Exploring the Old Testament
Exploring the Old Testament provides a careful, scholarly look at the first portion of the Bible, offering wisdom and guidance for those who wish to understand this often-challenging text. This book will help you understand the richness and heritage of your Christian faith like never before.
From the creation of the world to the promise of a messiah, the Old Testament is the first chapter in the history of God’s people.
Rich, deep, and complex, the Old Testament provides the essential foundation and background to God’s plan to redeem and dwell with his people.
Exploring the Old Testament is a foundational survey that walks through the Old Testament’s history and major themes. Samuel Schultz and Gary Smith provide a careful, scholarly look at the first portion of the Bible, offering wisdom and guidance for those who wish to understand this often-challenging text.
Our Christian faith is founded on the work of God through Old Testament history. As you read Exploring the Old Testament, you will learn to understand the richness and heritage of your Christian faith like never before.
Samuel J. Schultz had taught in several institutions including Gordon (MA) College, Bethel College, and St Paul Bible College (now Crown College), until he retired as Professor Emeritus of Bible and Theology at Wheaton Graduate School. An ordained minister, he had also served as an interim pastor for several congregations. Before his passing in 2005, he had authored numerous books including the popular text The Old Testament Speaks. He held degrees from Bethel College, John Fletcher College and Faith Seminary, as well as a Master’s and Doctorate from Harvard Divinity School.
Gary V. Smith has taught at Bethel Theological Seminary in St Paul Minnesota, for 15 years. He also taught at Union University and as Professor of Old Testament at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has assisted in several Bible translations and has authored several books, including two volumes on the book of Isaiah in The New American Commentary series.