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Old Testament Today A Journey from Original Meaning to Contemporary Significance

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ISBN-10: 0310238269

ISBN-13: 9780310238263

Edition: 2004

Authors: John H. Walton, Andrew E. Hill, Walton

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List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 11/25/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

Andrew E. Hill (PhD, University of Michigan) is professor of Old Testament studies at Wheaton College in Illinois. He is the coauthor with John Walton of A Survey of the Old Testament and the author of Malachi in the Anchor Bible commentary series. His articles have appeared in such scholarly publications as Hebrew Annual Review, Journal of Biblical Literature, and Vetus Testamentum.

List of Maps and Tables
The Design and Use of the Book
About the Old Testament
The Big Story Line/Plotline
Expectations and Procedures
Writing and Books
Original Meaning
Old Testament Story Line
History Story Line
Literary Perspective
Bridging Contexts
Plotline of the Pentateuch
Purpose of Each Book
Dealing with Story
Theological Perspectives
Contrast: Religious Belief in the Ancient World
Contemporary Significance
Scenario: Evolution and the Bible
The Fall Today
Significance of the Faith of Abraham
Old Covenant/New Covenant
What Are All of These Laws Doing in My Bible If the Law Is Obsolete?
Scenario: Law
What Does Sacred Space Mean to Me?
A Sense of the Holy
Historical Literature
Original Meaning
Old Testament Story Line
World History Story Line
Literary Perspective
Bridging Contexts
Plotline of the Historical Literature
Purpose of Each Book
Understanding Historical Literature
Pedestals and Role Models
Theological Perspectives
Contemporary Significance
History Seems Boring and Irrelevant to Me-Help!
Scenario: Using Historical Literature Today
How Can We View History Biblically?
How Should We View the Bible Historically?
Original Meaning
Story Line of the Prophets in Their Times
Literary Perspective
Bridging Contexts
Purpose of Prophetic Books
Prediction, Prophets, and God
Fulfillment and Revelation
Theological Perspectives
Contemporary Significance
Scenario: Read Today's Headlines in the Bible
Thinking about Prophecy
Indictment Today
Judgment Today
Instruction Today
Aftermath Today
Wisdom Literature
Original Meaning
What Is Wisdom?
Retribution Principle
Story Line: Job
Literary Perspective
Bridging Contexts
Proverbs and Truth
Purpose Book by Book
Theological Perspectives
Contemporary Significance
Scenario: Retribution Principle Today
When Life Goes Wrong
Seeking Fulfillment in Life
Proverbs and the Family
The Power of Sex
Original Meaning
Summary of Content
Literary Perspective
Bridging Contexts
Purpose: Kingship in Psalms
Psalms as Revelation
Theological Perspectives
Contemporary Significance
Contemporary Worship and the Psalms
What Do We Expect from God and What Does He Expect from Us?
Scenario: Trusting God When He Doesn't Seem to Hear
Devotional Use of Psalms
Plotline of the Old Testament Continued to the New Testament
How Do the Old and New Testaments Relate?
Were Israelites "Saved"?
Interpreting the Old Testament in Light of the New and the New in Light of the Old
What Have We Learned?
Overall Theme
What to Do with It
You Will Know That I Am Yahweh
Appendix: Reading through the Old Testament