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The story of the Old Testament : men with a message
Motyer, J. A.
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Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Books, [2001]

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190 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
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BS1194 .M57 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Christians needing a helping hand in their study of the Bible now have two fascinating new resources available to them.

Through incisive teaching about the inspired writers and the historical background of the Bible, The Story of the Old Testament and The Story of the New Testament will help readers study and understand the Bible like they never have before. Developed by well-known Bible teachers John Stott and Stephen and Alec Motyer, these books have many reader-friendly features:
Z Clear, well-organized writing sheds light on the writers, context, and themes of the biblical books
Z An attractive four-color interior design, including maps and photos that show the geography and artifacts of Bible lands
Z Intriguing callout sections go into greater depth on select topics
Z Helpful recommendations for further reading, organized by difficulty

The Story of the New Testament , available in this redesigned edition for the first time in North America, was previously published as Men with a Message: An Introduction to the New Testament and Its Writers . The Story of the Old Testament is available for the first time in North America.

Author Notes

J. Alec Motyer (1924-2016) devoted much of his academic life to the study of the Old Testament, particularly the book of Isaiah. He was the editor or author of more than ten books, including the award-winning The Prophecy of Isaiah .

Table of Contents

John StottAlec Motyer
Prefacep. 4
Prefacep. 5
A note to the readerp. 6
1. Starting with Jesusp. 8
2. The message and its menp. 14
3. Moses: Pentateuch panoramap. 22
4. Moses: Foundational principlesp. 33
5. History is his storyp. 43
6. Joshua to Kings: The national portrait galleryp. 55
7. Psalms: The singers and their songsp. 69
8. Elijah and Elisha: A resounding "No"p. 77
9. Amos and Hosea: Voices in the Northp. 86
10. Isaiah: Jerusalem's crisisp. 97
11. Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah: The Nineveh filep. 110
12. Wrestling Jeremiah: The reluctant prophetp. 121
13. Ezekiel: To know the Lordp. 132
14. Daniel: Good news from a distant landp. 143
15. The loving wisdom of our Godp. 154
16. Haggai and Zechariah: The two visionariesp. 163
17. Ezra, Nehemiah: The two administratorsp. 173
18. Malachi and Joel: Hoping to the endp. 182
Indexp. 191