Against the Gods: The Polemical Theology of the Old Testament (Paperback)
Did the Old Testament writers borrow ideas from their pagan neighbors? And if they did, was it done uncritically? A respected Old Testament scholar and archaeologist engages with this controversial question by carefully comparing the biblical text to other ancient Near Eastern documents. Well-researched and thoughtfully nuanced, Currid aims to outline the precise relationship between the biblical worldview and that of Israel's neighbors.
John D. Currid (PhD, University of Chicago) is the Carl McMurray Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. He lectures worldwide and preaches in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Currid is the author of several books and Old Testament commentaries and has extensive archaeological field experience from projects throughout Israel and Tunisia.