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Introducing the Old Testament

A Short Guide to Its History and Message
Tremper Longman III
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A quick, on-the-ground guide to the Old Testament of the Bible.

This rich and practical handbook—an abridged edition of the bestselling book An Introduction to the Old Testament—makes Old Testament scholarship accessible to the everyday reader.

Renowned Bible scholar Tremper Longman III gathers the best in historical research and literary analysis to lead you through each book of the Old Testament—from Genesis to Malachi. Most significantly, Longman explores the meaning of each book in light of its cultural setting.

Features include:

  • A chapter on each book of the Old Testament with orientating data on what that book is about, key points to understand, when and why it was written, and references to key passages.
  • A section in each chapter about how that book of the Bible anticipates the Gospel.
  • End-of-chapter questions for group discussion or personal reflection.
  • A bibliography of further resources.

Introducing the Old Testament makes the words, history, and culture of biblical times come alive for readers. Laypersons as well as church leaders will gain 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.

  • Product Details
  • Page Count: 192
  • Format: Softcover
  • ISBN: 9780310291480
  • Release: July 8, 2012