This survey is written by a diverse group of male and female biblical scholars from various denominational, racial and ethnic backgrounds. It provides introductory content for each book of the Old Testament and Apocrypha, and includes articles that treat historical, socio-cultural, literary, and theological issues. Helpful maps, charts and outlines as well as the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek along with transliterations and translations for key points are included for the student who wishes to delve deeper. This volume is based on the introductory materials found in the New Interpreter's Bible series.
Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. A past president of the Society of Biblical Literature, he is one of today's preeminent interpreters of Scripture.