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Overview

The Baker Old Testament Studies Collection has been compiled to provide a comprehensive Old Testament library to all who are interested in Old Testament studies. This incredible collection from Baker Publishing Group includes vital resources for the scholar, pastor, student, and interested lay person. Explore the world of the Old Testament with four of the most prominent evangelical scholars in the field. Learn the complete history of the Hebrew people from the time of the Patriarchs to time of rebuilding under Ezra and Nehemiah with Kingdom of Priests and An Historical Survey of the Old Testament. Gain insight to the incredible vision of the Old Testament through in depth analyses of Old Testament theology with The Faith of Israel. Also, learn how to carefully teach and preach this remote subject matter to a contemporary audience. The Baker Old Testament Studies Collection intends to supply every student of the Bible with practical and insightful material for an exhaustive study of the Old Testament.

The added benefit of owning this entirely searchable electronic collection through Logos will help streamline the research and lesson planning process. With the Logos edition you get an abundance of applicable, insightful resources. You can easily research the Old Testament and access an assortment of useful resources and perspectives from a variety of pastors and theologians.

Key Features

  • Historical, theological, and exegetical surveys of the Old Testament
  • Monumental works from prominent evangelical scholars
  • Extensive footnotes and bibliographies for further study

Individual Titles

Kingdom of Priests: A History of Old Testament Israel

  • Author: Eugene H. Merrill
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 560

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

From the origins and exodus to the restoration and new hope, Kingdom of Priests offers a comprehensive introduction to the history of Old Testament Israel. Merrill explores the history of ancient Israel not only from Old Testament texts but also from the literary and archeological sources of the ancient Near East. This updated and revised second edition addresses and interacts with current debates in the history of ancient Israel, and offers an up-to-date articulation of a conservative evangelical position on historical matters. The text is accented with nearly 20 maps and charts.

In Kingdom of Priests: A History of Old Testament Israel, Eugene Merrill follows a sound methodology that uses explicitly stated and well-reasoned principles in analyzing Old Testament events. He demonstrates how the ‘facts’ of Old Testament history emerge only after sound hermeneutics that give attention to issues of style, genre, and rhetorical strategies are applied to the biblical text. Merrill provides historical background for each biblical book and period of Israel’s history and gives up-to-date information from extrabiblical sources regarding nations and rulers with whom Israel often found itself in conflict. This work is a crowning achievement of a distinguished career devoted to the study of Old Testament history and is destined to become the standard evangelical treatment of biblical history for decades to come.

Mark F. Rooker, professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Eugene Merrill’s Kingdom of Priests has served several generations of students and colleagues with distinction, so it is with delight that I welcome this second edition. Judiciously updated throughout, its most important improvement is the engagement of recent historiographical discussions, including a burgeoning literature among evangelicals. I am pleased to recommend it.

David M. Howard, dean, Center for Biblical and Theological Foundations; professor of Old Testament, Bethel Seminary

Eugene H. Merrill (PhD, Bob Jones University; PhD, Columbia University) is a distinguished professor of Old Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas, where he has taught since 1975. He is also a distinguished professor of Old Testament interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

An Historical Survey of the Old Testament

  • Author: Eugene H. Merrill
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Pages: 352

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

For more than 25 years students have used Eugene Merrill’s An Historical Survey of the Old Testament as a comprehensive but concise study of the first 39 books of the Bible. The 15 printings of the first edition attest to the enduring usefulness of his work.

Introductory material examines the nature of the Old Testament and its literary genre, recounting a history of challenges to that credibility. Subsequent chapters isolate each epoch covered by the Old Testament, from creation through the postexilic period. Hebrew words are set in linguistic context. A short review of intertestamental history is also included.

Eugene H. Merrill (PhD, Bob Jones University; PhD, Columbia University) is a distinguished professor of Old Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas, where he has taught since 1975. He is also a distinguished professor of Old Testament interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

The Faith of Israel: A Theological Survey of the Old Testament

  • Author: William J. Dumbrell
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 352

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

For years, William Dumbrell’s comprehensive survey, The Faith of Israel, has introduced students and pastors to the theological emphases of the Old Testament. Revised throughout with substantial new material, this new edition updates the book for today’s students.

