Published:20 May 2011
Dimensions: 195 x 240 mm
This classic work is widely recognised as the most useful and accessible survey of the Old Testament. A comprehensive examination of both the context and content of the Hebrew Bible, with additional material on the historical identity of Ancient Israel and its theological legacy for today, it is fully aware of current scholarship, faithful to the text and to historical details. An outstanding book which is stimulating and informative, both for the individual reader and for schools and colleges. Now fully revised and updated, taking account of recent scholarship and archaeological findings, this classic work has been further enhanced by the introduction of full colour maps and diagrams.
JOHN DRANE has taught in the Universities of Stirling and Aberdeen, Scotland, and is currently affiliate professor of New Testament and Practical Theology at Fuller Seminary, California, and a visiting fellow of St John’s College in the University of Durham. He has written scores of books for both children and adults, all of them on spiritual and Christian themes, and these have been translated into over 60 languages. He is widely known for his best-selling books on the Bible: ‘Introducing the Old Testament and ‘Introducing the New Testament (both now in their 3rd edition), and ‘The World of the Bible.’