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An Introduction to the Old Testament Historical Books - eBook
Moody Publishers / 2007 / ePub
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For many years the Moody Introduction to the Old Testament series has provided students with a comprehensive academic introduction to the books and genres of the Hebrew Bible. Containing in depth information on the literary, historical, sociological, exegetical, textual, and theological issues regarding each book in the Historical Books. Howard's work supplies, in a readable, and easy-to-follow format, all of the information beginning Bible students will need in order to become oriented to critical scholarship and study of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1&2 Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, Ezra-Nehemiah, and Esther-all of which are as rich in drama as they are in theological meaning, and importance for the Christian life. A national favorite in Christian Colleges across the nation, this book will provide not only learning now, but a continual resource that can be referred to again and again.
Rich rewards await readers who dig deep into the historical books of the Old Testament. Incredible events, amazing love stories, larger-than-life personalities and deep theological implications and themes are just part of the t treasure that awaits readers of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther.
These books tell the story of the nation of Israel and the God who loves her, punishes her, and always brings this recalcitrant people back to Himself. It is really the story of all of us.
David M. Howard Jr. provides an in-depth introduction to the Old Testament historical books, focusing first on the overarching themes of historical narrative in general. He then turns his attention to each book.
DAVID M. HOWARD Jr. (B.S., Geneva College; M.A., Wheaton College; A.M., Ph.D., The University of Michigan), is professor of Old Testament at Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is the author of four books, including An Introduction to the Old Testament Historical Books, What Makes a Missionary, and The Structure of Psalms 93-100, as well as several dozen articles in scholarly journals and Bible encyclopedias. He resides in Shoreview, Minnesota.
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