Dumbrell traces the theological movement of each Old Testament book through the Hebrew canonical sequence of Law, Prophets, and Writings, “the manner in which Israel presented her faith.” He not only brings forth insightful points and themes within each book, but he also makes original and refreshing connections to themes in other Old Testament books. This in turn leads to a discussion of the theology of the entire Old Testament canon.

Dumbrell is a well-trained and highly seasoned scholar whose historical, exegetical, and theological skills are evident throughout this erudite volume. Every page has clear, careful explanations for those looking at the issues for the first time as well as cogent, well-documented arguments useful to the professional scholar. Dumbrell packs an enormous amount of theological acumen into the survey, paying constant attention to the great overall theological themes of Scripture, the individual theological details that give each passage and book their special value, and the historical-literary data. This is the very best sort of Old Testament survey—one that not only teaches facts about the Bible but also shows the purpose and meaning of what you are reading.

Douglas Stuart, professor of Old Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

All who care for high-grade canonical biblical theology should welcome Dumbrell’s magnum opus. Clear and well-informed, thoroughly abreast of current scholarship, and full of good matter economically expressed, this is equally a textbook for students, a reference book for expositors and a guidebook for thoughtful laypeople who want to take the measure of the book of God. Dumbrell does the church masterful service in these close-packed, nutritious pages.

J. I. Packer, Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology, Regent College

William J. Dumbrell (ThD, Harvard University) has taught at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia, Regent College in Vancouver, and Trinity Theological College in Singapore.

The Majesty of God in the Old Testament: A Guide for Preaching and Teaching

  • Author: Walter C. Kaiser
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 176

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In The Majesty of God in the Old Testament, Walter Kaiser demonstrates how God’s unsurpassed majesty and greatness can be captured in contemporary teaching and preaching. Kaiser accomplishes this goal by walking through an exposition of 10 great Old Testament passages that are rife with evidence of God’s majesty. He also demonstrates how various types of preparatory studies—word, historical/archaeological, thematic, Bible background, and theological—can be used to help pastors make the Old Testament more relevant to their congregations. In addition, he addresses potential problems peculiar to the preaching of the Old Testament.

Those who preach about the greatness of God do business in deep waters. This book will help all of us who read, teach, or preach to navigate those waters.

Haddon Robinson, Harold John Ockenga Distinguished Professor of Preaching; senior director of the Doctor of Ministry Program, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Hats off to Walt Kaiser for demonstrating again that, in the end, the Scriptures are about the greatness of God. Using passage after passage of the Old Testament, Kaiser reminds us that the real subject of the Bible is God himself: his marvelous person, his wisdom-filled ways, his loving will. This book will serve as a bracing theocentric tonic for all who are determined to avoid those anthropocentric treatments of Scripture that seem so prevalent today.

—Duane Litfin, president, Wheaton College

Walter C. Kaiser Jr. (PhD, Brandeis University) is president emeritus and Colman Mockler Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

The Heart of the Old Testament: A Survey of Key Theological Themes

  • Author: Ronald Youngblood
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 128

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Ronald Youngblood’s concise guide to the central themes of the Old Testament has served students for 30 years. Now this frequently used textbook is available in its new edition through Logos Bible Software. The second edition features updated text, refined arguments, and is completely searchable with your digital library.

In The Heart of the Old Testament, Youngblood demonstrates the thematic unity of the Bible by tracing the development of nine key concepts through the Old Testament and into the New: monotheism, sovereignty, election, covenant, theocracy, law, sacrifice, faith, and redemption. These concepts constitute the very heart of the Old Testament.

It would be hard to imagine a better summary of the key themes of the Old Testament than the one found in this book. Dr. Youngblood blends an extraordinary knowledge of the Old Testament with an uncanny ability to express concepts clearly. The chapters are succinct, but filled with helpful background material and theological insight. This book comes from the pen of one America’s finest Old Testament scholars.

—Herb Wolf, professor of graduate theological studies, Wheaton College Graduate School

The nine themes [addressed in The Heart of the Old Testament] are monotheism, sovereignty, election, covenant, theocracy, law, sacrifice, faith, and redemption. Dr. Ron Youngblood has achieved his purpose admirably by laying out before us the heart of the Old Testament in a careful and practical manner. I strongly recommend this book.

Kenneth Barker, general editor, NIV Study Bible

Ronald Youngblood (PhD, Dropsie College) is a professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Bethel Seminary San Diego.

Product Details

  • Title: Baker Old Testament Studies Collection
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Volumes: 5
  • Pages: 1,568