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Introducing the Old Testament: Completely Revised and Updated
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Since its launch in 1987, Introducing the Old Testament has been widely acclaimed as an authoritative and accessible text for students and general readers alike.
This thorough revision differs in important ways from the original edition. As well as being considerably longer, it takes into account the most recent scholarship, especially in relation to historical questions such as the origins of Israel as a nation. It incorporates more specific treatment of the spirituality and religious values of the Old Testament and discusses the major deuterocanonical books. This edition also analyses some of the ethical issues raised by the Old Testament in relation to contemporary concerns such as ethnic cleansing.
Introducing the Old Testament provides an excellent and informative introduction to a collection of writings that lie at the heart of the Judeo-Christian tradition, and is illustrated throughout with maps, charts, and photographs.
Praise for the First Edition
"Could not be bettered as a plain guide to the principal religious ideas of the Old Testament."
"Dr. Drane writes with clarity, simplicity, and literary grace."
"There is a wealth of the latest scholarship here, yet written so lucidly and simply that the message is absolutely clear . . . It makes exciting reading of a most informative kind."
—Church of England Newspaper
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About the Author
John Drane teaches practical theology at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He is also an adjunct Professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA, and a Visiting Professor at Morling College, Sydney, Australia. His other publications include Introducing the Old Testament and The Bible Phenomenon.
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