The Bible

Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey College

Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey, authored by Bill T. Arnold and Bryan E. Beyer, set out a comprehensive analysis of theological theories, while exploring the themes of the Pentateuch, the Historical books, the Poetics and the Prophets. They present interpretation theories such as the neo-orthodox and evangelical and pinpoint differences and controversial subjects among Christian bible scholars. Hebrew culture, language, literature and people are examined. They also stress the sanctity of the scriptures as the inspired Word of God, the importance of the Old Testament and the Old Testament's place as part of the Christian canon. The text states that the Old Testament both reflects and complements the New Testament. By delving into authorship issues, historical context, and particular messages of the OT books, students get a clearer understanding of the background, key people, geographic points, and archaeological findings to facilitate a divine encounter through the study of the Word of God. Each of the four sections is prefaced by a collective treatment of the commonly themed books, dealing with shared characteristics, objectives, summaries, definitions and suggestions for further readings. Far from calling...

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