The Essence of the Old Testament: A Survey

Ed Hindson and Gary E. Yates

The Essence of the Old Testament: A Survey
The Essence of the Old Testament: A Survey

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Categories: OT Introductions

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The Essence of the Old Testament surveys the books from Genesis to Malachi. Based on thirty years of scholarly research and classroom teaching, a team of biblical scholars from Liberty University provides a practical, readable, and insightful introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures in canonical order.

This uniquely illustrated, full-color volume features book introductions, background studies, outlines, surveys, theological concepts, practical applications, study questions, and helpful Hebrew word studies for English readers.

Editors Ed Hindson and Gary Yates draw from a lifetime of teaching to provide a well tested and proven Old Testament overview written at the collegiate level, yet appropriate for pastors, scholars, and laymen alike. They represent the finest evangelical scholarship along with a passion to open windows of spiritual and practical insight into the biblical text.

This exciting new survey of the Scriptures highlights the key elements of the Hebrew literature of the Law, the Prophets, and the Poets of the Old Testament. The history, archaeology, and wisdom of the biblical world are revealed with an eye on the application of their moral principles, theological insights, and practical application to today’s world.

  • Contents
  • 1. Introduction: The Essence of the Old Testament
  • 2. The Old Testament World: Real People, Real Places
  • 3. Archaeology and the Old Testament:Digging Up the Past
  • 4. The Canon and Text of the Old Testament: Where Did It Come From?
  • 5. The Pentateuch
  • 6. Genesis: The Beginning
  • 7. Exodus: Exit from Egypt
  • 8. Leviticus: Way of Holiness
  • 9. Numbers: Wilderness Journey
  • 10. Deuteronomy: Covenant Renewal
  • 11. The Historical Books
  • 12. Joshua: The Conquest
  • 13. Judges: The Struggle
  • 14. Ruth: Ray of Hope
  • 15. 1–2 Samuel: Kings and Prophets
  • 16. 1–2 Kings: Kings of Israel and Judah
  • 17. 1–2 Chronicles: Priestly Perspective
  • 18. Ezra: Rebuilding the Temple
  • 19. Nehemiah: Rebuilding the Wall
  • 20. Esther: Rescuing the People
  • 21. The Poetic Books
  • 22. Job: Questions of Su ering
  • 23. Psalms: Songs of Praise
  • 24. Proverbs: Words of Wisdom
  • 25. Ecclesiastes: Meaning of Life
  • 26. The Song of Songs: Songs of Love
  • 27. Major Prophets
  • 28. Isaiah: God Is with Us
  • 29. Jeremiah: The Babylonians Are Coming
  • 30. Lamentations: Jerusalem Is Burning
  • 31. Ezekiel: The Glory Will Return
  • 32. Daniel: The Messiah Will Come
  • 33. Minor Prophets
  • 34. Hosea: God’s Unquenchable Love
  • 35. Joel: Day of the Lord
  • 36. Amos: God’s Ultimate Justice
  • 37. Obadiah: Doom of Edom
  • 38. Jonah: God’s Universal Concern
  • 39. Micah: Divine Lawsuit
  • 40. Nahum: Destruction of Nineveh
  • 41. Habakkuk: Destruction of Babylon
  • 42. Zephaniah: Disaster Is Imminent
  • 43. Haggai: Rebuild the Temple
  • 44. Zechariah: Restore the King
  • 45. Malachi: Repent of Sin
  • Indexes


Pages: 496
Publisher: B&H Academic
Published: 2012
ISBN-10: 1433677075
ISBN-13: 9781433677076

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