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Introducing the Old Testament

A Short Guide to Its History and Message
Tremper Longman III
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An abridged edition of the bestselling book An Introduction to the Old Testament, this rich guide makes Old Testament scholarship accessible to the average reader. Renowned Bible scholar Tremper Longman III gathers the best in historical research and literary analysis to lead the reader through each book of the Old Testament. Most significantly, Longman explores the meaning of each book in light of its cultural setting. Abbreviated chapters highlight key research discoveries, ensuring that the information is both significant and manageable. Including questions at the end of each chapter for group discussion or personal reflection, Introducing the Old Testament makes the words, history, and culture of biblical times come alive for readers. Laypersons as well as church leaders will take away a solid understanding of the historical background and theological message of the Old Testament and be inspired to apply biblical truths to their lives.

About the Author

Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is a distinguished scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He is on the advisory council of the BioLogos Foundation, and is the Old Testament editor for the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary and general editor for the Story of God Bible Commentary Old Testament, and has authored many articles and books on the Psalms and other Old Testament books.

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  • General
  • Chapter 1 - Thinking about the Study of the Old Testament
  • Chapter 2 - The Book of Genesis
  • Chapter 3 - The Book of Exodus
  • Chapter 4 - The Book of Leviticus
  • Chapter 5 - The Book of Numbers
  • Chapter 6 - The Book of Deuteronomy
  • Chapter 7 - The Book of Joshua
  • Chapter 8 - The Book of Judges
  • Chapter 9 - The Book of Ruth
  • Chapter 10 - The Book of Samuel
  • Chapter 11 - The Book of Kings
  • Chapter 12 - The Book of Chronicles
  • Chapter 13 - The Book of Ezra-Nehemiah
  • Chapter 14 - The Book of Esther
  • Chapter 15 - The Book of Job
  • Chapter 16 - The Book of Psalms
  • Chapter 17 - The Book of Proverbs
  • Chapter 18 - The Book of Ecclesiastes
  • Chapter 19 - The Book of Song of Songs
  • Chapter 20 - The Book of Isaiah
  • Chapter 21 - The Book of Jeremiah
  • Chapter 22 - The Book of Lamentations
  • Chapter 23 - The Book of Ezekiel
  • Chapter 24 - The Book of Daniel
  • Chapter 25 - The Book of Hosea
  • Chapter 26 - The Book of Joel
  • Chapter 27 - The Book of Amos
  • Chapter 28 - The Book of Obadiah
  • Chapter 29 - The Book of Jonah
  • Chapter 30 - The Book of Micah
  • Chapter 31 - The Book of Nahum
  • Chapter 32 - The Book of Habakkuk
  • Chapter 33 - The Book of Zephaniah
  • Chapter 34 - The Book of Haggai
  • Chapter 35 - The Book of Zechariah
  • Chapter 36 - The Book of Malachi
  • Product Details
  • Page Count: 192
  • Format: Softcover
  • ISBN: 9780310291480
  • Release: July 8, 2012