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Key Themes of the Old Testament: A Survey of Major Theological Themes

Key Themes of the Old Testament: A Survey of Major Theological Themes

by David E. Graves


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Graves provides an informative and accessible read that explores the Bible, not as a survey of history, but by examining twelve interconnecting themes, including the history of the English Bible, biblical revelation, inspiration, transmission of the text, creation, sin and the human condition, protoevangelium, sovereignty of God, covenant, biblical law, Israelite worship, and the prophets. He provides an overview of what the Old Testament is all about and how it relates to the New Testament. Learn how the covenant is connected to the law and the law is related to the Old Testament sacrificial system. What has Genesis 3:15 to do with the rest of the Bible? Graves answers the kind of questions that the average reader of the Bible wants answered and not simply the answers that scholars think readers should hear.

Numerous detailed maps, charts, tables, and photographs are included illustrating the Old Testament context. Helpful breakout panes, dealing with "Quotes from Antiquity," "Moments in History," and "Facts from Archaeology," provide an interesting and informative understanding of the cultural and historical background of the Bible. A glossary defines technical terms, and extensive footnotes and the hundreds of books listed in the "For Further Study" breakout panes and bibliography, index of subjects and authors, provide an invaluable resource to readers for future study.

An engaging resource intended for laypeople who want to know more about the Old Testament, whether in seminary courses, college classrooms, church groups or personal study.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478122692
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/21/2013
Series: Key Themes of the Bible , #1
Pages: 370
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

DAVID E. GRAVES (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen) has been involved in teaching the Bible and archaeology for more than thirty-five years and is currently an Assistant Professor at Liberty University Online, Rawlings School of Divinity. He is one of the worlds leading experts on Sodom. He has taught archaeology at Oxford University, England; provided tours of the Ashmolean and British Museums; traveled extensively in the Middle East; and been involved in Mount Ararat research. He is currently a supervisor at the Shiloh excavations, Israel and was part of the team who discovered and excavated the Dead Sea Scroll cave Q12 near Qumran, Israel (Jan 2017) and Tall el-Hammam (Sodom?), Jordan (2005-2015); and is a member of the Near East Archaeological Society (NEAS). He is the author of The Seven Messages of Revelation and Vassal Treaties: Literary Genre, Structure, and Function; Key Themes of the Old Testament and the New Testament; The Location of Sodom; and has authored a number of articles on the Bible and archaeology.

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