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Hearing the Old Testament: Listening for God's Address
Beldman, David J. H. and Craig G. Bartholomew, editors

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012 pp. xviii + 475. $32.00


Description: In Hearing the Old Testament world-class scholars discuss how contemporary Christians can better hear and appropriate God's address in the Old Testament. This volume is part of a growing interest in theological interpretation of the Old Testament. Editors Craig G. Bartholomew and David J. H. Beldman offer a coherent and carefully planned volume, a truly dialogical collaboration full of up-to-date research and innovative ideas. While sharing a desire to integrate their Old Testament scholarship with their love for God - and, thus, a commitment to listening for God's voice within the text - the contributors display a variety of methods and interpretations as they apply a Trinitarian hermeneutic to the text. The breadth, expertise, and care evidenced here make this book an ideal choice for upper-level undergraduate and seminary courses.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Interpretation

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Review by Jeanette Mathews
Published 7/21/2013
Citation: Jeanette Mathews, review of David J. H. Beldman and Craig G. Bartholomew, eds., Hearing the Old Testament: Listening for God's Address, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).


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