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The world and the Word : an introduction to the Old Testament

Author: Eugene H Merrill; Mark F Rooker; Michael A Grisanti
Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : B & H Academic, [2011] ©2011
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"The World and the Word is a fresh introduction to the Old Testament driven largely by the fact that so much Christian preaching and teaching today increasingly ignores what is eighty percent of the Bible. Authors Eugene Merrill, Mark Rooker, and Michael Grisanti work through the world and text of the Old Testament always making three major points: 1) the Old Testament is a rich source of theology and doctrine that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Introductions
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Merrill, Eugene H.
World and the Word.
Nashville, Tenn. : B & H Academic, ©2011
(DLC) 2011284042
(OCoLC)671703906
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eugene H Merrill; Mark F Rooker; Michael A Grisanti
OCLC Number: 1011422395
Description: 1 online resource (xv, [3], 606, 12 pages) : illustrations, color maps
Contents: Introduction --
pt. 1. The world of the Old Testament --
pt. 2. The text of the Old Testament --
pt. 3. Approaches to the study of the Old Testament --
pt. 4. The Pentateuch --
pt. 5. The historical books --
pt. 6. The prophetic books --
pt. 7. The poetic books --
Epilogue --
Maps.
Responsibility: Eugene H. Merrill, Mark F. Rooker, Michael A. Grisanti.

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"The World and the Word is a fresh introduction to the Old Testament driven largely by the fact that so much Christian preaching and teaching today increasingly ignores what is eighty percent of the Bible. Authors Eugene Merrill, Mark Rooker, and Michael Grisanti work through the world and text of the Old Testament always making three major points: 1) the Old Testament is a rich source of theology and doctrine that is presupposed by the New Testament. Without it, Christian theology would be seriously deficient; 2) mastery of the Old Testament is crucial to an understanding of the New Testament; 3) the Old Testament offers, by teaching and example, practical principles of belief and behavior for contemporary times. Who God was and what He did then can be replicated in the lives of men and women today. Separating the verifiable biblical and extra-biblical data from the various interpretations of that same information, the book further shows how the Old Testament forms the platform and matrix from which sprang the life, ministry, and teachings of Jesus and the church. The World and the Word will help students see an entry point into the very heart and design of God who loves them and wishes to make them the special object of His grace"--Back cover.

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