Opening the Old Testament  -     By: Katharine Dell
Buy Item $37.95 Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

Opening the Old Testament

Wiley-Blackwell / 2008 / Other

$37.95 (CBD Price)
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 01/17/15.
Email me when this product is available.
CBD Stock No: WW125010

Current Promotions

Product Information

Format: Other
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 1405125012
ISBN-13: 9781405125017
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 01/17/15.
Email me when this product is available.

Publisher's Description

This succinct and innovative book shows readers how to read and appreciate the Old Testament: as history, as literature or as theology. Offering an ideal ‘taster’ of Old Testament themes and issues, the book encourages students to explore various forms of interpretation and develop a lively interaction with the texts.

  • Ideal for those with little experience and knowledge of the Old Testament who need an introduction to how to read it, and why it is still relevant to our world today
  • Integrates key themes and approaches in Old Testament scholarship, including theological, literary, and historical interpretations
  • Written from a predominantly Christian perspective, covering issues relating to the nature of the Old Testament, its authority, and contemporary relevance.

Author Bio

Katharine Dell is Senior Lecturer in Old Testament Studies in the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge and Fellow, Tutor and Director of Studies in Theology at St Catharine’s College. She is the author of The Book of Proverbs in Social and Theological Context (2006), Seeking a Life that Matters: Lessons for today from the book of Proverbs (2002), Job, The Peoples’ Bible Commentary (2002), Get Wisdom, Get Insight: An Introduction to Israel's Wisdom Literature (2000), Shaking a Fist at God: Understanding Suffering through the book of Job (1995) and The Book of Job as Sceptical Literature (1991). She is currently working on Ecclesiastes – the third mainstream wisdom book.

Editorial Reviews

" [The book] contains a wealth of information attractively written and engagingly presented, with many illustrations, maps and sidebars." (Church Times, August 2008)

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook


Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.


Availability: Expected to ship on or about 01/17/15. You may order this item now and we will ship it to you when it arrives. If you are charging this purchase to a credit card, you will not be charged for this item and its portion of your shipping charges until it is shipped.

Send Me Email  Email me when this product is available.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search