Item description for Commentary-Survey Of The Old Testament (Rev) (Everymans) by Paul N. Benware...
Overview The New Testament Scriptures will never be properly understood by a person if the Old Testament Scriptures essentially remain a mystery to him," says Paul Benware. Most Christians do not have a clear understanding of the pattern, unity, or progression of the Old Testament. They can tell stories of Moses, Noah, and David but aren't sure how all these events fit together. And they don't fully appreciate the doctrines found in the thirty-nine books between Genesis and Malachi.But the Old Testament does not have to be mysterious or confusing. Newly revised, Dr. Benware offers a chronological approach to give you a bird's-eye view of the historic value of the Old Testament, while his book-by-book analysis reveals important details and emphases.If you want a better understanding of the whole Bible, Survey of the Old Testament is the place to start.
Publishers Description "The New Testament Scriptures will never be properly understood by a person if the Old Testament Scriptures essentially remain a mystery to him," says Paul Benware. Most Christians do not have a clear understanding of the pattern, unity, or progression of the Old Testament. They can tell stories of Moses, Noah, and David but aren't sure how all these events fit together. And they don't fully appreciate the doctrines found in the thirty-nine books between Genesis and Malachi. But the Old Testament does not have to be mysterious or confusing. Newly revised, Dr. Benware offers a chronological approach to give you a bird's-eye view of the historic value of the Old Testament, while his book-by-book analysis reveals important details and emphases.If you want a better understanding of the whole Bible, "Survey of the Old Testament" is the place to start.
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Studio: Moody Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2001
Publisher MOODY PRESS BOOKS #13
Series Everymans Bible Commentary
ISBN 0802421237 ISBN13 9780802421234
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More About Paul N. Benware
DR. PAUL BENWARE (B.A., Los Angeles Baptist College, Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary, Th.D., Grace Theological Seminary) is currently teaching in the Bible department at Southwestern College in Pheonix, Arizona. A former faculty member of the Los Angeles Baptist College (now the Master s College) and Chicago s Moody Bible Institute, Dr. Benware has continued to be involved in several local churches, often holding pastoral or staff positions. Dr. Benware is the author of seven books including "Understanding End Times Prophecy, The Believer s Payday," surveys of both the Old and New Testaments, and a newly published commentary on the Book of Daniel, as well as numerous articles published in journals and magazines. Dr. Benware lives with his wife, Anne, in Litchfield Park, Arizona. They have four children and six grandchildren."
Paul N. Benware was born in 1942.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Commentary-Survey Of The Old Testament (Rev) (Everymans)?
Add to Your Collection Mar 12, 2007
This detailed commentary explains a lot of the history of the Old Testament. This was a required text for a Bible class that I took and I fell in love with it. I now own Benware's Survey of the New Testament as well. This book seems to coincide with scripture and give some detailed information while using many good references including the Bible. Each section is outlined so that it is easy to follow giving the reader the dates that each book of the Bible was written, Purpose of each book and Summary. As a student of the Bible, I recommend this book in your collection.
Christian Fobian, Author of Why Christ?
Solid Book Jan 9, 2007
Dr Benware was my college professor at the Moody Bible Institute over twenty years ago. He offers a very fundamental view of the Old Testament; coming from a dispensational point of view. The book is a compilation of the notes of his college course, with the added depth and polish of many years teaching experience in addition to his personal study of the Old Testament. The book also has some charts and lists which summarize a significant amount of subject matter into an easy to understand visual presentation. Dr Benware is a talented speaker and the book reads with the ease of being in his classroom. We are currently undertaking an Old Testament survey in an adult Sunday school class and this book provides a great basis to develop the curriculum for that class. In addition to reading the Old Testament, I would recommend this book for those seeking a better understanding of the overall picture of the first 39 books of the Bible.
Recommended for conservative Christians May 26, 2004
If you are a conservative Christian you will find this an excellent survey of the New Testament books. If you are not then you will probably find difficulty with many portions of the book.
One of the things that I really liked the way the author brings the reader up to speed about the history of the area between the Old and New Testament time periods. He does an excellent job covering the rise of the Greek Period, through the Hasmonean Period, and up to the Roman Period, including the rule of the Ptolemies and Seleucids.
Throughout the book the author includes many photographs and illustrations to help the reader understand the text. He also does a good job of recounting the various theories as to why the synoptic gospels often share not only common themes but also at some points nearly the same wording. On the other hand he does not even mention the fact that there are other places where they disagree with each other. This one-sided treatment is consistent throughout the book.
In addition, some of the pictures belong more in a tourist pamphlet than a serious Bible survey book. (For example, there are pictures of places where the caption reads "traditionally", "probably", "supposed", or "believed" to be a particular site. For most of them there is no evidence of this being the actual location but even in the Middle Ages traders recognized the value of having a religiously significant location within your city. So, many "traditional" sites suddenly sprang up.) Fortunately these sorts of pictures are few in number when compared with the large number that enhances the text.
While mainstream or liberal readers will find little of any value in "Survey of the New Testament", it is recommended for conservative Christian readers who will find it a valuable resource that enhances that belief system.
Excellent conservative interpretation of the Old Testament Nov 12, 1998
An in-depth analysis of each book in the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament). Each book's authorship, date, purpose, basic outline, and summary is described. This is written from a Fundamentalist Christian viewpoint. The author believes in the inerrancy of the Bible. Thus he believes that Moses wrote Genesis, and Daniel wrote Daniel. A very fine book for fundamentalist Christians; quite unsuitable for mainline or liberals.