This second edition of An Introduction to the Old Testament integrates and interacts with recent developments in Old Testament scholarship. Several distinctive features set it apart from other introductions to the Old Testament:
- It is thoroughly evangelical in its perspective
- It emphasizes “special introduction”—the study of individual books
- It interacts in an irenic spirit with the historical-critical method
- It features points of research history and representative scholars rather than an exhaustive treatment of past scholarship
- It deals with the meaning of each book, not in isolation but in a canonical context
- It probes the meaning of each book in the setting of its culture
Including callouts, charts, and graphs, this text is written with an eye on understanding the nature of Old Testament historiography. This upper-level introduction to the Old Testament offers students a solid understanding of three key issues: historical background, literary analysis, and theological message.
- Title: Introduction to the Old Testament
- Authors: Tremper Longman III and Raymond B. Dillard
- Publisher: Zondervan
- Publication Date: 2006
- Pages: 528
About the Authors
Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies and the chair of the Religious Studies department at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he lives with his wife, Alice. He is the Old Testament editor for the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary and has authored many articles and books on the Psalms and other Old Testament books.
Raymond B. Dillard (PhD, Dropsie University) was professor of Old Testament language and literature at Westminster Theological Seminary.