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An introduction to the basic method used in the study of the Old Testament, meant to be used together with the author's Interpreting the New Testament: a Practical Guide. Each method is presented with sample applications and followed by a brief bibliography of works published in English. (Introduction)
An introductory book on critical methods used in the study of the Old Testament, which aims to describe and analyze, from a critical perspective, the purpose of the different methods, their interrelationships, and their relationships to secular literary criticism. The 1996 edition has two additional chapters. (Introduction)
A step-by-step guide to OT exegesis with an emphasis on the goal of preaching and teaching in the context of the church. Chapter one presents the methods used in exegesis, chapter two applies the steps to biblical texts, chapter three gives a short step-by-step guide for sermon preparation, and chapter four lists and discusses resources, primarily works published in English. (Preface)
The goals of this book are "(1) to offer an up-to-date presentation of the principal methods of critical biblical study, including their assumptions and objectives; (2) to make the information about these methods readily accessible to students and other nonspecialists; and (3) to show biblical criticism in action by demonstrating how particular methods may be implemented in the interpretation and explication of specific texts." (Introduction)
"An excellent but brief introductory bibliography for the study of the Bible . . .. Its main purpose is to help students beginning exegetical work whether in preparation for the ministry, as part of theological study, or in the technical study of the Bible." (Fitzmyer)