Introducing the Old Testament: A Short Guide to Its History and Message is an abridged edition of the bestselling book, An Introduction to the Old Testament. This rich guide makes Old Testament scholarship accessible to the average reader. Renowned Bible scholar Tremper Longman III gathers the best historical research and literary analysis to lead the reader through each book of the Old Testament. Most significantly, Longman explores the meaning of each book in light of its cultural setting. Abbreviated chapters highlight key research discoveries, ensuring that the information is both significant and manageable. Including questions at the end of each chapter for group discussion or personal reflection, Introducing the Old Testament makes the words, history, and culture of biblical times come alive for readers. Laypersons as well as church leaders will take away a solid understanding of the historical background and theological message of the Old Testament and be inspired to apply biblical truths to their lives.
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Tremper Longman III is an Old Testament scholar and award-winning author. He earned degrees from Ohio Wesleyan University, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Yale University. He taught for 18 years at Westminster in Philadelphia before becoming a professor of biblical studies and chair of the religious studies department at Westmont College. He has served as a translator and consultant on many translations of the Bible, including The New Living Translation, The New Century Version, and the Holman Standard Bible. He is the Old Testament Editor for the revised Expositor’s Bible Commentary, and has authored many books, including Dictionary of Biblical Imagery, Daniel in the NIV Application Commentary, and An Introduction to the Old Testament.