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Old Testament Today, 2nd Edition

A Journey from Ancient Context to Contemporary Relevance
John H. Walton (Author) , Andrew E. Hill (Author)
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This proven Old Testament text with a wealth of full-color images helps readers connect the world of the Old Testament with today's world. Old Testament Today, 2nd Edition, newly revised, includes a book-by-book survey, new maps and graphics, and other updates throughout.

Unique among Old Testament surveys, Old Testament Today, 2nd Edition not only provides an orientation to the world of the Old Testament, but also builds a bridge between the original audience and modern readers, demonstrating why the ancient message is important for faith and life today. It goes beyond basic content to help students understand what the Scriptures mean and how to apply them personally.

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; and (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.

About the Authors

John H. Walton (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is professor emeritus of Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Old Testament Today, with Andrew E. Hill; volumes on Job and Genesis in the NIV Application Commentary series; the six-volume Lost World series; and Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology. He was also coeditor, with Craig Keener, of the ECPA 2017 Bible of the Year winner, the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible.

Andrew E. Hill (PhD, University of Michigan) is professor emeritus of Old Testament studies at Wheaton College in Illinois. He has contributed to or authored several books, including Old Testament Today, with John Walton; The Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary, with Gary M. Burge; and 1 and 2 Chronicles in the NIV Application Commentary series. He has contributed to several academic journals including Hebrew Annual Review, Journal of Biblical Literature, and Vetus Testamentum.

Table of Contents

1. Orientation Fundamentals

2. The Pentateuch

3. Old Testament Narrative

4. Prophets and Prophetic Literature

5. Wisdom and Psalms

6. Epilogue



  • Product Details
  • Page Count: 480
  • Format: Hardcover, Printed Caseside
  • ISBN: 9780310498209
  • Release: February 11, 2014
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