Old Testament Today: A Journey from Original Meaning to Contemporary Significance
Proven three-tiered approach and a wealth of full-color images help readers connect the Old Testament with today's world. Old Testament Today is unique among Old Testament surveys. It not only provides an orientation to the world of the Old Testament but also builds a bridge between the original audience and modern readers, demonstrating why the ancient message is important for faith and life today. Old Testament Today goes beyond basic content to help students understand what the Scriptures mean and how to apply them personally. Similar to the acclaimed NIV Application Commentary, this text takes the reader section by section through the Old Testament using a progressive, three-step format: * Original Meaning presents the details of the content, focusing on the story line, historical background, and literary information that address the original setting and audience. * Bridging Contexts focuses on theological perspectives and on issues of the author's purpose and the universal message of the text, building a bridge between the original audience and today's audience. * Contemporary Significance develops an understanding of the relevance of the Old Testament writings to today's Christian, showing how they can be applied in personal faith and practice. The image-rich full-color design gives Old Testament Today a strong visual appeal. A wide array of charts, sidebars, illustrations, photos, and supplemental materials complement the body of the text, helping students to easily comprehend the literature, theology, and history of the Old Testament.
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Structure of Deuteronomy
List of Maps and Tables ix Theological Perspectives
Key Theological Distinctions Between Israel
Writing and Books 19
How Should We View
Function of the Prophets
Categories of Prophetic Oracle
The Nations in Prophecy
The Ten Commandments for Today
Plotline of the Historical Literature
Bridging Contexts Original Meaning
The Kings of Israel Northern Kingdom
The Prophetic Voice in Kings
Kings and Chronicles
Understanding Historical Literature
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John H. Walton,Andrew E. Hill
No preview available - 2004
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