Discovering the Old Testament: Story and Faith

Discovering the Old Testament: Story and Faith

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Edited by Alex Varughese, Contributions by Robert Branson, Contributions by Jim Edlin, Contributions by Timothy Mark Green

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  • Publisher: Beacon Hill Press
  • Format: Hardback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 246mm x 25mm | 1,066g
  • Publication date: 24 July 2003
  • ISBN 10: 0834119943
  • ISBN 13: 9780834119949
  • Sales rank: 793,296

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Every professor has to wonder, with skepticism, how much of the assigned material the students will actually read. (That is, if they have even purchased the textbook in the first place!) Whether they skim or read all of it, your students will recall the key points of the lesson if you use Discovering the Old Testament.Discovering the Old Testament defines key terms in sidebars and highlights them within the text. Each chapter includes summary statements and review questions to help students focus on what they've learned. Discovering the Old Testament combines all the elements you're looking for in a survey of the Old Testament - thorough, sound Biblical scholarship, combined with an eye-catching format and a writing style that's easy to understand. Every page is full color, in an attractive format, with maps and pictures to enhance the material.In Discovering the Old Testament, you'll find: Objectives defined for each lesson.Personal questions to help students relate the Bible to their lives.Sidebars to explain theological points.Keywords identified and defined on each page.Study questions for review of the material.Summary statements at the end of each chapter to help students focus on what they've learned.Listing of resources for further study at the end of each chapter.An eye-catching format that's attractive to the young college student. EVERY page is in full color.Short, readable chapters.

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H. RAY DUNNING is professor emeritus of theology at Trevecca Nazarene University. He holds an MA and a PhD from Vanderbilt University and has served as a pastor, lecturer, and speaker in numerous churches around the United States. Dr. Dunning has authored and edited numerous books on Christian faith and practice, including Grace, Faith, and Holiness; The Second Coming; and Biblical Resources for Holiness Preaching (2 volumes). Robert Branson, former professor of Biblical Literature at Olivet Nazarene University, also taught at Warner Southern College and Eastern Nazarene College. He has retired and lives with his wife in Pendleton, Indiana. Timothy M. Green is dean of the Millard Reed School of Theology and Christian Ministry and the university chaplain at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, where he also serves as professor of Old Testament literature and theology. He received his Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from Vanderbilt University. JIM EDLIN is professor of biblical literature and languages and the Dean of the School of Religion and Philosophy at MidAmerica Nazarene University. He earned an MDiv from Nazarene Theological Seminary and a ThM and PhD in Old Testament studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His previous publications include NBBC, Daniel and Discovering the Old Testament (Beacon Hill Press). He is a frequent contributor to Adult Faith Connection and Illustrated Bible Life (WordAction). Alex Varughese is professor of biblical literature at Mount Vernon Nazarene University and has been a member of the Department of Religion at MVNU since 1982. Previous to his current position, he served as a professor in the religion department at Eastern Nazarene College. He is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene and holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Kerala, India. He received his M.A. in religion from Olivet Nazarene University and M.Div. from Nazarene Theological Seminary. He also holds M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in biblical studies from Drew University. He is currently serving as the Managing Editor for The Centennial Initiative Textbook project for the Church of the Nazarene.