Description: This succinct and innovative book shows readers how to read and appreciate the Old Testament: as history, as literature or as theology. Offering an ideal 'taster' of Old Testament themes and issues, the book encourages students to explore various forms of interpretation and develop a lively interaction with the texts. Ideal for those with little experience and knowledge of the Old Testament who need an introduction to how to read it, and why it is still relevant to our world today. It integrates key themes and approaches in Old Testament scholarship, including theological, literary, and historical interpretations. It is written from a predominantly Christian perspective, covering issues relating to the nature of the Old Testament, its authority, and contemporary relevance.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible / Old Testament, Literature
Review by George Heider
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Citation: George Heider, review of Katherine J. Dell, Opening the Old Testament, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).
Review by Bill T. Arnold
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Citation: Bill T. Arnold, review of Katherine J. Dell, Opening the Old Testament, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).
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