Old Testament Survey: The Message, Form, and Background of the Old Testament / Edition 2

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This standard textbook on the background, content, and message of the Old Testament is now thoroughly revised and updated and takes full account of new research in the field of Old Testament studies. This second edition features a new chapter on archaeology and the Old Testament by Robert E. Cooley, and other key chapters have been updated and expanded by leading scholars in the field of biblical studies--Leslie C. Allen, John E. Hartley, Robert L. Hubbard Jr., William B. Nelson Jr., Nancy Heidebrecht, and John E. McKenna.
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Religious Studies Review
A thoroughly up-to-date introduction for evangelically oriented seminary and college students.... The volume is filled with photographs, maps, charts, etc., that will prove extremely useful to the student.... Extensive bibliographies and notes lead the reader into scholarly discussion.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802837882
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 860
  • Sales rank: 263,769
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.54 (h) x 2.05 (d)

Meet the Author

William Sanford LaSor(1911-1991) was the professor emeritus of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

David Allan Hubbard (1928-1996) was president emeritus and professor emeritus of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

Frederic William Bush is Senior Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

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Table of Contents

  1. Part One: The Torah

  2. The Pentateuch
  3. Genesis: Primeval Prologue
  4. Genesis: Patriarchal History
  5. Exodus: Historical Background
  6. Exodus: Message
  7. Leviticus
  8. Numbers
  9. Deuteronomy
  10. Part Two: The Prophets

  11. The Former Prophets
  12. Joshua
  13. Judges
  14. Birth of the Monarchy (1 Sam. 1:1-2 Sam. 5:10)
  15. Israel's Golden Age: David and Solomon (2 Sam. 5:11-1 Kgs. 11:43)
  16. Divided Monarchy (1 Kgs. 12:1-2 Kgs. 18:12)
  17. Judah Alone (2 Kgs. 18-25)
  18. Prophets and Prophecy
  19. Hebrew Poetry
  20. Amos
  21. Hosea
  22. Micah
  23. Isaiah: Background
  24. Isaiah: Message
  25. Zephaniah, Nahum, and Habakkuk
  26. Jeremiah
  27. Ezekiel
  28. Obadiah and Joel
  29. Jonah
  30. Haggai
  31. Zechariah
  32. Malachi
  33. Part Three: The Writings

  34. Introduction to the Writings
  35. Psalms
  36. Wisdom Literature
  37. Proverbs
  38. Job
  39. Ecclesiastes
  40. The Song of Songs
  41. Ruth
  42. Lamentations
  43. The Scroll of Esther
  44. The Chronicler's Perspective
  45. Ezra-Nehemiah
  46. Daniel
  47. Part Four: The Background

  48. The Authority of the Old Testament for Christians
  49. Revelation and Inspiration
  50. The Concept of Canon
  51. Formation of the Old Testament
  52. Geography
  53. The Chronological Puzzle
  54. Archaeology
  55. Messianic Prophecy

For Further Reading
General Bibliography

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  • Posted February 15, 2010

    Good Old Testament information.

    I got this for my on-line class and I used it ALL of the time. We do essays with every lesson and this book was so helpful plus having Biblical references so that more indepth search could be done.

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