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The Zondervan Biblical and Theological Lectures series provides a unique audio learning experience. Unlike a traditional audiobook's direct narration of a book's text, A Survey of the Old Testament: Audio Lectures includes high quality live-recordings of college-level lectures that cover the important points from each subject as well as relevant material from other sources.

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: Audio Lectures 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.

©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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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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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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very elementary.

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

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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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great supplement to the text

I love how the two authors trade off different sections of the book. They each have their unique perspectives to add to the overall experience of the text.

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Where are the readings from the book?

These are the class lectures not readings from the book. I have both the book and am taking the course. I expected for this to be much closer to the book. It's such that you will have trouble following the book and a lot is missed.

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  • 09-13-17

Not the whole book

Great as a summary of the OT but it is not the whole book as I wrongly thought it was.

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