An Introduction to the Old Testament: Second Edition (Abridged / Paperback)

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An Introduction to the Old Testament: Second Edition (Abridged / Paperback)


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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.

Features include:

  • 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.

Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies and the chair of the Religious Studies department at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he lives with his wife, Alice. He is the Old Testament editor for the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary and has authored many articles and books on the Psalms and other Old Testament books.
Product Details ISBN: 9780310291480
ISBN-10: 0310291488
Abridged: Yes
Publisher: Zondervan Academic
Publication Date: July 8th, 2012
Pages: 192
Language: English