Recent years have shown vast amounts of material from European and American scholarship on Old Testament theology. Sometimes giving different and contrdictory approaches causing confusion even amoung the scholars themselves as to the nature, method, function, and purpose of Old Testament theology. Hasel provides a comprehensive survey of the pertinent literature from all scholastic sources on the subject. Then proceeds to offer his own critical analysis of past and current methods. Out of which Hasel offers a new approach for doing Old Testament theology.
Revised, updated, and enlarged, this edition of a standard survey clearly sets forth and analyzes the major trends in contemporary Old Testament scholarship, concluding with seven basic proposals for doing Old Testament theology. In this revision Hasel has incorporated significant scholarship since 1982; his bibliography of Old Testament theology, with nearly 950 entries, is the most comprehensive published to date.
(1935-1994) Former professor of Old Testament and BiblicalTheology at Andrews University in Berrien Springs,Michigan.