Featured Best OT/NT Overview

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  1. JTB.SDG

    JTB.SDG Puritan Board Freshman

    What are the best recommendations anyone has for the best solid OT/NT Overview (for teaching purposes)? Thanks!!
  2. greenbaggins

    greenbaggins Administrator Staff Member

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  3. mgkortus

    mgkortus Puritan Board Freshman

  4. JimmyH

    JimmyH Puritan Board Junior

  5. SolaScriptura

    SolaScriptura Puritanboard Softy

    Hendriksen’s Survey of the Bible is a good intro.
  6. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Professor

    I have both of those works, and indeed, have used both of them a lot in my studies in the OT books...

    A really good NT introduction was by Donald Guthrie, but don't know if still being published and available.
  7. JimmyH

    JimmyH Puritan Board Junior

    Yeah. one of these days I'm going to pick up one or both. I've also heard good things about Donald Guthrie's NT Intro.

    Even if a book is out of print, ABEbook, or Bookfinder, not to mention Amazon, usually have used copies for sale.

    I have the NT Intro by Carson, Moo, and Morris. Really good reference book.
  8. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Professor

    The best OT introduction book I have read was by RK Harrison, Introduction to the Old testament, but was around 1300 pages, and was not a light read.
  9. JimmyH

    JimmyH Puritan Board Junior

    Thanks for the reminder, that is another OT Intro that I had heard of, read good things on, and was/is highly recommended. So many books ... so little time & money :banghead:
  10. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Professor

    I believe was written in late 1960's, revised 1970's, so dated in some areas, but really does a great job in refuting higher critical criticisms of the OT. He held to solid conservative views in regards to dates and authorship!
  11. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritan Board Doctor

    Archer's attack on JEDP is about as good as it gets. He also knew around 12 languages.
  12. arapahoepark

    arapahoepark Puritan Board Graduate

    EJ Young has an OT intro as well. He knew 20+ languages.
  13. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Professor

    I really liked that he supported conservative viewpoints in regards to history, authorship, and inspiration of the OT, as did Harrison.

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