The Old Testament Historical Books: An Introduction is a valuable reference tool designed for those students who want a comprehensive guide to the Old Testament historical books. The book serves primarily as an introduction, providing a thorough discussion of introductory matters such as authorship, date, historical background, purpose, structure, and outline. The book also functions as a sort of survey/handbook, providing a summary of the contents of each book accompanied by helpful background information such as the meaning of character's names and the dates of significant events. Finally, the book acts as a study guide, providing a series of study questions at the end of each chapter for review and discussion. Israel P. Loken is Chair and Professor of the Bible and Theology Departments at College of Biblical Studies. He is also Adjunct Professor of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary. He previously taught at Dallas Christian College. Dr. Loken has earned degrees from Lancaster Bible College (B.S.) and Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M. and Ph.D.). He is a frequent speaker at churches, conferences, and schools. He is the author of the Loken Expositional Commentary series. Dr. Loken and his wife Kimberley live in Houston, TX.