen But Free and When Cultists Ask. He has taught at the university and graduate level for forty eight years and has spoken or debated in all fifty states and in twenty-five countries. He is the co-founder and long-time Dean of Southern Evangelical Seminary, in Charlotte, North Carolina.