Item description for Survey Of The Old Testament (Expanded) by Andrew E. Hill & John H. Walton...
Overview This widely acclaimed textbook, newly expanded and redesigned, helps readers better understand the Old Testament (and the God it reveals) by exploring the literary, historical, and theological issues behind it and behind each of its books. Helpful maps, photos, timelines, and charts now in full color.
Publishers Description The purpose of studying the Old Testament is to understand God and his redemptive work more fully. However, this goal is complicated by the fact that it was transmitted through a very different language and culture from our own. A Survey of the Old Testament provides an indispensable guide for undergraduate students and other readers by exploring the literary, historical, and theological issues behind the Old Testament and its various books. For each Old Testament book, the Survey addresses background information, purpose, message, structure, and major themes. Chapters introducing each major section of the Old Testament are included, as are chapters dealing with issues of interpretation, geography, archaeology, history, formation of the Old Testament canon, and the Old Testament s relationship to the New Testament. The text is enhanced throughout by maps, photos, timelines, and charts. This full-color third edition of a widely acclaimed textbook has been expanded and redesigned in both text and graphical elements, making it even more beneficial."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 2.25" Width: 7.5" Height: 9.25" Weight: 4.9 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2009
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310280958 ISBN13 9780310280958 UPC 025986280956
Availability 0 units.
More About Andrew E. Hill & John H. Walton
Andrew E. Hill is associate professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. He commented on Song of Solomon and Obadiah in the Evangelical Commentary on the Bible, compiled Baker's Handbook of Bible Lists, and coauthored A Survey of the Old Testament. His Ph.D. degree is from the University of Michigan.
Reviews - What do customers think about Survey Of The Old Testament (Expanded)?
The Old Points To The New Nov 13, 2007
You will enjoy reading this book, it has so many writings to refresh your mind and to enlighten you on what it is all about. Sometimes we avoid it, but it is HIS Story, we say History. There is so much history here that it will bring clarity on many things you have been told. Read it for yourself and see what you have been missing.
Not worth it Oct 31, 2007
I had to purchase this book for an Old Testament class. It is very dry and not very informational. Despite my interest in the topic, I don't think I will read any of it. Normally I would keep a book like this as a shelf resource, but instead, I'll be returning it for cash back.
A Survery of the Old Testament - Second Edition Oct 22, 2007
I have found this book to be estremely informative and ehlpful in my studies. It is obvious that the authors, Andrew E. Hill and John H. Walton, really put a lot of time and effort into this work. The information it contains puts the Old Testament Scriptures into proper perspective and shows it relevance to me as a New Testament believer. I am especially delighted at how the authors present the Old Testament from the vantage point of the geographical setting, incorporating the culture of the time. Consequently, I am able to properly apply the scriptures, without compromising the context, to circumstances in my own time and culture. Two Thumbs up!!
superb work! Jan 22, 2007
This is an excellent old testament survey. Deals with historical issues, authorship issues, content and much more. Definitely a resource to educate one about the old testament writings.
I'm sorry, but I was very dissatisfied... Nov 27, 2006
I just finished this book for a college course. I admit it had a lot of useful information. But, from a Christian standpoint the authors do not take a positive or powerful enough stand on some serious issues. It's almost as if they give the unbelieving worldviews and theories too much credit. They act as if the unbelieving theories about the bible should be respected. Sure, at points in their arguments they mention (barely) in passing that they do not agree (sort of), but, they do not throw down the gauntlet and really challenge these unbelieving worldviews and seriously expose them for their weaknesses. Of course these men are wonderful scholars. But, they are supposed to be "Christian" scholars and are therefore commanded to contend for the faith. Obviously they make attempts at this in the book. However, I do not believe they did it strong enough.
If you were trying to get this book to learn as well as be edified... I would seriously try to persuade you otherwise. Not Spiritually uplifting.