Twenty-first century scholarship offers a myriad of ways to read [these texts]. This book helps beginning students make sense of it all. from the Preface
This new isagogics textbook examines and explores each book of the Old Testament, preparing students of the Bible to read Israel s texts with understanding and insight. It helps answer questions such as What is helpful and what is detrimental to evangelical faith? and How do conservative scholars respond to critical views of the Old Testament? The book interacts with scholars in a respectful way while providing evangelical assessments that foster historical and theological confidence in the Old Testament.
Maps, diagrams, and tables
Covers every book of the Old Testament
Sections on authorship; literary features; historical, archaeological, and textual issues; theological emphases; and key biblical themes of sin and grace for each Book of the Old Testament