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Old Testament Today: A Journey from Ancient Context to Contemporary Relevance, 2nd ed.


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This proven Old Testament text with a wealth of full-color images helps readers connect the world of Old Testament with today's world. Old Testament Today, 2nd Edition: A Journey from Ancient Context to Contemporary Relevance is unique among Old Testament surveys. This newly revised edition is organized by book, includes a new structure that more clearly describes the content and introduces each book.

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Old Testament Today, 2nd Edition: A Journey from Ancient Context to Contemporary Relevance not only provides an orientation to the world of the Old Testament but also builds a bridge between the original audience and modern readers, demonstrating why the ancient message is important for faith and life today. It goes beyond basic content to help students understand what the Scriptures mean and how to apply them personally.

The image-rich full-color design gives Old Testament Today, 2nd ed. a strong visual appeal. A wide array of charts, sidebars, illustrations, photos, and supplemental materials complement the body of the text, helping students to easily comprehend the literature, theology, and history of the Old Testament. Taking readers progressively through the Old Testament, this text:

  • presents the details of the content, focusing on the story line, historical background, and literary information that address the original setting and audience
  • focuses on theology perspectives and on issues of the author's purpose and the universal message of the text, building a bridge between the original audience and today's audience
  • develops an understanding of the relevance of the Old Testament writings to today's Christian, showing how they can be applied in personal faith and practice
  • 1. Orientation Fundamentals
  • 2. The Pentateuch
  • 3. Old Testament Narrative
  • 4. Prophets and Prophetic Literature
  • 5. Wisdom and Psalms
  • 6. Epilogue
  • Appendix
  • Glossary

In the Logos edition, this valuable volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English Bible translations, and important terms link to a wealth of other resources in your digital library, including tools for original languages, dictionaries, encyclopedias, commentaries, and theology texts. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

John H. Walton (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Chronological and Background Charts of the Old Testament; Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context; Covenant: God’s Purpose, God’s Plan; The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament; and A Survey of the Old Testament.

Andrew E. Hill (PhD, University of Michigan) is professor of Old Testament studies at Wheaton College in Illinois. He is the coauthor with John Walton of A Survey of the Old Testament and the author of Malachi in the Anchor Bible commentary series. His articles have appeared in such scholarly publications as Hebrew Annual Review, Journal of Biblical Literature, and Vetus Testamentum.


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