Gain a solid understanding of the historical background, literary aspects, and theological message of the Old Testament. In this accessible abridgment of his best-selling Introduction to the Old Testament, Longman highlights key research discoveries, probes the meaning of each book in its cultural setting, and offers end-of-chapter questions for group discussion and personal reflection. 160 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 160 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8 X 5.31 (inches) ISBN: 0310291488 ISBN-13: 9780310291480 Availability: In Stock
An abridged edition of the bestselling book An Introduction to the Old Testament, this rich guide makes Old Testament scholarship accessible to the average reader. Renowned Bible scholar Tremper Longman III gathers the best in historical research and literary analysis to lead the reader through each book of the Old Testament. Most significantly, Longman explores the meaning of each book in light of its cultural setting. Abbreviated chapters highlight key research discoveries, ensuring that the information is both significant and manageable. Including questions at the end of each chapter for group discussion or personal reflection, Introducing the Old Testament makes the words, history, and culture of biblical times come alive for readers. Laypersons as well as church leaders will take away 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.