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A Biblical Survey of the Old Testament: A Brief and Concise Guide to Understanding the Old Testament

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This brief and concise study of the Old Testament will cover, systematically, the history of the ancient world out of which our thirty-nine books of the Old Testament emerge. This Old Testament introduction deals with matters of language, customs, historical situations, persons, places, and events alluded to in the various books of the Bible. This examination will deal specifically with the Hebrew and Aramaic languages - the study of these languages will help one understand the Biblical meaning of these words in ...
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Overview

This brief and concise study of the Old Testament will cover, systematically, the history of the ancient world out of which our thirty-nine books of the Old Testament emerge. This Old Testament introduction deals with matters of language, customs, historical situations, persons, places, and events alluded to in the various books of the Bible. This examination will deal specifically with the Hebrew and Aramaic languages - the study of these languages will help one understand the Biblical meaning of these words in their context. This Biblical survey will examine the history of the Hebrew people, their pagan surroundings, and the religion and culture of the other non-Hebrew people groups. This survey will investigate the authorship of several books in the Old Testament Canon, because, the authorship reflects and relates to the reliability of the ancient text. This concise guide will examine the dates of some books of the Old Testament since the dates will clue us in on the cultural issues at that time related to the people of God. This survey will investigate the specific historical settings in which the authors spoke on God's behalf. Also, this examination of the Old Testament, will cover some facts about Textual Criticism. This methodology of recovering the Old Testament text to its pure original form, helps erase many transcription errors that have crept into our ancient texts. In addition to this, and lastly, this brief and concise study will look at the history of the transmission of the texts. We will investigate the way the original autographs were copied into other languages and various manuscripts families. Although by no means an exhaustive investigation, this survey will give one a brief and concise understanding of our Old Testament Bible.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781470109332
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012
  • Pages: 104
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles C. Lantz, M.A, Ph.D. has been an ordained minister for over 20 years, he has ministry experience in college and youth ministry, and has been involved in several mission outreaches overseas to Europe in Ireland, Germany, England, Holland, and Norway, as well as outreaches in South America to the Capital of Brazil, Rio De Janerio. Lantz graduated from Western Michigan University in 1986, with a Bachelor's of Science degree. While attending WMU he became very involved in student ministry, campus evangelism, and desired to serve the Lord Jesus Christ on a full-time basis ministering primarily to college and university students. In 1991, Lantz enrolled in Covington Theological Seminary, Georgia. He earned the Master of Ministry degree, and then went on to study theology and earned the Master of Theology degree. From there he enrolled in a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies where every book of the Old and New Testaments were studied in detail. He graduated from Trinity Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies in the summer of 1994. He is fascinated with the Old Testament Panorama from Genesis all the way to Malachi, the last Old Testament prophetic book. He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) in Religious Studies from International Seminary in 1998.
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