This comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the Old Testament seeks to unveil the mysteries of divine revelation contained in the Old Testament and unlock the hidden details of this God-given text. It helps Catholics become better acquainted with each book’s human author, main characters, and important points in order to transform their understanding of the “big picture” of Scripture and its meaning for their lives.
Written by 4 highly regarded biblical scholars, Jeff Cavins, Jeffrey Morrow, Biff Rocha and Andrew Swafford, this guide to the Old Testament contains introductions to each of the Old Testament’s books, including:
- the book’s relationship to the New Testament and Catholic Tradition
- its significance to the greater story of salvation
- who wrote it and when, major characters, key events, and themes, plus more!
Over a dozen full-color charts outlining major feasts, kings and prophets, covenants and genealogies. Fifteen full-color maps depicting the journeys of Abraham, desert wanderings of the Israelites, major kingdoms and empires. Over 20 articles on the topics of geography, laws, sacrifice, literature, the canon of Scripture, archaeology and the accuracy of the biblical narrative, and more.
With this Catholic guide, readers will no longer wonder how each of the Old Testament’s books contributes to the narrative of Scripture or struggle to understand its main characters, historical context, and literary forms. Hardback.