The newest and best Old Testament intro for university and seminary students
In this up-to-date, student-friendly text, Robert Hubbard and J. Andrew Dearman bring decades of scholarly study and classroom experience to bear as they introduce readers to the context, composition, and message of the Old Testament.
Each chapter orients readers to the Old Testament book or books under consideration, outlining historical and cultural background, literary features, main characters, and structure. Throughout these discussions—of the Torah, the historical books, the prophets, and the poetry—Hubbard and Dearman also identify and trace key theological themes.
Replete with maps, illustrations, sidebars, discussion questions, and suggestions for further reading, Introducing the Old Testament will equip students to read, wrestle with, and personally engage these ancient sacred texts.
About the Author
Robert L. Hubbard Jr. is professor emeritus of biblical literature at North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, general editor of the New International Commentary on the Old Testament series, and author of the award-winning NICOT volume on Ruth.
J. Andrew Dearman is professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary, associate dean at Fuller's regional campus in Houston, Texas, and author of the NICOT volume on Hosea.