Approaching the Old Testament can be daunting. The ancient cultures, customs, and events of biblical narratives can be opaque and give rise to challenging questions. Find an engaging and scholarly guide with the two-volume Reading the Old Testament collection.
Equip yourself with Father Lawrence Boadt’s classic introductory text, Reading the Old Testament. Presented here in a freshly revised and updated edition preserving Boadt’s voice, this text has been helping readers get into the Old Testament since 1984. Combining clear and comprehensive discussion, accessible writing, and an engaging style, the text helps to bridge the gap between contemporary readers and their study of the Old Testament. Continue your study with a volume of essays written in honor of Boadt and his classic book, addressing modern readers’ common questions about the Old Testament, such as “why is a loving God so angry in the Bible?” and “why do we have so many translations of the Bible?”
Logos Bible Software lets you utilize the Reading the Old Testament volumes like never before. Read these texts alongside a wealth of additional scholarship. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library, while Scripture and ancient-text citations link directly to English translations and original-language texts. Tools like the Timeline help you place events into their historical context, and the Topic Guide lets you perform powerful searches. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.
- Combines the updated edition of Reading the Old Testament with a companion volume of essays
- Offers an accessible, comprehensive introduction to studying the Old Testament
- Helps modern readers bridge the gap between contemporary life and ancient texts
About Lawrence Boadt
Lawrence Boadt CSP, (1942–2010) was ordained a Paulist priest in 1969. A biblical scholar, he earned an MA from St. Paul’s College in Washington, DC and an MA and licentiate in theology from the Catholic University of America. He received a licentiate in sacred Scripture and PhD in biblical studies and Near Eastern languages from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. He taught at several universities and served as the Scripture editor at Paulist Press, where he was named president in 1998. He was an advocate for improving Christian-Jewish relations. He wrote many books, including The Life of St. Paul and his popular introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, Reading the Old Testament.