The Face of Old Testament Studies
T"he Face of Old Testament Studies brings together leading scholars to provide an overview of current issues and debates in Old Testament studies. Contributors trace recent developments in their fields of expertise and assess where further research is needed. This...
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T"he Face of Old Testament Studies brings together leading scholars to provide an overview of current issues and debates in Old Testament studies. Contributors trace recent developments in their fields of expertise and assess where further research is needed. This is a substantial reference work for students and scholars of the Old Testament as well as for pastors and interested readers who want to bring their awareness of Old Testament studies up to date.
"The Face of Old Testament Studies is probably the best attempt to describe the present state of Old Testament scholarship. The authors are all recognized scholars who have contributed significantly to Old Testament studies. They examine an amazing amount of literature and so give the reader access to most of the important essays and books in the last decades. While all of the essays are competent reviews of the issues and the debates, some of the essays are themselves helpful contributions to further thinking about the issues under discussion. It will be most useful for anyone teaching Old Testament."--Patrick D. Miller, Princeton Theological Seminary "The editors have produced a splendid book that will be an important reference work in the field and useful both to beginners and to seasoned students. The editors have assembled an impressive series of authors, all of whom are competent, some of whom are leaders in their fields. The book is immensely well documented by well-read authors! Judgments made on scholarly work are consistently judicious and fair. The reader can count on an informed, well-balanced entry into the excitement of current study."--Walter A. Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary "The editors are to be commended for both the scope and thoroughness of the essays. The contributors to this volume represent the best of evangelical scholarship, interacting seriously with the most recent research on a wide range of subjects but maintaining a high view of the Old Testament as a source for understanding the history, culture, and faith of ancient Israel."--Daniel I. Block, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary "In a world where knowledge of every subject is growing more quickly than at any other time in history, this volume of essays provides an exceptionally helpful way of keeping abreast of current Old Testament scholarship. Contemporary approaches to a wide range of issues are not only clearly explained but also carefully critiqued, offering a distinctively evangelical assessment of Old Testament studies at the end of the twentieth century. For those who wish to familiarize themselves with the current state of affairs, this collection of essays, written by recognized experts in their own fields, is indispensable."--T. Desmond Alexander, Union Theological College "This collection of essays on the state of Old Testament studies by prominent Old Testament scholars is a welcome addition to the library of both scholars and students of the Old Testament. The essays review the literature and present the challenge of thinking through a number of issues that have been raised in the last twenty years. A magnificent contribution to the state of Old Testament scholarship."--Willem A. VanGemeren, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Bill T. Arnold (Ph.D., Hebrew Union College) is Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, William Edmond Conger, Jr. Professor of Academic Leadership, and Director of Hebrew Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. He has written or edited numerous books books, including 1-2 Samuel (New International Version Application Commentary), Encountering the Old Testament; Encountering Genesis; A Guide to Biblical Hebrew Syntax, Genesis (New Cambridge Bible Commentary) and the Book of Deuteronomy (replacement volume- New International Commentary of the Old Testament).
Koorong - Editorial Review.
David W. Baker (Ph.D., University of London) is professor of Old Testament at Ashland Theological Seminary and the monograph editor for the Evangelical Theological Society. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including The Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch, and commentaries on the Minor Prophets for both the Tyndale Old Testament Commentary series and for NIV Application Commentary.
His other commentaries include Numbers (The Believers Church Bible Commentary), Genesis (Apollos Old Testament Commentary), Introduction to the Pentateuch, co-authored with and L. Daniel Hawk, Leviticus (Cornerstone Biblical Commentary), Isaiah (Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary) and 1 & 2 Kings (Teach the Text Commentary Series)
Koorong - Editorial Review.