By Andrew E. Hill
The aim of learning the previous testomony is to appreciate God and his redemptive paintings extra totally. even though, this aim is complex through the truth that it used to be transmitted via a truly varied language and tradition from our personal. A Survey of the previous testomony offers an essential consultant for undergraduate scholars and different readers through exploring the literary, old, and theological matters in the back of the outdated testomony and its a number of books. for every outdated testomony publication, the Survey addresses heritage details, objective, message, constitution, and significant subject matters. Chapters introducing each one significant portion of the previous testomony are integrated, as are chapters facing problems with interpretation, geography, archaeology, historical past, formation of the previous testomony canon, and the previous Testament’s dating to the recent testomony. The textual content is improved all through through maps, photographs, timelines, and charts. This full-color 3rd variation of a broadly acclaimed textbook has been multiplied and redesigned in either textual content and graphical components, making it much more priceless.
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In addition, knowing God is accomplished by experiencing his attributes. Being able to list God’s attributes is but a first step. What must be achieved is that his attributes become the framework of our worldview. By this we mean that our perspective on ourselves, our society, our world, our history, our conduct, our decisions—everything—should be knit together by an informed and integrated view of God. The Old Testament’s objective is not transformed lives, though knowing God should transform one’s life.
Unlike Egypt, Mesopotamia had no natural barriers protecting the region from outside influence and invasion. The city-state cultures of Sumer and Akkad were responsible for spreading early civilization northward along the river basins. Northern Mesopotamia was the homeland of Israelite origins in that the Hebrew patriarchs lived in the area of Haran in Paddan-Aram between the Tigris and Euphrates. Abraham is identified as an Amorite (Ezek. 16:3), and sometime later Jacob sojourned among Amorite kinfolk in Paddan-Aram (Gen.
Gaebelein ETSMS Evangelical Theological Society Monograph Series EvBC Everyman’s Bible Commentary FOTL Forms of Old Testament Literature Series HER Hermeneia Commentary Series HSM Harvard Semitic Monograph Series HTR Harvard Theological Review IB Interpreter’s Bible IBT Interpreting Biblical Texts Series ICC International Critical Commentary IDB Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible ISBE International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, rev. , ed. G. W. Bromiley ITC International Theological Commentary JANES Journal of the Ancient Near East Society JBL Journal of Biblical Literature JBLMS Journal of Biblical Literature Monograph Series JETS Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society JSOT Journal for the Study of the Old Testament JSOTSS Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series MT Masoretic Text NAC New American Commentary NCBC New Century Bible Commentary NIB New Interpreter’s Bible NIBC New International Biblical Commentary NICOT New International Commentary on the Old Testament NIV New International Version NIVAC NIV Application Commentary NRSV New Revised Standard Version OTG Old Testament Guides OTL Old Testament Library Commentary Series RB Révue Biblique RefTR Reformed Theological Review SBL Society of Biblical Literature SBLDS Society of Biblical Literature Dissertation Series SBLMS Society of Biblical Literature Monograph Series SBT Studies in Biblical Theology TB Tyndale Bulletin TIC Text and Interpretation Commentary Series TDOT Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament TOTC Tyndale Old Testament Commentary VT Vetus Testamentum WBC Word Biblical Commentary WCC Word Communicator’s Commentary WEC Wycliffe Exegetical Commentary ZAW Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentlishe Wissenschaft PREFACE Why study the Old Testament?
A Survey of the Old Testament by Andrew E. Hill