By Andrew E. Hill
The aim of learning the previous testomony is to appreciate God and his redemptive paintings extra totally. in spite of the fact that, this objective is advanced through the truth that it was once transmitted via a truly varied language and tradition from our personal. A Survey of the previous testomony presents an necessary consultant for undergraduate scholars and different readers by means of exploring the literary, historic, and theological matters in the back of the outdated testomony and its quite a few books. for every outdated testomony e-book, the Survey addresses history details, function, message, constitution, and significant topics. Chapters introducing each one significant component of the outdated testomony are integrated, as are chapters facing problems with interpretation, geography, archaeology, historical past, formation of the outdated testomony canon, and the outdated Testament’s dating to the hot testomony. The textual content is greater all through via maps, images, timelines, and charts. This full-color 3rd version of a commonly acclaimed textbook has been improved and redesigned in either textual content and graphical components, making it much more important.
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Gundry, which was published in a revised edition by Zondervan Publishing House in 1994. Following Gundry’s lead, we seek to bring together the most significant data from Old Testament historical and literary backgrounds, critical or technical introduction, biblical commentary, and Old Testament theology. The text offers a “synthetic” presentation for all of the Hebrew Bible in the order of the English canon. Each book of the Old Testament is treated according to a basic pattern, as follows: The Writing of the Book The Background Outline of the Book Purpose and Message Structure and Organization Major Themes Questions for Further Study and Discussion For Further Reading Each chapter draws attention to the way in which the literary structure and organization of a given book contribute to the achievement of the biblical writer’s message and purpose.