Introducing the Old Testament: A Historical, Literary, and Theological Survey (Hardcover)

Introducing the Old Testament: A Historical, Literary, and Theological Survey By Rolf A. Jacobson, Michael J. Chan Cover Image
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"Packed with useful information. It deserves a place on every undergraduate religion major's shelf."--Christian Century

This lively, engaging introduction to the Old Testament is critical and theological, lavishly illustrated, and accompanied by a variety of pedagogical aids. It serves as the Old Testament counterpart to Mark Allan Powell's successful Introducing the New Testament (over 105,000 copies sold).

Introducing the Old Testament presents disputed and controversial issues fairly, neither dictating conclusions nor privileging skepticism over faith-based perspectives. The full-color interior is illustrated with photographs and fine art and includes sidebars, maps, a glossary, and further reading suggestions.

A companion website through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources features a wealth of additional resources for students and instructors. Resources for students include chapter objectives, study questions, flash cards, and self-quizzes. Resources for professors include chapter objectives, discussion prompts, pedagogical suggestions, PowerPoint slides, and a test/quiz bank.

About the Author

Rolf A. Jacobson (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is professor of Old Testament and the Alvin N. Rogness Chair of Scripture, Theology, and Ministry at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is the coauthor, with Karl N. Jacobson, of Invitation to the Psalms.Michael J. Chan (PhD, Emory University) is executive director for faith and learning at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. He is a sought-after adult educator, leader, and group facilitator.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780801049255
ISBN-10: 0801049253
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication Date: March 14th, 2023
Pages: 672
Language: English