Introduction to the Old Testament Paperback

Including a Comprehensive Review of Old Testament Studies and a Special Supplement on the Apocrypha

by R. K. Harrison;

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Introduction to the Old Testament

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"An Indispensable Resource for Old Testament Studies" The present work is an attempt to evaluate the contents of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha against the vast background of knowledge that is now available for students of ancient Near Eastern life and culture. (From the Preface) With characteristic understatement, R. K. Harrison embarked on this massive attempt and produced a volume that for scrupulous detail, scholarly rigor, and sheer erudition has remained unmatched for nearly fifty years. Writing from his own apparently limitless scholarship combined with a conservative perspective, Harrison first reviews the entire history of Old Testament criticism and sets the Hebrew scriptures in their full historical and theological context. He then presents a detailed discussion of each Old Testament book, along with a lucid overview of the apocryphal books. Harrison s engagement of the perennial issues and problems of Old Testament scholarship make this classic text a vital foundation for a new generation of scholars. For contemporary Old Testament studies, this highly respected volume continues to be the essential point of departure."

Introduction to the Old Testament by R. K. Harrison was published by Hendrickson Publishers Inc in January 2016. The ISBN for Introduction to the Old Testament is 9781619707498.

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Page last updated 15th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherHendrickson Publishers Inc (January 2016)
Number of Pages1344
Thickness51 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4372893
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