Thomas Jay Oord

Joel Edmund Anderson does his readers a great service by making the Bible accessible. His blue-collar approach is not naïve, but neither is it obtuse. Readers will benefit from his efforts to make scripture come alive!

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The Hebrew Scriptures


Traditional order of the Hebrew Bible: This order is different from that found in modern English translations. The Hebrew Bible has three sections called the Torah, Prophets, and Writings. One example: the Prophets – Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings. The book of Ruth is in the Writings section of the Hebrew Bible.
Chapters only; line numbers in lieu of verses: This is one of the most important and unique aspects of the project. As you read The Hebrew Scriptures, our hope is, that you will be drawn into the stories and experience the Old Testament with an eye toward the literary shape of the works’ theological messages.
Introductions by 34 Old Testament scholars: The scholars gathered for this project have diverse backgrounds, including Nancy deClassié-Walford, Stephen Dempster, John Goldingay, Tremper Longman, Joshua Stewart, Beth Stovell, and Brent Strawn.

The Hebrew Scriptures offer an original and profound reading experience focused on the writers’ literary artistry that shaped the theological messages.

There are four major introductions – the Hebrew Scriptures, the Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings. There also is an introduction for each book in the scriptures.

Also, in this volume, you will find other helpful information, including commentary and resource suggestions for those wishing to delve into further studies.

This project will be beneficial for any Christian wishing to fully understand the Old Testament’s purpose and usefulness. This volume will be a great resource for a layperson, college and seminary students, ministers – anyone who has a desire to learn about the ancient writings of the Hebrew Scriptures.


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