This welcome volume addresses the famine in the land (Amos 8:11-12), specifically, the famine of hearing the lifegiving word of God to the contemporary church through the Old Testament. With a fine mixture of contributions from both internationally renowned and younger Old Testament scholars, this collection of essays guides readers through vital aspects of biblical interpretation, helping us hear afresh the voice of God in the texts of Scripture...An invaluable resource for all who long to hear for themselves God's address in the Old Testament.
-Daniel I. Block,
How can we hear God speak to us in the text of Scripture to equip us for our missional vocation? This should be the fundamental question for critical biblical scholarship. Yet an Enlightenment agenda has too often separated God's address from the tools of biblical scholarship, leaving the church bereft of a word from God. This book is an urgent plea by an eminent cast of scholars for biblical scholarship to serve the church so that we can hear God speak through the text of Scripture. The pressing importance of this issue makes this volume priority reading!
-Michael W. Goheen
Trinity Western University