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Paulist Press Reading the Old Testament An Introduction

Lawrence Boadt clearly and carefully introduces the contemporary reader to the Old Testament. This volume is designed to guide the student of the Bible through the text and its problems, enrich their understanding of the individual books, and explore the way the Bible came to be written. Combining the latest scholarship and archeological discoveries, Boadt offers a thorough treatment of the Old Testament in its original historical context. 571 Pages. Softcover from Paulist Press.

Lawrence Boadt, C.S.P. is associate professor of Sacred Scripture at the Washington Theological Union in Washington, D.C. He received his doctorate in Biblical Studies and Near Eastern Languages from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and has written numerous articles and books on Old Testament subjects, especially on the Prophets.

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Date:October 13, 2007
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Ashlee
Very well-written, in-depth look at not only the Old Testament text in and of itself, but also the history, geography, and cultures of civilizations in the Near East. I had to use this book for an upper division religious studies class and I learned so much from this book. I do not, however, 100% agree with the documentary hypothesis, but it is still a good read.
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Date:October 11, 2003
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Khori Smith
This book is very concise in the way it goes about teaching it's point of view. This book is dogmatic at times, and far from evangelical. If you are on the liberal side of scholarship you'll love this reading, if you are on the conservative side you'll probablly consider this book heretical.
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Date:September 29, 2000
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Candalee Jones
ABSOLUTELY THE BEST BOOK! It was a required "textbook" for an Introduction to the Old Testament university class and I have continued to use it for further Old Testament study. Easy to read but concise and well-written. It sure got my interest piqued in learning more about the Old Testament and its background. I can't say enough good things about this book because it has changed my life!
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