By Tremper Longman III, Raymond B. Dillard
This moment variation of An creation to the previous testomony integrates and interacts with contemporary advancements in previous testomony scholarship. a number of detailed set it except different introductions to the outdated testomony: • it really is completely evangelical in its point of view • It emphasizes “special introduction”―the research of person books • It interacts in an irenic spirit with the historical-critical approach • It good points issues of study heritage and consultant students instead of an exhaustive therapy of prior scholarship • It offers with the that means of every booklet, now not in isolation yet in a canonical context • It probes the that means of every booklet within the surroundings of its tradition together with callouts, charts, and graphs, this article is written with a watch on realizing the character of previous testomony historiography. This upper-level advent to the outdated testomony deals scholars a fantastic figuring out of 3 key matters: ancient heritage, literary research, and theological message.
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Conclusion + = 34 AN INTRODUCTION TO THE OLD TESTAMENT Conclusion. The prose narratives of the Old Testament are multifunctional. Most intend to impart historically accurate information while leading the reader to a deeper theological understanding of the nature of God and his relationship with his people. The stories, for the most part, are carefully crafted literary works. There are differences between, say, the Joseph narrative and Leviticus in terms of literary intent and sophistication, but in most places we can detect a self-consciousness not only in what is said but also in how it is said.
For instance, concerning the issue of the centralization of worship, there is no question but that the Pentateuch records different attitudes toward the central altar. It is true that Exodus 20 assumes more than one place of worship, while Deuteronomy 12 calls for centralization and the texts in Leviticus and Numbers assume it. A close examination of Deuteronomy 12, however, indicates that the call was not for an immediate centralization but for one that would take effect when God had given them “rest from all [their] enemies around [them]” (Deut.
An introduction to the Old Testament by Tremper Longman III, Raymond B. Dillard