Many people consider the Old Testament to be complicated, mysterious, and far removed from current thought and life. A textbook on the Old Testament should not deepen these attitudes, but work to replace them.
They Spoke from God addresses the writings of the Old Testament in simple language and in a personal style that speaks directly to the reader. It not only provides the student with a basic grasp of relevant passages; it also relates the biblical text to historical, theological, and ethical questions. Most importantly They Spoke from God demonstrates how the various portions of the Old Testament fit together with one another, held together by the story of a God at work to redeem his people.
Weaves together Old and New Testament passages to show how they tell the story of God at work to redeem His people. Provides students with a basic grasp of relevant Scriptures and relates them to historical, theological, and ethical questions.
William C. Williams holds the PhD in Hebrew Language and Literature from New York University with postdoctoral studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Institute of Holy Land Studies. Since 1969 He has been professor of Old Testament at Vanguard University (formerly Southern California College) and has taught Old Testament for many years on both college and graduate levels.