Books with titles like Introduction to the Old Testament usually work through the Bible book-by-book, giving the conclusions of scholarly study. Some (like Rendtorff) also provide a more general introduction (in his case to the difffernt genres used and their social settings. A few (like Gottwald) provide a more general introduction to the Bible through focus on particular periods and the writings that were complied then.
Alter (Editor), Frank Kermode (Editor) The Literary Guide to the Bible Harvard
Univ Pr, 1990.
W. Baker & Bill T. Arnold, editors. The Face of Old Testament Studies.
A Survey of Contemporary Approaches. Grand Rapids / Leicester: Baker / Apollos,
S. Childs, Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture. Augsburg Fortress
Coggins, Introducing the Old Testament, Oxford: Oxford, 1990. pp.176.
Gottwald, The Hebrew Bible: a Socio-Literary Introduction. Philadelphia:
Fortress Press, 1985. pp.702.
B. Dillard & Tremper Longman, An Introduction to the Old Testament,
Zondervan, 1994. pp.480.
Hill & J. Walton, A Survey of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan,
E. Mendenhall & Gary A. Herion, Ancient Israel's Faith and History :
An Introduction to the Bible in Context. Westminster John Knox Press, 2001.
Rendtorff, The Old Testament: An Introduction. Philadelphia: Fortress
Press, 1991. pp.308.
R. Norman Whybray, The Good Life in the Old Testament. Continuum International Publishing Group - T & T Clark, 2001. pp.240.
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