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Publisher's Summary

The purpose of studying the Old Testament is to understand God and his redemptive work more fully. However, this goal is complicated by the fact that it was transmitted through a very different language and culture from our own.

A Survey of the Old Testament provides an indispensable guide for undergraduate students and other listeners by exploring the literary, historical, and theological issues behind the Old Testament and its various books. For each Old Testament book, the survey addresses background information, purpose, message, structure, and major themes. Chapters introducing each major section of the Old Testament are included, as are chapters dealing with issues of interpretation, geography, archaeology, history, formation of the Old Testament canon, and the Old Testament's relationship to the New Testament.

(This product is an audio lecture by the authors recorded before a live audience and is based on the text of the book A Survey of the Old Testament.)

©2009 Andrew Hill and John Walton (P)2016 Zondervan

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Pure Gold! Audible

This is the second audible book I bought. The OT is surveyed in a wondrous way and really opens your eyes to the wisdom of God and his revelation of himself to us. I highly recommend the audible version

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Very Informative

It's a great overview of the whole Old Testament and all the different themes throughout. You will learn a lot.

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  • ShondaA
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  • 09-03-16

Matching the actual book

I love to learn of the bible and the discussion was good.

My problem is the audio books is not the actual book being read which is why I purchased the audio book. I wanted to hear the text of the book as well as have my book open to follow along but none of the book was being read so I could not do so.

I thought the audio book versions of a book is suppose to be someone reading the book so that you can listen to the book when you can't open the text because you are on the go or to be able to follow the reading with your book in hand.

Kind of disappointed in that area but the discussion was regarding the specific chaper just not the actual text.

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Scholarly but not Spiritual

This was obviously written by ungodly men who do not believe that Moses wrote the 1st 5 books of the Bible

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very elementary.

Really sad this is considered college levels. Without being sarcastic this would be more appropriate for 8th grade.

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Nice Companion to the Book

I listened to this as a companion to the book by the same title. It is a wonderful introduction to the chapters in the book but cannot replace the actual reading of the book. The authors trade narrations as the chapters progress. The narrations were good but I downgraded my performance rating because one of the narrators, (Andrew Hill), often "uptalks" at the end of his sentences. It became distracting for me and sounded a bit patronizing.

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Highly Recommend

Excellent supplement to Walton & Hills textbook of the same name. It is not an audio version of the text but lectures around the content of each topic so it multiplies the learning experience.

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A bit preachy

Plenty of good content but the primary speaker tended to get preachy in tone. Not in the judgmental sense, but just a bit dramatic which over time wore me out.

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Great audio lecture

I really enjoyed the lecture. I was a bit disappointed that it was the lecture and not audio of the book. I guess ill have to tackle this one the old fashioned way.

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,Well-done and extremely thoughtful

This is a beautiful and thoughtful survey of the Old Testament. Whether for catholics protestants or orthodox christians, this is extremely valuable and open to all. And maybe most importantly those who are uncertain of their beliefs.

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  • Sam Darmo
  • 09-13-17

Not an audio of the actual book

This is an audio recording of lectures that follow the book chapters so they are not reading the actual book text.

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