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Introduction to Old Testament Theology: A Canonical Approach [Paperback]

By John H. Sailhamer (Author)
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The author's purpose for Introduction to Old Testament Theology is to show how different approaches to the Old Testament can be brought together into a single theology. The author develops his own distinctive approach which he calls canonical theology.

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CONTENTS Part 1: INTRODUCTION Chapter 1 Introduction PART 2: THE METHODOLOGY OF OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY Chapter 2 Methodology Chapter 3 Text or Event Chapter 4 Criticism or Canon Chapter 5 Descriptive or Confessional Chapter 6 Diachronic or Synchronic PART 3: A CANONICAL THEOLOGY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT Chapter 7 A proposal for a Canonical Theology APPENDICES Appendix A The Mosaic Law and the Theology of the Pentateuch Appendix B Compositional Strategies in the Pentatuech Appendix C The Narrative World of Genesis Appendix D 1 Chronicles 21:16: A study in Inter-Biblical Interpretation

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Studio: Zondervan
Pages   332
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.08" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.84"
Weight:   1.05 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 14, 1999
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
ISBN  0310232023  
ISBN13  9780310232025  
UPC  025986232023  

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More About John H. Sailhamer

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! John H. Sailhamer is professor of Old Testament at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Brea, California and was formerly senior professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.. His other works include An Introduction to Old Testament Theology and The NIIV Compact Bible Commentary.

John H. Sailhamer has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Expositor's Bible Commentary (Revised)
  2. NIV Compact
  3. Zondervan Quick-Reference Library

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Very Scholarly Old Testament Theology  Apr 19, 2005
This book is for those who want an OT theology that is very detailed, highly-technical, and painstakingly exegetical. Sailhamer's book is not like the other OT theology books (e.g., Brevard Childs, Walter Kaiser, Eugene Merrill and Roy Zuck, Ralph Smith, and Bruce Waltke) that deal primarily with themes, messages, and ideas of the OT. The book is primarily hermeneutical and methodological (in fact, the major portion of the book [pp. 29-194] deals with methodology!). If one is looking for a thematical OT theology this book is not for you (try Kaiser, Smith, or Waltke). However, this is an excellent book for those who like to get into the nitty-gritty of OT exegesis and theological methodology. It is a difficult book to read so this book isn't for those who like to cruise through a book.
Great Treatment of Old Testament Theological Method  Aug 9, 2004
This book is one of my all-time favorites in Old Testament theology. Sailhamer is one of the most creative in interesting conservative Old Testament theologians writing today.

This book essentially covers everything you might wish to know about the different ways Old Testament Theology has been done. Sailhamer deftly arranges his discussion of all the different ways to do Old Testament theology through the different options of "text or event," "criticism or canon," "descriptive or confesional," and "diachronic or synchronic." he charts how different theologians have approached these four central choices on how to do Old Testament Theology. Sailhamer concludes his book by offering a proposal that is text-centered, cannonical, confessional and uses both diachronic and synchronic structures as the situation may warrant.

Even if one disagrees with Sailhamer's proposal (I find it brilliant), this book is an essential read for those interested in Old Testament Theology. The historical and methodological overview is superb, the proposal clear and articulate and the apendicies are fascinating explorations in Old Testament theological and textual studies.

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