|Reading The Old Testament: An Introduction - an introduction|
|Paulist Press (1984)|
|Bible, Religion / Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / Old Testament, Religion / Biblical Studies / General, Religion / Biblical Studies / Old Testament|
Reading the Old Testament combines the latest scholarship with sensitivity to religious issues and Israel's ever deepening understanding of God's ways. The author gives special attention to recent archeological discoveries in the Middle East and how these affect our understanding of the Old Testament. The book contains numerous maps, charts, and drawings.
Reading the Old Testament is particularly illuminating about the way Israel's religious experience was translated into written records. No other introduction offers the same thorough treatment of the Exile and the post-exilic periods as crucial times in the formation of the Old Testament.