Introducing the Old Testament

Fourth Edition


ISBN: 9781912552139 Categories: ,

ISBN: 9781912552139

Publication date: August 23, 2019

Format: Paperback

Extent: 518 pages

Dimensions: 216mm(length) 140mm(width)

Imprint: Lion Scholar


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Continuously in print for over 30 years, and available in many different languages, John Drane’s Introducing the Old Testament has long been recognized as an authoritative and accessible survey of the subject.

This new edition has been fully revised and updated with fresh material on a range of topics, especially the political and cultural context that influenced the compilation of its books and the development of the faith of ancient Israel and Judah. Specific issues that will be of particular interest to students are highlighted in special boxed feature sections, along with an extensive glossary of technical terms and key maps and diagrams. This book is the ideal starting point for readers who wish to explore the Old Testament and its world in the light of recent scholarship, and its relevance to life in the twenty-first century.

Meet the author: * John Drane

Dr John Drane has spent much of his adult life wrestling with the challenge of being a Christian in a rapidly changing culture, and has written many books on missional topics and two best-selling books on the Bible which have been translated into more than sixty languages: Introducing the Old Testament and Introducing the New Testament. John Drane is currently a fellow at St John’s College, Durham and taught practical theology at the University of Stirling and University of Aberdeen. 

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