By Andrew E. Hill

The aim of learning the outdated testomony is to appreciate God and his redemptive paintings extra totally. even if, this objective is complex via the truth that it used to be transmitted via a truly various language and tradition from our personal. A Survey of the outdated testomony presents an imperative advisor for undergraduate scholars and different readers via exploring the literary, old, and theological concerns at the back of the previous testomony and its numerous books. for every outdated testomony ebook, the Survey addresses history details, goal, message, constitution, and significant subject matters. Chapters introducing each one significant element of the previous testomony are integrated, as are chapters facing problems with interpretation, geography, archaeology, heritage, formation of the previous testomony canon, and the previous Testament’s dating to the hot testomony. The textual content is more suitable all through by means of maps, images, timelines, and charts. This full-color 3rd version of a generally acclaimed textbook has been multiplied and redesigned in either textual content and graphical parts, making it much more invaluable.

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Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1983. Barton, John. Reading the Old Testament. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Westminster/John Knox, 1996. Carson, D. , and John Woodbridge. Hermeneutics, Authority and Canon. Rev. ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005. Conyers, A. J. How to Read the Bible. : InterVarsity Press, 1986. Doriani, D. M. Getting the Message. : Presbyterian and Reformed, 1996. A practical, nontechnical approach to the essential skills of biblical interpretation. Fee, Gordon, and Douglas Stuart. How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth.

G. M. Williamson. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 2005. IVP Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch. Ed. by David Baker and T. Desmond Alexander. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 2003. IVP Women’s Bible Commentary. Ed. by Catherine Clark Kroeger and Mary J. Evans. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 2002. CHAPTER 2 GEOGRAPHY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT NASA/The Visible Earth This satellite view shows the Middle East, where the events of the Old Testament took place. The history of the Israelite nation developed within a specific geographical context.

The Philistines controlled the coastal plains and remained a potent enemy of Israel right through the periods of united and divided monarchies, until King Uzziah (767–740 BC) subdued the Philistines (2 Chron. 26:6–15). , Jer. 25:20; Zeph. 2:4–7; Zech. 9:5–7). Peter White The Judean Wilderness stretches from the general vicinity of Jerusalem east to the Dead Sea. Its dry desolation forms a protective barrier for the inhabitants of Judah against any would-be adversaries from the east. ” The Nile River was considered a god by the Egyptians because all life was dependent on the flow of this great watercourse.

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