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Jensen’s Survey of the Old Testament

, 1978
ISBN: 9780802443076

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What do you think of when you think of the Old Testament? Do you recall individual stories like David and Goliath, or Daniel in the lion’s den? Or are you able to see the Old Testament as a panoramic view of God’s redemptive work? Here is a book that will help you see the Old Testament as a unified whole. Replete with helpful charts and maps, this useful survey of the Old Testament by Irving L. Jensen is sure to open up your understanding of the Old Testament whether you are a seminary professor of a beginning student of the Bible. The method of Jensen’s Survey of the Old Testament is to motivate students to discover new truths on their own. There is none of the all too common spoonfeeding found in many Bible helps. Consequently, the usefulness of this guide is virtually inexhaustible. Written in Irving Jensen’s usual precise, clear, and understandable style, Jensen’s Survey of the Old Testament is the only survey guide of its kind and a must for every student of the Bible.

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“The interval of time from Adam to Abraham (chaps. 1–11) was over two thousand years,14 whereas it was only about three hundred years from Abraham to Joseph’s death (chaps. 12–50).” (Page 69)

“Eight words represent the multicolored narrative of Exodus: bondage, Moses, plagues, Passover, exodus, commandments, idolatry, tabernacle.” (Pages 89–90)

“1. It was sin which brought the people’s judgment of exile.” (Page 363)

“The book of Leviticus is God’s manual for His people on how to approach Him and live pleasing in His sight. In the experience of the Israelites, encamped on Mount Sinai, the laws of Leviticus were the guideposts which they needed for life on the wilderness journey ahead, and for settling in Canaan. The key command, ‘Ye shall be holy,’ pervades the book, revealing something of the awesome message which God always wants all His people to hear and obey.” (Page 101)

Jensen will guide you first through an overview of the entire book so you can see the big picture of the book itself and of the book’s place in the entire Bible…Then he takes you through several main topics within the book, so you can focus on the details. He also has very insightful ideas for application and study. I give it my highest recommendation.

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  • Title: Jensen’s Survey of the Old Testament
  • Author: Irving L. Jensen
  • Publisher: Moody
  • Publication Date: 1978
  • Pages: 490

Irving L. Jensen (B.A., Wagner College; S.T.B., Biblical Seminary; Th.D., Northwestern Theological Seminary), was professor and chairman of the department of Bible at Bryan College, Dayton, Tennessee, and the author of numerous books, including the entire Bible Self-Study Series; Jensen's Survey of the Old Testament; Jensen's Survey of the New Testament; Jensen's Bible Study Charts; Acts: An Inductive Study; Independent Bible Study; and How to Profit from Bible Reading.


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