|Publication Date: 18 Feb 2016|
|Publisher: SPCK Publishing|
|Page Count: 400|
|Author: John Goldingay|
|ISBN-13: 9780281075355, 9780281075362|
An Introduction to the Old Testament
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: The Torah
Part 3: The Prophets
Part 4: The Writings
Part 5: Looking Back Over the Whole
The book is excellent for Readers in training to develop an appropriately respectful understanding of Jewish Scriptures.
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.
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.