By Andrew E. Hill
The aim of learning the previous testomony is to appreciate God and his redemptive paintings extra absolutely. notwithstanding, this objective is complex by way of the truth that it used to be transmitted via a truly various language and tradition from our personal. A Survey of the previous testomony offers an necessary consultant for undergraduate scholars and different readers via exploring the literary, old, and theological matters at the back of the outdated testomony and its quite a few books. for every previous testomony e-book, the Survey addresses history info, goal, message, constitution, and significant subject matters. Chapters introducing every one significant portion of the previous testomony are incorporated, as are chapters facing problems with interpretation, geography, archaeology, background, formation of the previous testomony canon, and the previous Testament’s courting to the recent testomony. The textual content is stronger all through through maps, photographs, timelines, and charts. This full-color 3rd version of a extensively acclaimed textbook has been extended and redesigned in either textual content and graphical parts, making it much more helpful.
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BC), it depicts Babylon roughly in the center, surrounded by other nations and cities. Asia Minor/Anatolia The region of Asia Minor situated northwest of the Fertile Crescent is a rugged, mountainous area. It is a diverse land with rich soil and Mediterranean climate in the west and south, a dry and barren central plateau, and steep mountains in the east toward Armenia. The stores of minerals and metal ores in the central mountain ranges afforded the inhabitants of Anatolia a ready resource for commercial trading with the rest of the ancient Near East for food staples and domestic wares.
The veil is torn that restricted access to God’s presence (Eph. 2) and relationship is available to all who seek it. The final stage is yet to come. It is described in Revelation 21:3, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. ” The Covenant At the core of this self-revelation, delineating the plan of God, is the covenant. Even the English designation “Old Testament” indicates that the covenant is the core concept of this collection of books (testament = covenant). Through the covenant God both reveals what he is like and obliges himself to a particular course of action.
It is our sincere desire that this textbook will prove to be a readable and useful tool, providing basic but thorough coverage of Old Testament survey and challenging the reader to a serious investigation and personal appropriation of God’s truth as revealed in the Old Testament. Above all, we hope this text will bring a new vigor and excitement to the study of the Old Testament as readers learn to discover its story for themselves, understand it, and apply it to their lives, reclaiming it as a substantial part of God’s revelation of himself to us.