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What Makes "Old Testament Today" Unique? It's For Today and It's Got Great Visuals

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Among the choices for Old Testament surveys, what makes John Walton's and Andrew Hill's newly revised Old Testament Today (2nd Edition) unique and distinct? According to Hill, it's for today and it's got great visuals!

In the video below, Hill describes how their textbook on the Hebrew Scriptures is for Today, an important, deliberate title word that signals that the authors recognize the importance of connecting the ancient message to the modern world.

It's also a highly visual book. There are a wide array of charts and graphs, maps and illustrations to help enrich the experience of students as they learn the Old Testament.

Taking readers progressively through the Old Testament, this text:

  1. Presents the details of the content, focusing on the story line, historical background, and literary information that address the original setting and audience
  2. Focuses on theology perspectives and on issues of the author's purpose and the universal message of the text, building a bridge between the original audience and today's audience
  3. Develops an understanding of the relevance of the Old Testament writings to today's Christian, showing how they can be applied in personal faith and practice.

If you are searching for an Old Testament survey for you or your next class, watch Dr. Hill explain how their book will distinctly benefit your teaching, and your students learning experience.

(Can't see the video? Watch it, here)

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