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Publisher's Summary

Taught by acclaimed Old Testament scholar Richard Clifford, essential listening for the inquisitive. 

Join Fr. Richard Clifford, celebrated Harvard-educated scripture scholar, on a journey through the 46 books of the Old Testament. 

The Old Testament contains a wealth of wisdom, spiritual insights, and timeless stories. In this expansive course, you will explore the Garden of Eden, the reigns of King David and King Solomon, beautiful poetry, the wisdom of the prophets, and much more. Your guide, Professor Richard Clifford, SJ, a world-renowned and widely published scriptural scholar. 

The Old Testament can sometimes prove challenging to modern listeners. With Fr. Clifford as personal professor, you will understand the fascinating historical and societal milieu of the Old Testament. You will examine the biblical books in the order in which they appear in the Christian Bible, looking at the Pentateuch (or Torah), the historical books, the wisdom literature (Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Sirach, Wisdom, and Psalms), and the prophets. 

You will come to see how the Old Testament prefigures and lends meaning to the New Testament. Along the way you will examine and appreciate the content of each book, looking at its relation to other biblical books and how it has been read throughout history. 

This is more than a Bible study: It is a profound program that will lead you to discover valuable insights into your own life and faith. 

This course is part of the Learn25 collection. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2013 Now You Know Media Inc. (P)2013 Now You Know Media Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Clifford has a remarkable ability to simplify complex texts, to address readers directly, and to convince them that ancient literature is worth their attention." (James L. Crenshaw, professor of Old Testament at Duke University)

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Exceptionally well-taught audio course

Fr. Clifford provides a fairly comprehensive overview of the Hebrew Scriptures while discussing several major themes in depth. I found his talks well grounded in scholarship and his presentations engaging.

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Great Audio Companion to the Old Testament

The Old Testament is so dense and filled with symbolism and historical references that it's hard to follow without a guide. That's why I got this audio series. Fr. Clifford does a great job of explaining the meaning of key passages. The study guide PDF that's included is also very helpful.

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What an achievement!

This marathon of a book examines each book of the old testament in a wonderful bible study audio course taught by the brilliant and kind Fr. Clifford. An all around excellent listen!

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Comprehensive and clear overview

Fr. Clifford's 101 course on the Old Testament was perfect for someone like me who was not raised in a faith but is interested in understanding biblical history and the accounts that have shaped so much of our culture. I had a basic, but fractured understanding of the Old Testament, and this course helped me understand it as a whole. I also appreciated the comparison of the Old Testament in Jewish and Christian accounts.

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No Free Study Guide - But Great Audiobook

There is a very misleading title to this book. it clearly states a free staudy guide and I thought it would be a download pdf. like other audiobooks i have off Audiable. This is a great book with great insights. Just change the name please!