The gospel story begins in Torah. What culminates at Golgotha starts with the rebellion in the garden. The Torah's story can be framed as a question: How will the word of God overcome the human revolution?
Torah Story offers a student-friendly introduction to the redemptive narrative housed in the first five books of the Bible. Every main chapter introduces a section of Torah with attention to its basic structure.
This is followed by another look at how this portion of Torah connects to the rest of the Christian Bible.
The dynamic design includes opportunities in every chapter to make the most of Torah study including:
- Helps for getting started (focus questions, key terms, outline)
- An interactive workshop with challenge questions and advanced questions
- Suggestions for research projects
- Next steps for further study
A refreshingly new approach to the Torah--neither an introduction nor a commentary--Torah Story provides an apprenticeship on the Old Testament's first five books. But it also provides a model of how to read Scripture intertextually with an eye to the New Testament gospels. It leaves no doubt as to the overarching unity of the message and composition of the Pentateuch. The second edition is streamlined and simplified throughout, with updated examples and new sidebars and imagery.
About the Author
Gary Edward Schnittjer is Distinguished Professor of Old Testament in the School of Divinity at Cairn University. He is author of Torah Story and Old Testament Use of Old Testament.