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Introducing the Old Testament
HARDCOVER; Published: 3/15/2018
ISBN: 978-0-8028-6790-2
560 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 7.5x9
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The newest and best Old Testament intro for university and seminary students

In this up-to-date, student-friendly text, Robert Hubbard and J. Andrew Dearman bring decades of scholarly study and classroom experience to bear as they introduce readers to the context, composition, and message of the Old Testament.

Each chapter orients readers to the Old Testament book or books under consideration, outlining historical and cultural back­ground, literary features, main characters, and structure. Throughout these discussions—of the Torah, the historical books, the prophets, and the poetry—Hubbard and Dearman also identify and trace key theological themes.

Replete with maps, illustrations, sidebars, discussion questions, and suggestions for further reading, Introducing the Old Testament will equip students to read, wrestle with, and personally engage these ancient sacred texts.


Read the Eerdword blog post "10 Reasons You Need Introducing the Old Testament in Your Classroom"
REVIEWS
Iain Provan
— Regent College
“This well-written and beautifully produced volume will be of enormous help to serious Bible readers who desire to dive deeper into their most ancient Scriptures. I commend it warmly.”
Nancy L. deClaissé-Walford
— McAfee School of Theology
“A breath of fresh air. . . . Can proudly and uniquely take its place among the Old Testament introductions in the marketplace today.”
Brent A. Strawn
— Emory University
“This highly useful and highly usable volume from two gifted teachers and first-rate scholars is readable, up-to-date, and packed with helpful features—illustrations, charts, reading questions, programmatic texts, a glossary, and much more.”
Mark J. Boda
— McMaster Divinity College
“A wise guidebook from two scholars with a balanced critical and confessional perspective who have devoted their lives to orienting students to the world, text, and relevance of the Old Testament.”
Sandra Richter
— Westmont College
“In this compilation of a lifetime of teaching and research, augmented by discussion questions and beautiful images, Robert Hubbard and Andrew Dearman offer their encyclopedic knowledge of the text of the Old Testament.”
Stephen Breck Reid
— Truett Theological Seminary
“Dearman and Hubbard have together produced a new introduction to the Old Testament with accessible prose, beautiful pictures, charts, tables, and maps that present the data in engaging ways. . . . When it comes to what I look for in an introduction, this one checks all the boxes.”
David Firth
— Trinity College Bristol
“With a winning combination of hermeneutical insight, critical awareness, and theological sensitivity, Dearman and Hubbard have produced an outstanding volume that amply fulfills the goal of introducing readers to the Old Testament. Those using this book will find themselves in the hands of skilled teachers who enable them to read the Old Testament more effectively and to appreciate its abiding significance.”

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