This book has become a standard text in seminary and university classrooms. The
purpose of this second edition is to help readers come to a critically informed
understanding of the Old Testament as the church's scripture. This book introduces
the Old Testament both as a witness of ancient Israel and as a witness to the church
and synagogue through the generations of those who have passed these texts on as
The authors of this volume share a commitment to
the interpretation of the Old Testament as a central resource for the life of the
church today. At the same time, they introduce the Old Testament witness in a
manner that honors the importance of biblical scholarship in helping students engage
the variety of theological voices within the Old Testament.
edition gives special attention to deepening and broadening theological
interpretations by including, for example, issues related to gender, race, and
class. It also includes more detailed maps and charts for student use.
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Published December 1, 2011
by Abingdon Press.
Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference.