You Can Understand the Old Testament
You Can Understand the Old Testament: Its Message and Its Meaning
by Dr. James C. Bangsund
An overview and introduction to the Old Testament, exploring its meaning and its message for readers of today. The book begins with the sometimes contentious question of why (and whether) the Old Testament is "old,"and then moves into introductions of each of its major sections. Individual overviews and discussions of each book of the Old Testament are provided along with helpful maps, tables and charts, complete indexes of subject matter, biblical texts cited, and Hebrew words noted in the discussion. The book is aimed at students of the Bible, whether they are members of church congregations, pastors, or students in college or seminary. No knowledge of Hebrew is assumed or required. For those who have studied the language, however, the book offers additional insights based on the Hebrew text.
The first edition of the book was published for classroom use by the author, who taught "Old Testament and Hebrew" in seminary for 13 years. This second edition has been revised with the audience described above in mind.
(Soft cover; 292 pages)