By Andrew E. Hill
The aim of learning the outdated testomony is to appreciate God and his redemptive paintings extra totally. although, this aim is advanced via the truth that it was once transmitted via a really assorted language and tradition from our personal. A Survey of the outdated testomony offers an essential consultant for undergraduate scholars and different readers by means of exploring the literary, old, and theological concerns in the back of the outdated testomony and its quite a few books. for every outdated testomony e-book, the Survey addresses history details, goal, message, constitution, and significant subject matters. Chapters introducing every one significant portion of the outdated testomony are incorporated, as are chapters facing problems with interpretation, geography, archaeology, background, formation of the previous testomony canon, and the outdated Testament’s dating to the hot testomony. The textual content is more advantageous all through by means of maps, photographs, timelines, and charts. This full-color 3rd version of a largely acclaimed textbook has been extended and redesigned in either textual content and graphical parts, making it much more necessary.
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The land is easily divided into four basic longitudinal, or north-south, geographical regions: the coastal plain, the central hill country, the Jordan rift, and the Transjordan plateau (cf. Deut. 1:6–8). The major latitudinal or east-west geographical divisions of Palestine are connected both with the geographical features of the land and political boundaries of the Israelite divided kingdoms. These divisions included the region of Galilee in the north, Samaria in the north-central area of Palestine, Judah in the south-central portion of Palestine, the Negev (or “dry” steppe) in the south, and the Sinai peninsula forming a great natural barrier between Palestine and Egypt.
Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 2002. CHAPTER 2 GEOGRAPHY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT NASA/The Visible Earth This satellite view shows the Middle East, where the events of the Old Testament took place. The history of the Israelite nation developed within a specific geographical context. For this reason the Bible takes geography seriously. It records real events taking place in time and space. The Bible is not a portal into an artificial and contrived Narnia-like literary history. The Bible, however, is not simply a collection of ancient annals, nor is it intended to be a gazetteer or topographical manual.
For artwork we are grateful to Susanna Vagt and Alva Steffler. USING THIS BOOK The authors offer the following suggestions to teachers using this survey. The course need not be structured according to the order of chapters in this book. , chronological) are alternatives. Additionally, there are a number of chapters on various topics interspersed throughout the book. The teacher should evaluate which of those chapters are essential to initiate the course and intersperse the others where they fit best or use them as outside reading or as reading for extra credit.
A Survey of the Old Testament by Andrew E. Hill