The World and the Word: An Introduction to the Old Testament

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B&H Publishing Group, Jul 5, 2011 - Religion - 560 pages

The World and the Word is a fresh introduction to the Old Testament driven largely by the fact that so much Christian preaching and teaching today increasingly ignores what is eighty percent of the Bible. Authors Eugene Merrill, Mark Rooker, and Michael Grisanti work through the world and text of the Old Testament always making three major points: 

• The Old Testament is a rich source of theology and doctrine that is presupposed by the New Testament. Without it, Christian theology would be seriously deficient. 

• Mastery of the Old Testament is crucial to an understanding of the New Testament. 

• The Old Testament offers, by teaching and example, practical principles of belief and behavior for contemporary times. Who God was and what He did then can be replicated in the lives of men and women today. 

Separating the verifiable biblical and extra-biblical data from the various interpretations of that same information, the book further shows how the Old Testament forms the platform and matrix from which sprang the life, ministry, and teachings of Jesus and the church. The World and the Word will help students see an entry point into the very heart and design of God who loves them and wishes to make them the special object of His grace.

 

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Contents

THE WORLD OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
13
The Cultural World of the Old Testament
41
THE TExT OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
73
The Canonicity of the Old Testament
93
The Transmission and Textual Criticism of the Old Testament
108
APPROACHES TO THE STUDY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
123
The Present State of Old Testament Scholarship
149
THE PENTATEUCH
163
The Book of Obadiah
439
The Book of Jonah
445
The Book of Micah
453
The Book of Nahum
459
The Book of Habakkuk
465
The Book of Zephaniah
472
The Book of Haggai
478
The Book of Zechariah
483

The Book of Exodus
190
The Book of Leviticus
217
The Book of Numbers
232
The Book of Deuteronomy
251
THE HISTORICAL BOOKS
271
The Book of Judges
288
The Books of 1 and 2 Samuel
307
The Books of 1 and 2 Chronicles
330
The Book of EzraNehemiah
343
THE PROPHETIC BOOKS
361
The Book of Isaiah
367
The Book of Jeremiah
380
The Book of Ezekiel
394
The Book of Daniel
405
The Book of Hosea
414
The Book of Joel
423
The Book of Amos
430
The Book of Malachi
490
THE POETIC BOOKS
495
The Book of Job
500
The Book of Psalms
512
The Book of Proverbs
527
The Book of Ecclesiastes
539
Song of Songs
547
The Book of Lamentations
555
Epilogue
561
Name Index
563
Subject Index
573
Scripture Index
583
Maps
607
The Tribal Allotments of Israel
608
The NeoAssyrian Empire Map 4 The Kingdom of David and Solomon United Kingdom Map 5 The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah Divided Kingdom...
614
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About the author (2011)

Dr. Eugene Merrill is distinguished professor of Old Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and distinguished professor of Old Testament interpretation at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. With degrees from Bob Jones University (Old Testament studies), New York University (Jewish studies), and Columbia University (Middle Eastern studies), Merrill is considered among the most outstanding Old Testament scholars in the United States today.

Michael A. Grisanti is professor of Old Testament at The Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, California.

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