The Old Testament Documents: Are They Reliable and Relevant?  -     By: Walter C. Kaiser Jr.
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The Old Testament Documents: Are They Reliable and Relevant?

Inter-Varsity Press / 2001 / Paperback

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In this thought-provoking book, Walter Kaiser makes the case that the Old Testament documents are bothhistorically reliable and personally and socially relevant. He explores the origins of and genres of the Old Testament books, and probes its relevance for the Christian faith today. In an epilogue he asks and answers the question, What is the Old Testament all about? Readers will also find a helpful glossary of terms at the back. The result is a probative book for all who face the challenges of reading and applying the Old Testament in today's world.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 216
Vendor: Inter-Varsity Press
Publication Date: 2001
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0830819754
ISBN-13: 9780830819751
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Can you trust what you read in the Old Testament? Are its documents historically reliable? Are its teachings relevant in the twenty-first century? These are important questions for all who believe that Christianity is a religion founded on events that took place in space-time history, indeed for all who care about truth and meaning in life. In this thought-provoking book Walter C. Kaiser Jr. makes the case that the Old Testament documents are both historically reliable and personally and socially relevant. He begins by looking at the origins of the Old Testament books and how well their texts were preserved. Next he explores Old Testament history, giving close attention to the book of Genesis, the patriarchal narratives, and the chronicles of the kings of Judah and Israel. He then surveys the larger questions of the trustworthiness and authority of the various Old Testament genres: historical narrative, wisdom and prophecy. Lastly, Kaiser probes the relevance of the Old Testament for Christian faith today. And in an epilogue he asks--and answers--the question "What is the Old Testament all about?" Here is a helpful, even essential, book to help you face the challenges of reading and applying the Old Testament in today's world.

Author Bio

Kaiser is Colman M. Mockler Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Old Testament and president emeritus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. For many years he served as professor of Old Testament and as dean and vice president for education at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, Illinois). A frequent speaker at churches, camps and conferences, he has written numerous books, including and

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    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Good overview of some main lines of evidence
    July 6, 2012
    David Kilpatrick
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    I apologize that I'm going from memory - I read this a few years ago.

    This book is very clearly written and quite informative. At the time, I was a little disappointed because it didn't match it's NT counterpart by F. F. Bruce "The NT Documents, Are They Reliable?" But to Kaiser's credit, he is not working with the same materials Bruce was. It's harder to write this kind of book for the OT than it is for the NT, given the time period and the amount of available, relevant evidence. So, with that said, I think Kaiser did a pretty good job with this.

    A year later, I read Kenneth Kitchen's "On the Reliability of the OT." Kitchen's book contains much more helpful evidence than Kaiser's book, but it is often very technical and is 500 pages compared to Kaiser's brief book. Though there may be more evidence out there that Kaiser could have used (as Kitchen's book shows), I think Kaiser's book is one I'd happily recommend to anyone wondering about the reliability of the OT. He does build a good case.

    He ends with the question of "Is the OT relevant." I wasn't expecting much from that section. I was more interested in the "is it reliable" part. But to my surprise, that "is it relevant" section provided some important and helpful insights.
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