Introducing the Old Testament: A Short Guide to Its History and Message (Abridged / Paperback)
A quick, on-the-ground guide to the Old Testament of the Bible.
This rich and practical handbook--an abridged edition of the bestselling book An Introduction to the Old Testament--makes Old Testament scholarship accessible to the everyday reader.
Renowned Bible scholar Tremper Longman III gathers the best in historical research and literary analysis to lead you through each book of the Old Testament--from Genesis to Malachi. Most significantly, Longman explores the meaning of each book in light of its cultural setting.
- A chapter on each book of the Old Testament with orientating data on what that book is about, key points to understand, when and why it was written, and references to key passages.
- A section in each chapter about how that book of the Bible anticipates the Gospel.
- End-of-chapter questions for group discussion or personal reflection.
- A bibliography of further resources.
Introducing the Old Testament makes the words, history, and culture of biblical times come alive for readers. Laypersons as well as church leaders will gain a solid understanding of the historical background and theological message of the Old Testament and be inspired to apply biblical truths to their lives.