This readable, scholarly volume gives you invaluable information about the background, content, and message of the Old Testament, as well as the latest interpretative options. This second edition features a new chapter on archaeology and the Old Testament by Robert E. Cooley, and other key chapters have been updated and expanded by leading scholars in the field of biblical studies: Leslie C. Allen, John E. Hartley, Robert L. Hubbard Jr., William B. Nelson Jr., Nancy Heidebrecht, and John E. McKenna. Also, updated endnotes and bibliographies, plus additional charts, illustrations, maps, and a new chapter on archaeology make this a phenomenal resource.
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Review 1 for Old Testament Survey, Second Edition
All Non-Inerrantist Authors
Date:June 26, 2012
These authors were exposed 40 years ago by Dr. Harold Lindsell in Battle for the Bible and Bible in the Balance as NOT holding to inerrancy. Hubbard is responsible for all the material 2nd edition, and he was the one who let Fuller Seminary go from Conservative to liberal, no longer holding to inerrancy.
The book is redactionist--holding to the books being changed by editors over hundreds of years. This goes contrary to God's command to not add to or take from His word. It makes the OT written by the God and man, rather than the Bible's description that it was breathed-out by God Himself and not any invention of man's (2 Tim. 3:16-17, 2 Pet. 1:19-21)
This book plants skepticism and doubts in the readers about the authority of Scripture, which is typical liberalism. It is not truthful, in that it will say it believes in inerrancy in one spot, but does not follow through in other spots. I would protect my flock and keep them from the seeds of agnosticism in this book.
In logic which is a servant of the church, built in to the universe by God, "A cannot equal non-A"--but to liberals, it can. Claiming to hold to inerrancy, they turn right around and say that Moses didn't write Moses, Isaiah that Jesus said wrote Isaiah, didn't write Isaiah, Jonah is fiction even though Jesus referred to it as a fact analogous to His resurrection, Job didn't write Job, on and on.
The book also does not provide the conservative answers to the liberal objections. It gets great reviews because of the sad state of evangelicalism today.
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Review 2 for Old Testament Survey, Second Edition
Date:January 1, 2001
A brilliant work! If you consider yourself an evangelical and need a comprehensive, informed, and fair treatment of the Old Testament, this is undoubtedly the introduction of choice.
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Review 3 for Old Testament Survey, Second Edition
Date:June 15, 2000
Old Testment Survey (2nd edition) is a (if not THE) standard text on the background, content, literary quality, and message of the Old Testament.The authors are committed to the inspiration and the authority of the Scriptures. If you want to know what they are using in seminary OT classrooms...this is it!