Arnold and Beyer are well-versed in their fields and they succeed at explicating the message of the Old Testament in clear, readable style. A fine, college-level survey that sets a high standard for all such surveys in the future. -- David M. Howard Jr.
Arnold and Beyer have produced an exciting new survey of the Old Testament with the college student specifically in mind. They have masterfully designed their work with text and graphics in a way that will not only grip the students attention but will guide them through the material with their expert touch. I enthusiastically recommend this volume to you. -- Tremper Longman III, professor of Old Testament, Westmont College
Baker has done extensive market research and come up with a pleasing and useful format for its Encountering Biblical Studies series.... This particular volume is written in a clear and engaging style.... The college-level students for whom this is written will find that this is truly what it claims to be: a textbook aimed at them. It is not the generic, all-purpose work that is too often produced, aimed at all (college and seminary students, pastors, scholars, and interested laypeople) and succeeding at hitting very few. Arnold and Beyer are well-versed in their fields and they succeed at explicating the message of the Old Testament in clear, readable style. A fine, college-level survey that sets a high standard for all such surveys in the future. -- David M. Howard, Jr., Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
For college students who are encountering the Old Testament for the first time, this attractively produced textbook offers a clear and helpful orientation to the world and literature of the Old Testament. The full-color photographs and maps, as well as the user-friendly charts, sidebars, review aids, and interactive CD-ROM, combine to invite everyone who opens this book to begin reading it immediatelya refreshing improvement over the standard textbook fare! -- Richard Schultz
Hardly could an inquisitive student ask for better guidance. -- Elmer Martens
The authors are commended for providing their readers with a lucid survey of the Old Testament. They cover a wide array of issues in an easy to read text. Complex issues receive a balanced treatment. The illustrations, sidebars, glossary, and study questions open up the relevance of the biblical text both in its ancient context and our modern situation. A very useful volume -- Willem A. VanGemeren, professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages, Trinity International University
About the Author
Bill T. Arnold (Ph.D. , Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is the author of Encountering the Book of Genesis: A Survey of Its Content and Issues. Bryan E. Beyer (Ph.D., Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Columbia International University Seminary and School of Missions.