By Gleason Archer
In this revised quantity, Gleason Archer's unique learn is up to date through writer Dillon Burroughs. It approaches the learn of the Old Testament from both a normal and particular aspect of view.
Dealing first with matters over which many students debate, Archer bargains facts to aid the conservative view of canonicity, historicity, inspiration, textual difficulties, and better criticism. The moment part dissects each booklet of the outdated testomony individually. Archer completely covers matters like biblical creationism; Noah's Ark and the flood; authorship; chronology; and alleged language, type, and topic differences.
A Survey of previous testomony Introduction is precious to scholars and laymen who are looking to comprehend the conservative place of outdated Testament issues and aren't afraid to check serious views.
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