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A Survey of the Old Testament Introduction

Gleason L Archer (Jr)Dillon Burroughs

A Survey of the Old Testament Introduction

Gleason L Archer (Jr)Dillon Burroughs



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Meet the Authors

Gleason L Archer (Jr)

Gleason L. Archer (B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University; B.D., Princeton Theological Seminary; L.L.B., Suffolk Law School) is professor emeritus of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, in Deerfield, Illinois. He continues to teach part time at TEDS and has served as a minister of the Evangelical Free Church of America since 1966.Archer's books include Job: God's Answer to Undeserved Sufferingand Old Testament Quotations in the New Testament. He co-wrote A Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament. His instrumental work in the preparation of the Old Testament portion of the New American Standard Bible has gained wide acclaim and positioned him as a world-renowned scholar.

Dillon Burroughs

Dillon Burroughs is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and author or coauthor of nearly 30 books on issues of faith and culture, including Defending the Faith, What's the Big Deal About Jesus? and Comparing Christianity with World Religions. He has served among at-risk American youth, constructed housing in Mexico's barrios, provided aid relief in Haiti, and was most recently nominated for a CNN Hero award for his efforts to fight human trafficking. Dillon lives in Tennessee with his wife, Deborah, and two children.

Table Of Contents

  • illustrations  / 9
    preface To The First Edition  / 12
    abbreviations  / 13
    1. Introduction  / 15
    2. The Inspiration Of The Old Testament  / 20

    part One: General Introduction
    3. The Hebrew Manuscripts And The Early Versions  / 36
    4. Lower Criticism Of The Old Testament  / 50
    5. The Canon Of The Old Testament  / 61
    6. History Of The Documentary Theory Of The Pentateuch  / 71
    7. Higher Criticism Of The Pentateuch In The Twentieth Century  / 81
    8. The Authorship Of The Pentateuch  / 91
    9. Variations And Doublets As Criteria For Source Division  / 103
    10. Late Words And Aramaisms As Criteria For Source Division  / 115
    11. Wellhausen's Reconstruction Of Hebrew History In The
          Preprophetic And Prophetic Periods  / 121
    12. Wellhausen's Reconstruction Of Hebrew History In The
           Priestly Period  / 133
    13. Archaeological Evidence For The Antiquity Of The Pentateuch  / 139

    part Two: Special Introduction
    14. Genesis  /154
    15. genesis (continued)  / 170
    16. Exodus  / 192
    17. Leviticus And Numbers  / 213
    18. Deuteronomy  / 226
    19. Joshua, judges, and ruth  / 237
    20. 1 And 2 Samuel, 1 And 2 Kings  / 260
    21. Introduction To The Prophets: Obadiah, Joel, And Jonah  / 275
    22. Amos, Hosea, And Micah  / 297
    23. Isaiah  / 307
    24. Isaiah (continued)  / 323
    25. Nahum, Zephaniah, And Habukkuk  / 332
    26. Jeremiah And Lamentations  / 340
    27. Ezekiel  / 349
    28. Daniel  / 361
    29. Daniel (continued)  / 361
    30. Postexilic Historical Books: 1 And 2 Chronicles, Ezra, 
          Nehemiah, Esther  / 383
    31. Postexilic Prophets: Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi  / 400
    32. Introduction To Hebrew Poetry  / 411
    33. Psalms  / 416
    34. The Books Of Wisdom: Job And Proverbs  / 428
    35. Ecclesiastes And Song Of Solomon  / 444

    appendix 1: Old Testament Chronology  / 459
    appendix 2: Anachronisms And Historical Inaccuracies In The Koran  / 463
    appendix 3: Anachronisms And Historical Inaccuracies In The 
                             mormon Scriptures  / 466
    appendix 4: Inventory Of The Biblical Manuscripts From The Dead
                             sea Caves  / 469
    excursus 1: Predication And fulfillment As Proof Of Divine Inspiration  / 474
    excursus 2: Additional Data From Elba  / 480
    excursus 3: Liberal Scholarship In The Twentieth Century  / 482

    selected Bibliography  / 491
    author Index   / 494
    subject Index  / 497
    scripture Index  / 501

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clear, thorough, persuasive
5 stars By nat, Nov 03 2018
An excellent introduction to the critical issues surrounding each book of the OT. Archer almost invariably defends a conservative interpretation at each point, arguing for the authenticity of the text and resolving interpretive difficulties. The book is divided into three parts. The first half of the general introduction discusses critical issues at a general level, introducing the reader to various forms of criticism. The second half of the general introduction is a critique against the Documentary Hypothesis. The special introduction focuses on the interpretative issues that arise in connection with each book of the OT. The appendices are independently interesting and useful material-especially the appendices laying out the timeline of the OT and an enumeration of some of the manuscript evidence supporting the OT texts.
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  • Catalogue Code 261295
  • Product Code 9780802484345
  • ISBN 0802484344
  • EAN 9780802484345
  • Pages 512
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Old Testament
  • Publisher Moody Publishers
  • Publication Date Oct 2007
  • Sales Rank #11940
  • Dimensions 247 x 171 x 35 mm
  • Weight 1.360kg

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