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Introduction to the Old Testament


Riverside 2001

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This present book surveys the whole Old Testament. Beginning with a general introduction of the Old Testament, Brother Gingrich has included an unusual amount of information in a brief testament of every book from Genesis to Malachi, information needed by every student of the Bible in the initial stages of studying these treasured writings of God’s ancient prophets. Of special interest in light of the modern controversy over the inspiration of the text of Scripture is the emphasis the writer places on the trustworthiness, inspiration, and canonicity of the books of the Old Testament.

It is essential for the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in our day to begin to study this tragically neglected portion of the Bible. The Old Testament was the Bible of the apostles, of the first Christians, and most importantly, of Jesus Himself. They found life in its pages as that ancient Word revealed Christ and the meaning of His life and death. It is, additionally, the foundation of much of the thought of the New Testament so that it is really impossible for Christians today to understand the beloved books of the New without a thorough understanding of the Old. We are blessed, therefore, to have this very helpful little book to aid in the study and teaching of such an important portion of God’s Word.

Praise for the Print Edition

These commentaries, written in outline form, are concise yet comprehensive, doctrinally sound and practically useful.

—Rev. John Edward HAO, President Faith Bible Seminary, Queens, NY

These commentaries are brief but thorough. They simplify the difficult passages. These books are factual, not fanciful, in their interpretation of the Bible.

—George A Hern, Pastor, Dellwood Baptist Church, Memphis, TN

Dr. Gingrich's commentaries have been used by thousands. Read and be blessed!

—Dr. Roger R. Clapp, Professor of Bible and Theology, Mid South Bible College

Product Details

  • Title: Introduction to the Old Testament
  • Author: Roy Edward Gingrich
  • Publisher: Riverside Press
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 44

About Roy Edward Gingrich

Roy Edward Gingrich was born February 3, 1920 in Ozark, Illinois. In 1941, Roy received God's call to enter the Christian ministry. After intensive preparation, he was called to pastor churches in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Indianapolis, Indiana and Memphis, TN. He was pastor of Faith Bible Church in Memphis, TN for over 40 years. In 1963 he graduated magna cum laude from Crichton College (formally Mid-South Bible College) and soon thereafter, he joined the teaching staff. In 1964, Dr. Gingrich began writing and self-publishing Bible commentaries. In 2001, Dr. Gingrich retired from a long and fruitful ministry and in 2003, was inducted into the Crichton College Hall of Fame.

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