The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry Into the Old Testament (Paperback)

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Unclutter You Understanding of the Old Testament

Does your knowledge of the Old Testament feel like a grab bag of people, books, events and ideas? How many times have you resolved to really understand the OT? To finally make sense of it?

Perhaps you are suffering from what Sandra Richter calls the "dysfunctional closet syndrome." If so, she has a solution. Like a home-organizing expert, Richter comes in and helps you straighten out your cluttered closet. In The Epic of Eden, Richter

  • Gives you hangers for facts, a timeline to put them on, and handy containers for the clutter on the floor;
  • Fills out your wardrobe of knowledge with exciting new facts and new perspectives; and
  • Puts the whole thing in usable order-a history of God's redeeming grace, a story that runs from the Eden of the Garden to the garden of the New Jerusalem.

Whether you are a frustrated do-it-yourselfer or a beginning student enrolled in a course, this book will organize your understanding of the Old Testament and renew your enthusiasm for studying the Bible as a whole.

About the Author

Sandra L. Richter (PhD, Harvard University) is Robert H. Gundry Chair of Old Testament Studies at Westmont College. She is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Harvard University's Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations department, and she previously was a professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. Her publications include The Deuteronomistic History and the Name Theology and articles in Eerdmans' Handbook to the Bible and Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780830825776
ISBN-10: 0830825770
Publisher: IVP Academic
Publication Date: October 20th, 2008
Pages: 263
Language: English