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Introducing the Old Testament: Third Edition

Introducing the Old Testament: Third Edition

John Drane's survey textbook provides an engaging general introduction to the persons, events, and cultural context of the Old Testament. Arranged historically, Drane's text takes readers through the books of the Old Testament with numerous special articles spelling out in greater detail both historical and interpretative controversies. Additional coverage centers on the meaning and implications of the covenantal relationship between God and the Jewish people.

Revisions to the third edition include:
Rich, full-color interior design, now in paperback
Chapter openers guide readers to the overarching themes
Expanded table of contents accommodates use as textbook
New glossary
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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800698133
  • Age/Grade Range Adult
  • Dimensions 7.5 x 9.25
  • Pages 386
  • Textbook Survey Texts
  • Publication Date June 1, 2011


"A superb introduction to the Old Testament; engaging and highly readable with detailed timelines and graphics. Professor Drane masterfully conveys the living and sacred nature of the text while simultaneously addressing the tough questions raised by Biblical scholarship and interpretation."
—Elizabeth Goodine
Assistant Professor of Religion
Concordia College—New York, Bronxville, New York

"The latest edition of John Drane's Introducing the Old Testament confirms its position as a rich and reliable guide to the diverse books of the Old Testament. Drane brilliantly brings out both the Old Testament's rootedness in ancient Israelite culture and also its power to speak beyond the bounds of time and place to all people interested in God's work in creation and history."
—Philip Esler
Principal and Professor of Biblical Interpretation
St. Mary's University College, Twickenham, London


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