|Publication Date: 21 Jul 2016|
|Page Count: 448|
|Author: Robin Routledge|
|ISBN-13: 9781783594290, 9781783594887|
Old Testament Introduction
Here, Robin Routledge enables readers to engage with the text. He discusses:
? date, authorship, the writers’ intention and purpose, and significant textual issues
? key scholarly approaches to the text, including historical-critical and literary approaches
To help us comprehend and interpret the Old Testament, and so apply it to current belief and praxis, Routledge includes an overview of exegetical and hermeneutical approaches. He also offers some guidance through the maze of new treatments and terminology.
The volume provides specific introductions to the sections and books of the Old Testament, following the canonical order of the Hebrew text. In addition, Routledge notes key distinctive issues and points to sources for further study.
The author’s hope is that this volume will not only aid students but will also benefit others who want to take the Old Testament seriously, and to apply its message to the life and ministry of the church today.
‘Scholarly and lucid, Old Testament Introduction is designed especially for those who want to understand how to read the Old Testament as Christian Scripture, while doing justice to its nuances and enormous diversity. I commend it warmly.’
Gordon McConville, Professor of Old Testament Theology, University of Gloucestershire
Robin Routledge has now produced an invaluable companion volume to his highly successful Old Testament Theology. He gives a comprehensive orientation to all the dimensions of the study of the Old Testament, including canon, text, criticism and forms of interpretation, as well as an in-depth treatment of each individual book, and extensive bibliographical resources. Scholarly and lucid, it is designed especially for those who want to understand how to read the Old Testament as Christian Scripture, while doing justice to its nuances and enormous diversity. I commend it warmly.
This easy-to-read scholarly work is at just the right level for theological students and all serious pupils of the Bible.
an excellent contribution to evangelical scholarship
well-structured and an easy read