Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey (Encountering Biblical Studies)

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Biographical Note:

Bill T. Arnold (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is Paul S. Amos Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books. Bryan E. Beyer (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina, where he has taught for more than twenty-five years.

Jacket Description/Back:

This third edition of an award-winning textbook includes updated content and a new interior design. An accompanying website offers a wide array of resources for students and professors.

Other helpful features include:
– abundant images, maps, and charts–all in full color
– chapter outlines, objectives, and summaries
– study questions
– sidebars featuring primary source material, ethical and theological issues, and contemporary applications
– lists of key terms, people, and places
– further reading recommendations
– endnotes and indexes

Praise for Previous Editions

“Arnold and Beyer have produced an exciting survey of the Old Testament with the college student specifically in mind. They have masterfully designed their work with text and graphics in a way that will not only grip the student’s attention but will guide students through the material with their expert touch. I enthusiastically recommend this volume to you.”
Tremper Longman III, Westmont College

“For college students who are encountering the Old Testament for the first time, this attractively produced textbook offers a clear and helpful orientation to the world and literature of the Old Testament. The full-color photographs and maps, as well as the user-friendly charts, sidebars, and review aids, combine to invite everyone who opens this book to begin reading it immediately–a refreshing improvement over the standard textbook fare!”
Richard Schultz, Wheaton College

“The excellent scholarship represented here, along with an appealing format, make this one of the best, if not the best Old Testament introduction for first-year college students. It could hardly be more helpful.”
Elmer A. Martens, Review of Biblical Literature

Marc Notes:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of Contents:

Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
To the Professor
To the Student
1. What Is the Old Testament and Why Study It?
2. Where and When Did the Events of the Old Testament Take Place?
Part 1: Encountering the Pentateuch
3. Introduction to the Pentateuch: The Birth of God’s People
4. Genesis 1-11: The Prelude to Israel
5. Genesis 12-50: The Patriarchs: Ancestors of Israel’s Faith
6. Exodus: A Miraculous Escape
7. Leviticus: Instructions for Holy Living
8. Numbers: Failure in the Desert
9. Deuteronomy: Restoring the Covenant
Part 2: Encountering the Historical Books
10. Introduction to the Historical Books: The History of Israel’s Nationhood
11. Joshua: Conquest and Division
12. Judges and Ruth: Israel’s Moral Crisis
13. First Samuel: God Grants a King
14. Second Samuel: David’s Reign
15. First Kings: The Glory of Solomon and the Beginning of the End
16. Second Kings: The End of National Israel
17. First and Second Chronicles: A Look Back
18. Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther: A Time to Rebuild
Part 3: Encountering the Poetical Books
19. Introduction to the Poetical Books: The Literature of God’s People
20. Job: One Man’s Search for Justice
21. Psalms: The Songbook of Ancient Israel
22. Proverbs: Advice on Living in God’s World
23. Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs: Israelite Faith in Everyday Life
Part 4: Encountering the Prophets
24. Introduction to the Prophets: Voices of God’s Servants
25. Isaiah 1-39: Prophet of Judah’s Royal Court
26. Isaiah 40-66: Great Days Are Coming!
27. Jeremiah 1-20: Struggling with God’s Call
28. Jeremiah 21-52 and Lamentations: Dealing with Disaster
29. Ezekiel 1-24: Rough Days Are Coming!
30. Ezekiel 25-48: God Is Planning an Exciting Future!
31. Daniel: The Kingdom of God–Now and Forever
32. Hosea, Joel, and Amos: A Call for Repentance and a Promise for Blessing
33. Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah: God’s Plan for the Nations
34. Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi: Rebuilding a People
Epilogue: A Final Word
Glossary
Indexes

Publisher Marketing:

This new edition of a bestselling evangelical survey of the Old Testament (over 180,000 copies sold) has been thoroughly updated and features a beautiful new interior design. It is lavishly illustrated with four-color images, maps, and charts and retains the pedagogical features that have made the book so popular:

– chapter outlines, objectives, and summaries
– study questions
– sidebars featuring primary source material, ethical and theological issues, and contemporary applications
– lists of key terms, people, and places
– further reading recommendations
– endnotes and indexes

The book is supplemented by web-based resources through Baker Academic’s Textbook eSources, offering course help for professors and study aids for students.

Review Citations:
  • CBA Retailers 07/01/2015 pg. 38 (EAN 9780801049538, Hardcover)

Contributor Bio:  Arnold, Bill T
Bill T. Arnold (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is Paul S. Amos Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books, including Ancient Israel’s History, Who Were the Babylonians?, Encountering the Old Testament, Encountering the Book of Genesis, Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books, A Guide to Biblical Hebrew Syntax, and a commentary on 1 and 2 Samuel.

Contributor Bio:  Beyer, Bryan E
Bryan E. Beyer (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina, where he has taught for more than twenty-five years. He is the author of Encountering the Book of Isaiah and coeditor (with Bill Arnold) of Readings from the Ancient Near East.

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Authors: Bill T. Arnold, Bryan E. Beyer

Publisher: Baker Academic

Edition: 3

ISBN: 9780801049538, 0801049539

Publish Date: Aug 18, 2015

Binding: Hardcover

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Weight 1.52 lbs

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