Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey
Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey

Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey

in Encountering Biblical Studies

by Bill T. Arnold and Bryan E. Beyer

Pages 560
Publisher Baker Academic
Published 2015
ISBN-13 9780801049538
This new edition of a popular evangelical survey of the Old Testament 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

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About the Series

Each volume in the Encountering Biblical Studies series is designed for classroom use and includes a number of helpful features, including a bibliography, key terms, chapter objectives, chapter outlines, sidebars, and illustrations.

  • 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


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