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The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry into the Old Testament Paperback – November 20, 2008
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"Here is a text that will instruct its readers, no matter what level of expertise they bring to it. The author converses with her contemporary lay reader in a winsome manner, knowing well the cultural chasm that exists for many Western readers of the OT. At the same time, her years as both graducate student and professor are evident in her selection and presentation of key themes that introduce the OT. Both the text and the endnotes are goldmines of historical and theological observations and resources." (Elaine A. Phillips, Bulletin for Biblical Research, 19.3, 2009)
"A helpful first entry point into the OT." (J. Day, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 33.5, 2009)
"Using the image of a dysfunctional closet as her organizing metaphor, she provides a framework within which Old Testament data can be arranged and understaood. Wherever possible she links the biblical material with the New Testament references. Extensive endnotes are evidence of the research that undergirds this book, but the writing style is reader-friendly and captures one's imagination. Charts and illustrations throughout the book provide visual reinforcement of what is discussed. This is a very enjoyable introduction for beginners." (Diane Bergant, C.S.A., The Bible Today, July 2009)
"Second only to my visiting Israel is The Epic of Eden in bringing the words of the Bible to life for me, at least as regards our watered-down understanding of the immensely important Biblical and historical concepts of covenant and redemption. . . . For anyone who needs to clean their Old Testament closet, The Epic of Eden is a wonderful organizational tool." (Peter M. Lopez, Beauty of the Bible (beautyofthebible.com), January 10, 2009)
"The Old Testament tells of God's creation and the redemption of his people. Granted, it is a story that climaxes in the New Testament, but the New Testament cannot be understood apart from the Old. Christians have neglected the study of the Old Testament because (if we are honest) we find it confusing and distant from Jesus Christ, the center of our faith. Sandra Richter's The Epic of Eden helps the reader discover the riches and passion of the Old Testament story. This book will not only expand your knowledge, it will deepen your spiritual life." (Tremper Longman III, Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College)
About the Author
Sandra L. Richter (Ph.D., Harvard University) is professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College. She is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Harvard University's Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations department. Her publications include The Deuteronomistic History and the Name Theology (Walter de Gruyter) and articles in Eerdmans' Handbook to the Bible (Eerdmans) and Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books (InterVarsity Press).
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This book is designed to give everyone the necessary framework to understand the Old Testament, in a clear, readily understood manner. But it does more than that. It is a good read. Dr. Richter can write and write well. She makes the OT understandable for lay people such as myself in an engrossing style that reads more like a novel than text book.
If you've ever wanted to be able to understand the OT, read this. If I were a pastor, it would be required reading to join my church! It's that good.
Thank you Dr. Richter!
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