A clear and eloquent introductory study of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.
Before delving into advanced study about any topic, an understanding of the topic’s foundation is a necessary first step. The Old Testament by Richard D. Nelson provides such groundwork for biblical study with a clear and eloquent introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. Using scholarly consensus and current research with numerous examples, this important resource is designed to equip readers with the knowledge and skills needed to read, interpret, and benefit from the text within their own framework. The book also provides discussion on controversial biblical topics such as violence, sexuality, and slavery using a balanced approach.