Ways of Engaging with Scripture

Old Testament
Author: John H Walton
Published by: Zondervan, 2009

Many today find the Old Testament a closed book. The cultural issues seem insurmountable and we are easily baffled by that which seems obscure. Furthermore, without knowledge of the ancient culture we can easily impose our own culture on the text, potentially distorting it. This series invites you to enter the Old Testament with a company of guides, experts that will give new insights into these cherished writings.

Features of this new five volume set include:

  • Over 2000 photographs, drawings, maps, diagrams and charts.
  • Passage-by-passage commentary presents archaeological findings, historical explanations, geographic insights, notes on manners and customs, and more.
  • Analysis into the literature of the ancient Near East.

The chapters on Genesis from the first volume can be viewed online for free.  [more...]