Vital . . . pertaining to life; essential; of critical importance. Biblical . . . in or according to the Bible. Issues . . . a point of mater, the decision of which is of special or public importance. A dictionary can define the terms, but deciding on the proper interpretation of tough biblical passages demands skillful study and mature reflection on the Scriptures. Vital Biblical Issues: Examining Problem Passages of the Bible draws upon the insights and study of numerous evangelical scholars and writers to address difficult interpretive issues from both the Old and New Testaments. Included are articles by Merrill F. Unger, Gleason F. Archer Jr., Michael P. Green, and S. Lewis Johnson Jr. Some of the issues discussed in this volume include: --Did God curse one race of people?-- --Did the Old Testament prophesy the Virgin Birth?-- --What about the violence of the book of Psalms?-- --Should Christian women cover their heads in worship?-- Christian readers, church leaders, and pastors alike will appreciate the insights and scholarship of Vital Biblical Issues. Roy B. Zuck is Senior Professor Emeritus of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary, where he taught for twenty-three years, including seven years as Vice President for Academic Affairs. He is editor of Bibliotheca Sacra and coeditor of the widely acclaimed two-volume Bible Knowledge Commentary. He has written or edited more than seventy books on Christian education and biblical and theological topics. His books include Teaching as Paul Taught, Spirit-Filled Teaching, and Basic Bible Interpretation.