Item description for Popular Survey Of The Old Testament-Softcover by Norman L. Geisler...
Overview Well illustrated with photos, charts, and maps, and written in an easy, informal style, this survey will be enjoyed by all Christians who want to enrich their understanding of Old Testament people and events. Along with the cultural and historical background of each Old Testament book, the themes of the various groups of Old Testament books are discussed.
Publishers Description The world of the Old Testament can seem hard to understand, especially for people living in times and places so far removed from the ancient Middle East. "A Popular Survey of the Old Testament" is designed to help Christians enrich their understanding of Old Testament people and events. Illustrated with colored photos, charts, and maps this accessible survey will enrich one's Biblical reading and understanding. (65)
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Studio: Baker Academic
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Apr 5, 2012
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0801036844 ISBN13 9780801036842
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More About Norman L. Geisler
Dr. Norman Geisler, PhD, is a prolific author, veteran professor, speaker, lecturer, traveler, philosopher, apologist, evangelist, and theologian. To those who ask, "Who is Norm Geisler?" some have suggested, "Well, imagine a cross between Thomas Aquinas and Billy Graham and you're not too far off."
Norm has authored/coauthored over 80 books and hundreds of articles. He has taught theology, philosophy, and apologetics on the college or graduate level for over 50 years. He has served as a professor at some of the finest Seminaries in the United States, including Trinity Evangelical Seminary, Dallas Seminary, and Southern Evangelical Seminary. He now lends his talents to Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Murrieta, California, as the Distinguished Professor of Apologetics.
Norman has been married for 57 years (as of 2013) to wife Barbara Jean, graduate of Fort Wayne Bible College (Taylor University)
Dr. and Mrs. Geisler have six children, fifteen grandchildren, and three great grandchildren
SPANISH BIO: Norman Geisler (PhD, Loyola University) es presidente del Seminario Evangelico del Sur y autor de mas de cincuenta libros, entre los que se destacan Decide For Yourself, Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics y When Skeptics Ask. Fue tambien coeditor de Is Your Church Ready? Un libro asociado a Quien creo a Dios?
Norman L. Geisler currently resides in Weddington, in the state of North Carolina.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Popular Survey Of The Old Testament-Softcover?
Excellent Introduction to the Old Testament Mar 23, 2007
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book during my seminary days and plan to use the book for a class I will teach as an adjunct instructor at a local community college.
The book is succinct, contains valuable information, and is very reasonably priced (certainly compared to educational publishing authors who sometimes have a decidedly more secular worldview).
The book's basic format is as follows for each Old Testament book:
1. Introductory information. 2. Who wrote the book. 3. When, why, to whom was the book written. 4. Doctrinal and Christological purpose of the book. 5. What the book is about. 6. Basic content of the book with a focus on particular chapters. 7. Study questions at the end of the chapter.
The book will help anyone who wants an introduction to the Old Testament instead of an intensive detailed study. Again, the price is also very reasonable compared to other publishers.
Read and enjoy. Highly recommended!
Excellent, Christological, Apologetical and thorough survey Dec 3, 1998
I have a couple of Old Testament survey books and have seen many but this is definitely the best one of them all. Dr. Geisler approaches the Old Testament from a uniquely Christ-centered point of view. The whole ouline of his survey is based on Christ the substance of the OT shadows. He divides the OT in mainly 4 parts, the books of the Law: The foundation for Christ. The books of History: The preparation for Christ. The Books of Poetry: THe aspiration for Christ and the books of Prophecy the expectation of Christ. He follows the same excellent system of studying each book starting with the author (here he uses his excellent apologetics skills), then when they were written, to whom and also the historical, doctrinal and Christological purpose of the book. Thereafter he divides the book into main parts and begin his systematic survey of it. I highly recommend this book to any Bible student and also to the average Christian seeking to obtain a good understanding of the OT and it's message for us today.