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Old Testament Studies

Major Book Review: Mark Hamilton, A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018)

When: June 10, 2021, 1:45 pm - Thursday

Where: Swang 230

Session 4

Session Abstract

The genre of Biblical Introduction consists of two common approaches: “critical” editions explore OT texts as representations of ancient cultural ideas, and “popular” editions explain how OT teachings and stories set the stage for Christian doctrines. Mark Hamilton’s Theological Introduction… yokes these approaches together, demonstrating ways that inspired writers employed ancient Near Eastern literary types to address issues arising in the course of God’s relationship with His people. Four reviewers will consider how Hamilton’s work might enable church leaders and academics alike to engage the message of the OT more fully, section by section (Pentateuch, History, Wisdom, and Prophets).

Speakers

Tim Willis, Pepperdine University, Convener

  • Kevin Youngblood, Harding University, on the Pentateuch, Reviewer
  • Naomi Walters, Rochester University, on the Books of History, Reviewer
  • Mark Sneed, Lubbock Christian University, on Books of Wisdom, Reviewer
  • Tim Willis, Pepperdine University, on Prophetic Books, Reviewer
  • Mark W. Hamilton, Abilene Christian University, Author, Reply

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