This work is an important introduction to the Old Testament, from a conservative point of view. The first part, or general introduction, deals with the difficult themes of canonicity, historicity, inspiration, and textual problems and criticism. The second part deals with the difficulties inherent in each book of the Old Testament. It includes information about the historical context of all these writings, and an outline of how they fit into a greater scheme. This volume will be of great value to those who are not afraid to analyze often-criticized points of view.