This collection adds critical Old Testament historical, theological and exegetical depth to your PC Study Bible library. Bundled titles include:
A History of Israel: From the Bronze Age through the Jewish Wars Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.
Old Testament Theology and Old Testament Survey – 2nd Edition Paul R. House & Eric Mitchell (OT Survey)
The Heart of Hebrew History H.I. Hester
The Prophets as Preachers: An Introduction to the Hebrew Prophets Gary V. Smith
A History of Israel refutes many of today's common misconceptions about ancient Israel, and sets down a biblically-accurate account of its history, from the Patriarchal Age to the birth of Christ. Written as a chronological history of Israel, the narrative is fascinating reading in itself. In every historical epoch, you examine the evidence and gain understanding through comprehensive explanations of current approaches to studying ancient history and common fallacies found in modern secular research. The reward is a mastery of the solid proofs for the historical authenticity of the Bible.
Bold and uncompromising, A History of Israel presents current archeological evidence that confronts scholarly works characterizing the history of ancient Israel as an “invention” designed to exclude or refute the biblical accounts. A History of Israel is a conservative, evangelically-grounded resource on which you can confidently rely to sharpen your own Old Testament research.
Paul House's Old Testament Theology and his Old Testament Survey — Second Edition, co-written with Eric Mitchell, are remarkably insightful and time-tested Old Testament works that will help you get a firm grip on the events and theology of the Old Testament.
Old Testament Theology's book-by-book approach is thematic while accurately establishing each book's significance in the Old Testament, as well as all of Scripture. Subjects covered include:
The methodology of Old Testament Theology
Themes running throughout the Old Testament
The Purpose of the Law
The Law and the sacrificial system
The Law and Faith
Old Testament history
Messianic Promises and the NT
Son of Man Theology
The God, who Merits Worship
Old Testament Survey — Second Edition improves the highly-successful original edition by expanding its attention to historical and geographical topics. This greater historical focus is combined with the first edition's emphasis on literature and narrative, and is supported by revised and improved maps. Every major element that unifies the Old Testament is developed and charted. Old Testament Survey — Second Edition makes an excellent companion for Bible reading, teaching and study at all levels.
The Heart of Hebrew History is a fascinating patriarchs-to-prophets narrative journey through the Old Testament. On the way, you are introduced to:
The geography and culture of the biblical world,
Archeology and how it works, as well as
Proven methods to get the most out of your Old Testament study.
You will learn pivotal points in the history of Israel as they have been substantiated from archeological discoveries and extra-biblical literary texts.
Gary V. Smith reaches beyond traditional presentations of Scripture and historical data for a unique look at the nation of Israel and her neighbors through each of the writing prophets.
Written to serve as a primary text for upper-level college/seminary courses on the prophets, or as a supplemental text for preaching classes, Smith uses current communication theory and sociology to evaluate the effectiveness of the Old Testament prophets. Each chapter has a section on social setting that sets the historical context as well as an explanation of the social structure to establish the role and authority, or lack there of, of the prophet. The result is a behind-the-scenes look at God's use of the prophets as change agents in terms of their persuasiveness, communication, technique and theology.
This is powerful material that will certainly increase your understanding of how God used the prophets to warn, test and ultimately bring the blessing of redemption and faithful obedience to the children of Israel.
Each chapter ends with a discussion of the theological and social implications of the prophets for contemporary preachers, and discussion questions with PC Study Bible's in-program fill-in utility for classroom or individual use.