The book attempts to balance the literary, historical, and theological issues pertaining to each individual book and to the Old Testament as a whole. The main portion of the survey treats each book of the Old Testament in the order of the English canon. This information does not simply rehash the biblical material, but assumes that the Scriptures are being read alongside the survey. The survey also introduces readers to the issues of hermeneutics general and special , history Israelite and Near Eastern , archaeology, canon, geography, Old Testament theology biblical and systematic , and critical methodologies. All these issues are dealt with in separate chapters at a basic introductory level that never allows the reader to lose sight, as it were, of the forest while wandering through the trees. In addressing critical issues of date and authorship, the survey avoids a polemical stance.
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Shelves: bible This compact book blitzes through the Old Testament in short order. Each book contains all the essential background information and content in condensed form. With helpful pictures and illustrations a reader gets the key ideas of each book presented graphically. With plenty of maps scattered throughout, readers have a better understanding of where events happen relative to each other.
This book is especially helpful in understanding the prophets as Mr. Benware tells the reader the essence of the This compact book blitzes through the Old Testament in short order. Benware tells the reader the essence of the messages. Aug 13, Jeffrey rated it liked it Good introductory information of the OT, but nothing more than can be found in a study Bible. Nov 20, Jonine rated it really liked it I love how Benware helped me to better understand the key characters, elements, space and time of the OT, as well as the different covenants.
Understanding the different covenants and why God made them, helped me to better understand the harder ideas of the OT.
Survey of the Old Testament- Everyman's Bible Commentary - eBook
Survey of the Old Testament