A Respected Scholar Introduces Students to the Discipline of Old Testament Studies
Hess, a trusted scholar of the Old Testament and the ancient Near East,
offers a substantial introduction to the Old Testament that is
accessibly written and informed by the latest biblical scholarship. Hess
summarizes the contents of the Old Testament, introduces the academic
study of the discipline, and helps readers understand the complex world
of critical and interpretive issues, addressing major concerns in the
critical interpretation of each Old Testament book and key texts.
volume provides a fulsome treatment for students preparing for ministry
and assumes no prior knowledge of the Old Testament. Readers will learn
how each book of the Old Testament was understood by its first readers,
how it advances the larger message of the whole Bible, and what its
message contributes to Christian belief and the Christian community.
Twenty maps, ninety photos, sidebars, and recommendations for further
study add to the book's usefulness for students. Resources for
professors are available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.