At last, an introduction to the Old Testament that not only covers all the key components of most OT courses but also helps students to think for themselves about key issues of interpretation.Built on decades of studying and teaching the Old Testament, this introduction is unusual in setting out background information, noting interpretative possibilities, raising questions and suggesting approaches. It operates more like a workbook, with the aim of encouraging students to investigate the Old Testament, both critically and prayerfully, for themselves.
John Goldingay is Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary and an associate pastor at St Barnabas Episcopal Church, Pasadena, California. Formerly Principal of St John's College, Nottingham, he is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Society for Old Testament Study, and serves on the Task Force on Biblical Interpretation in the Anglican Communion and the editorial board for the Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies.
PrefacePart 1: IntroductionPart 2: The TorahPart 3: The ProphetsPart 4: The WritingsPart 5: Looking Back Over the Whole