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Feel like I am finally grasping the history and culture underlying the Old Testament I m going to take a break from My Study Bible For A Study Bible for a but I hope to finish reading it by the nd of 2015 This book is amazing So so so amazing I m taking an institute class on the Old Testament right now too and I m kind *of obsessed with I learned so much from this book there were so many times when I was like *obsessed with it learned so much from this book there were so many times when I was like wow so that swhat that means It really makes the Old Testament accessible because the crazy things the people do in it make sense when you understand their laws and culture a little bit better And it helps when you re reading a long string of unpronounceable names to know a little bit about the people you re reading about After reading this book I really understand that these vents these people were real they actually lived I mean I always believed that but now they actually seem real I m actually xcited about reading the OT now Much much than a coffee table text this is a fabulous addition to the weekend scholar s library The writing is perfect for those interested but not steeped in the vocabulary of ancient scripture or middle The Lady in Pink eastern history providingxceptional insights in a readable voiceIn addition the structure makes those insights very Eyes easy to find and without interrupting the flow of a discussion adds sidebar highlights that are fascinating and useful The illustrations are largely both beautifully added and supportive of the text with thend result a book that ngages. K presents an indepth look at life in the ancient world and provides much needed context to the biblical text Discover the origins of the books of the Old Testament and learn how these teachings have been shared and preserved Explore the role of prophets prophecy and politics and xamine scriptural is. This book is pretty boring because its a reference book but I read it last year as I read the Old Testament and it was infinitely helpful It made the Old Testament so much asier to understand My one complaint was the Old Testament does not follow chronological order so I got so confused with the guide and the actual Old Testament so after 350 pages of the guide I gave up on it and just finished the Old Testament I have read a lot of LDS and *non LDS books on the Old Testament I m an Old Testament *LDS books on the Old Testament I M An Testament I m an Testament student This is the single best introduction to the background of the Old Testament geared toward an LDS audience I have come to accept that most people don t find the Old Testament as naturally fascinating as I do but I have gifted this book several times because its beautiful artwork and inviting layout do a great job inviting readers into that world and getting them interested in learning The text does a great job balancing critical scholarship with a faithful Latter day Saint lens for understanding the Bible Like Jesus Christ and the World of the New Testament this is a coffee table sized book packed with beautiful pictures and paintings of Bible settings and scenes as well as hundreds of pages of Old Testament commentary and pictures and paintings of Bible settings and scenes as well as hundreds of pages of Old Testament commentary and from three LDS Bible scholars I read this book in conjunction with my Harper Collins Study Bible and I learned a TON about the Old Testament I still have several books to read in my Study Bible 1 and 2 Chronicles and Psalms being the largest but A must for very home library This companion volume to the bestselling Jesus Christ and the World of the New Testament is the perfect guide to Old Testament culture language history and teachings Richly illustrated with hundreds of images including original artwork artifacts maps and timelines the boo. ,


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A wide variety of people Who Pick It Up From it up from coffee tableI use this and its companion Jesus and the World the New Testament weekly What a treasure I LOVE this book and its affordability is still astounding to me Excellent overview of the world of the Old Testament one I read to help contextualize my gospel doctrine teaching this year This book has helped me understand the world of the old testament than anything lse I had previously read So much information presented in such an appealing way Maps photos charts and prose to help us understand the world of the Old Testament We nded up purchasing the book to help us in our Old Testament studies I wanted *to love this book I really did It was probably a 25 *love this book I really did It was probably a 25 book for me Part of the reason I rounded up is the immense respect I have for Holzapfel whom I normally love and part of it was because of another book I read that I rated 2 stars and I liked this one betterGiven the title I was Spirit of the Wolf expecting something much Christ centered uite a lot of the book was just summarizing whatach of the books of the OT are about There were only a couple of things that reached out and grabbed me and said Oh you want to put this in your scriptures It s really cool That s what I was looking for in the book The book presents a synopsis of OT stories and ancient Israelite history Great pictures and descriptions of artifacts and ancient geography Full of interesting factoids Nothing A Vineyard Christmas earth shattering But it s a great introreview of the Old Testament. Sues that have been debated by scholars throughout the ages More than 400 topics provide valuable insights into Old Testament times from portraits of key personalities to controversial legends that have persisted to our day This uniue resource willnrich your study of the Old Testament as never befor. Jehovah and the World of the Old Testament