Students of the Old Testament quickly realize the inherent difficulty of the interpretive task. Old Testament literature poses unique challenges and requires methadologies different from those used to interpret the New Testament. Interpreting the Old Testament provides students with a useful guide to the essential elements of Old Testament exegesis and includes practical examples for understanding and applying the Old Testament.
Contributors David W. BakerJohn BimsonRichard S. HessPaul Edward HughesV.
Philips LongElmer A. Martens Jonathan R. Wilso Craig C.
Broyles (Ph. D., University of Sheffield) is associate professor of religious studies at Trinity Western University. He is the author of several books, including a commentary on the Psalms.
This book is a splendid introduction to the exegesis of the Old Testament. It presents and critiques the range of scholarly tools that have been developed to bring out the sense of Scripture and also gives hands-on examples of how they may be used in specific passages. Both the explanations given by the contributors and their citation of further reading in each area open doors for the serious student of the Old Testament to the meaning of the sacred text.
-Leslie Allen, Fuller Theological Seminary Craig Broyles and his colleagues have written a fine book for those who are beginning their journey into the serious study of the Old Testament. The chapters are easy to read yet truly informative-even formative-for the reader. The basic questions are asked and receive clear, concise, and penetrating answers.
This book will no doubt serve as a standard reference tool and textbook for years to come. -Richard Averbeck, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School