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Old Testament for Everyone Series (11 vols.)
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Old Testament for Everyone Series (11 vols.)

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Overview

Following on the heels of the successful New Testament for Everyone commentaries by acclaimed scholar and author N. T. Wright, Logos is pleased to announce the first volumes in the all new Old Testament for Everyone Bible commentary series.

John Goldingay, an internationally respected Old Testament scholar, authors this ambitious series and addresses the texts in such a way that even the most challenging passages are explained simply and concisely. Perfect for daily devotions, Sunday school prep, or brief visits with the Bible, the Old Testament for Everyone series is an excellent resource for the modern lay reader.

With Logos Bible Software, this series is completely searchable, with Scripture passages appearing on mouseover, as well as being linked to your favorite Bible translation in your library. This makes these texts more powerful and easier to access than ever before for scholarly work or personal Bible study. With Logos’ advanced features, you can delve into your study like never before.

Complete the For Everyone series with the New Testament for Everyone Series (18 vols.).

Key Features

  • Offers a fresh translation of 19 Old Testament books
  • Provides background information on each book
  • Discusses the text’s contemporary relevance

Praise for the Print Edition

The Old Testament for Everyone is designed so that biblical faith can engage the deepest hopes, deepest fears, and deepest hungers in our society. Such engagement requires precisely an interpreter like John Goldingay who brings to the task his great learning, his deep passion for faith, his informed imagination, and his attentiveness to contemporary life. This series will be an important and compelling resource for obedient thinking and joyous living.

Walter Brueggemann, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary

No other commentary series comes even close.

The Christian Century

Goldingay writes for everyone as a master teacher, pastor, and friend. Scholarship comes across as common sense in his explanations and surprising translations.

Pamela Scalise, associate professor of Old Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary Northwest

These down-to-earth presentations, often illuminated by contemporary images and illustrations, probe the theological dimensions of the text with insight and offer reflections that can richly inform faith and life.

Terence E. Fretheim, Elva B. Lowell Professor of Old Testament, Luther Seminary

This series is truly for everyone who wants to grow in his or her understanding of the Old Testament.

Tremper Longman III, Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College

Individual Titles

Genesis for Everyone, Part 1: Chapters 1–16

  • Author: John Goldingay
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 208

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The book of Genesis is a lively read featuring familiar biblical tales such as the creation of the world, Adam and Eve and the forbidden fruit, Noah and the flood, Abraham and Isaac, Jacob and Joseph, the Tower of Babel, and Sodom and Gomorrah. While readers may know the facts of these stories, Goldingay’s work will instill in them a deeper understanding of their spiritual and theological significance.

Genesis for Everyone, Part 2: Chapters 17–50

  • Author: John Goldingay
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 200

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The book of Genesis is a lively read featuring familiar biblical tales such as the creation of the world, Adam and Eve and the forbidden fruit, Noah and the flood, Abraham and Isaac, Jacob and Joseph, the Tower of Babel, and Sodom and Gomorrah. While readers may know the facts of these stories, Goldingay’s work will instill in them a deeper understanding of their spiritual and theological significance.

Exodus and Leviticus for Everyone

  • Author: John Goldingay
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 208

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This third volume in Goldingay’s series presents a rich overview of the action-packed book of Exodus and is an excellent guide to Jewish law as presented in the book of Leviticus.

Numbers & Deuteronomy for Everyone

  • Author: John Goldingay
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 224

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This fourth volume in Goldingay’s Old Testament for Everyone series presents an accessible and engaging overview of the books of Numbers and Deuteronomy, the last of the five books of the Pentateuch. Grounded in solid scholarship and enhanced by a contemporary flair, Goldingay presents a refreshing take on both books.

Joshua, Judges, & Ruth for Everyone

  • Author: John Goldingay
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 216

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This volume presents accessible and engaging overviews of the books of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth and their beloved stories. These books are grounded in solid scholarship and enhanced with a contemporary flair by the distinguished scholar John Goldingay.

1 & 2 Samuel for Everyone

  • Author: John Goldingay
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 208

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The sixth volume in the Old Testament for Everyone series covers the stories of Israel’s first kings—Saul and David.

1 & 2 Kings for Everyone

  • Author: John Goldingay
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 216

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This seventh volume in the popular Old Testament for Everyone series tells the story of Israel when it was a monarchy, from the accession of Solomon to the exile. In the story, the people of Israel acknowlege the ways in which they failed to follow Yahweh, their God, and ask God’s forgiveness. “There is no way they can undo those facts or compel God to forgive them and give them a new start,” Goldingay writes. “All they can do is cast themselves on God’s mercy.”

1 & 2 Chronicles for Everyone

  • Author: John Goldingay
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 224

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This eighth volume in the popular Old Testament for Everyone series offers a rich and enlightening view of 1 and 2 Chronicles, showing how these books pick up on central themes from Genesis through Kings. Starting with Adam and then telling the story of humanity and the story of Israel through the exile, 1 and 2 Chronicles emphasizes the underlying claim that “a community that is faithful to God finds that God is faithful in return,” writes Goldingay.

Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther for Everyone

  • Author: John Goldingay
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 214

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

This latest volume in the series offers a fascinating look at the Second Temple period in Israel and commentary on the books of Ezra and Nehemiah. Goldingay also provides engaging and helpful commentary on the story of Queen Esther, who saved the Jewish people from extermination.

Job for Everyone

  • Author: John Goldingay
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 228

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

This volume covers one of the most popular books of the Old Testament, a book known for its themes of suffering and doubt. Taking the form of a play, with different characters relating different themes, the Book of Job tells the story of one man whose life fell apart, who went to the depths and questioned God, and whose life was eventually rebuilt.

Psalms for Everyone, Part 1: Psalms 1–72

  • Author: John Goldingay
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Publication Date: 2013

In this volume, Goldingay explores Psalms 1–72. The psalms, Goldingay says, show us four ways to speak to God: in words of praise, thanksgiving, trust, and supplication. Goldingay provides brief commentary on each psalm and shows how each one can be relevant to contemporary life.

Product Details

  • Title: Old Testament for Everyone Series
  • Author: John Goldingay
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Volumes: 11

About John Goldingay

John Goldingay is David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. An internationally respected Old Testament scholar, Goldingay is the author of many commentaries and books, including Models for Scripture, Models for Interpretation of Scripture, Walk On, and commentaries on Psalms, Isaiah, and Daniel in the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament series.