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Old Testament essentials : creation, conquest, exile, and return

Author: Tremper Longman
Publisher: Downers Grove, IL : InterVarsity Press, 2014.
Series: Essentials Set.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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2014 Readers' Choice Award Winner""Christians love the Bible, but they often do not know what to do with the Old Testament, "" writes Westmont College professor Tremper Longman. Further, he points out that it includes many types of writing-history, prophecy, poetry, wisdom and apocalyptic. In this helpful volume he offers different strategies for understanding each of these important types of writing. Jesus made a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2013037048
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tremper Longman
ISBN: 0830871942 9780830871940
OCLC Number: 870291842
Description: 1 online resource (214 pages.
Contents: Creation: God creates the cosmos --
Fall: humanity rebels against the creator --
Abraham: the father of the faith --
Isaac and Jacob: the promise continues --
Joseph: the promise survives --
Exodus: God saves his people from bondage --
Wilderness wandering: God refines his people --
Law: God makes his will known --
Priests, holy place and sacrifices: coming into the presence of the Lord --
Conquest: God gives his people the land --
Judges: spiritual confusion, moral depravity, political fragmentation --
Saul, David, and Solomon: the rise of kingship --
Psalms: worshiping the Lord --
Wisdom: navigating the turbulent waters of life --
Divided monarch: the road to judgment --
Prophets: God's covenant lawyers and apocalyptic visionaries --
Exile and return: divine hostility and restoration.
Series Title: Essentials Set.
Responsibility: Tremper Longman III.

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2014 Readers' Choice Award Winner""Christians love the Bible, but they often do not know what to do with the Old Testament, "" writes Westmont College professor Tremper Longman. Further, he points out that it includes many types of writing-history, prophecy, poetry, wisdom and apocalyptic. In this helpful volume he offers different strategies for understanding each of these important types of writing. Jesus made a point to tell his disciples that the whole Old Testament anticipated his coming (see especially Luke 24:25-27, 44-45). And so each session includes a special feature called ""Anticip.

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