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The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry into the Old Testament
Richter, Sandra L.

Downer's Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2008 pp. 263. $24.00


Description: Does your knowledge of the Old Testament feel like a grab bag of people, books, events and ideas? How many times have you resolved to really understand the OT? To finally make sense of it? Perhaps you are suffering from what Sandra Richter calls the "dysfunctional closet syndrome." If so, she has a solution. Like a home-organizing expert, she comes in and helps you straighten up your cluttered closet. Gives you hangers for facts. A timeline to put them on. And handy containers for the clutter on the floor. Plus she fills out your wardrobe of knowledge with exciting new facts and new perspectives. The whole thing is put in usable order--a history of God's redeeming grace. A story that runs from the Eden of the Garden to the garden of the New Jerusalem. Whether you are a frustrated do-it-yourselfer or a beginning student enrolled in a course, this book will organize your understanding of the Old Testament and renew your enthusiasm for studying the Bible as a whole.

Subjects: Methods, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Theology

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Review by Stephen Moyise
Published 7/3/2011
Citation: Stephen Moyise, review of Sandra L. Richter, The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry into the Old Testament, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


Review by Russell Meek
Published 7/3/2011
Citation: Russell Meek, review of Sandra L. Richter, The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry into the Old Testament, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


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