A survey of Old Testament introduction by Gleason Archer

By Gleason Archer

In this revised quantity, Gleason Archer's unique learn is up-to-date via writer Dillon Burroughs. It approaches the examine of the Old Testament from both a basic and particular aspect of view. 

Dealing first with matters over which many students debate, Archer bargains facts to help the conservative view of canonicity, historicity, inspiration, textual difficulties, and better criticism. The moment part dissects each e-book of the outdated testomony individually. Archer completely covers matters like biblical creationism; Noah's Ark and the flood; authorship; chronology; and alleged language, type, and subject matter differences.

A Survey of outdated testomony Introduction is beneficial to scholars and laymen who are looking to comprehend the conservative place of outdated Testament issues and aren't afraid to ascertain severe views. 

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C . ) . H e r e a g a i n t h e H a b a k k u k text q u o t e d stands i n a v e r y close r e l a t i o n s h i p t o t h e M T . T h e variants are fairly n u m e r o u s , t h o u g h m i n o r i n character, a n d o f t e n e x p l i c a b l e a s s i m p l e s c r i b a l e r r o r s . V e r y s e l d o m d o e s a v a r i a n t find support i n the L X X o r the other versions. Incidentally, the c o m m e n t a r y ( o r pesher) i s o f a v e r y s p e c i a l k i n d : i t i s u s u a l l y c o n c e r n e d w i t h h o w each verse is fulfilled i n recent ( H a s m o n e a n ) history a n d b y current events.

K e n y o n and Kahle incline to the v i e w that w h a t T h e o d o t i o n revised was a non-Sept u a g i n t a l text. I n t h e case o f D a n i e l , t h e T h e o d o t i o n t r a n s l a t i o n a l together displaced the original L X X version o f that book, for the very good reason that T h e o d o t i o n was faithful t o the f o r m o f the H e b r e w original current i n the early C h r i s t i a n centuries. ( T h e original L X X D a n i e l has b e e n p r e s e r v e d o n l y i n a single l a t e m i n u s c u l e , M S 88, a n d i n the recently discovered Chester Beatty P a p y r i I X - X .

4. 1 Q L e v i t i c u s fragments—chapters 19—22 r e p r e s e n t e d b y a f e w verses e a c h ( p e r h a p s f o u r t h c e n t u r y B . C — d e V a u x , a n d B u r r o w s g u a r d e d l y agrees, whereas Cross prefers second c e n t u r y ) . P u b l i s h e d i n Bart h e l e m y , p . 5 1 , p i . 8, 9. T e x t u a l l y t h i s M S is i n r e m a r k a b l e a g r e e m e n t w i t h t h e M T . I t is w r i t t e n i n p a l e o - H e b r e w script. 5. 4 Q D e u t e r o n o m y - B — 3 2 : 4 1 - 4 3 w r i t t e n i n h e m i s t i c h s as p o e t r y , not as prose.

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