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Publication Date: 18 Feb 2016
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 400
Author: John Goldingay
ISBN-13: 9780281075355, 9780281075362

An Introduction to the Old Testament

Exploring Text, Approaches And Issues
By John Goldingay
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Built on decades of studying and teaching the Old Testament, this introduction is unusual in setting out background information, noting interpretative possibilities, raising questions and suggesting approaches. It operates more like a workbook, with the aim of encouraging students to investigate the Old Testament, both critically and prayerfully, for themselves.


Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: The Torah
Part 3: The Prophets
Part 4: The Writings
Part 5: Looking Back Over the Whole
About the Author
John Goldingay is Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary and an associate pastor at St Barnabas Episcopal Church, Pasadena, California. Formerly Principal of St John’s College, Nottingham, he is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Society for Old Testament Study, and serves on the Task Force on Biblical Interpretation in the Anglican Communion and the editorial board for the Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies.
Press Reviews

The book is excellent for Readers in training to develop an appropriately respectful understanding of Jewish Scriptures.

- David Sellick

A key element is that this Introduction builds in points where students are asked to read the text, with various diagnostic questions to help them do so e?ectively. Goldingay has also collected a range of web resources to support this book, and is adding to them. Although there is little interaction with other scholars, Goldingay does provide some suggestions on additional reading so students can also move from their encounter with the text to an encounter with scholarship. So, what is an Old Testament Introduction? In this case, it is a readable work which encourages students to read it – in short, they are introduced. Indeed, well introduced.

- David Firth St John’s School of Mission, Nottingham

The best way to describe this book is to call it an immensely rich quarry of easy to access tools for the Hebrew Bible Student. There is no doubt that this comprehensive and easy to access introduction to the Old Testament will find a grateful readership among undergraduate students in particular.

- by Anja Klein, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh

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