A survey of Old Testament introduction by Gleason Archer

Old Testament

By Gleason Archer

In this revised quantity, Gleason Archer's unique research is up to date through writer Dillon Burroughs. It approaches the research of the Old Testament from both a common and particular element of view. 

Dealing first with matters over which many students debate, Archer bargains proof 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 The moment part dissects each e-book of the outdated testomony individually.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 topic differences.

A Survey of outdated testomony Introduction is beneficial to scholars and laymen who are looking to comprehend the conservative place of previous Testament issues and aren't afraid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

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B e t w e e n 390 a n d 404 J e r o m e p r o d u c e d t h e rest of t h e O l d T e s t a m e n t ( i n c l u d i n g t h e A p o c r y p h a , a l t h o u g h h e questioned its c a n o n i c i t y ) . T h i s received m o r e or less o f f i c i a l a c c e p t a n c e as t h e n e w , a u t h o r i t a t i v e L a t i n B i b l e f o r t h e W e s t ern C h u r c h . O v e r the subsequent centuries it was published i n parallel columns w i t h the Itala ( f r o m whence it received some corruption).

T h e H a b a k k u k C o m m e n t a r y ( l Q p H b ) — c h a p t e r s 1 a n d 2 o n l y , w i t h c o m m e n t a r y notes interspersed b e t w e e n verses ( 1 0 0 - 5 0 B . 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.

T h e Arabic translation of Saadia G a o n forms a notable exception; being a Jew, h e translated directly f r o m the H e b r e w text (ca. 930). 4. T h e A r m e n i a n V e r s i o n seems t o h a v e r e c e i v e d its earliest f o r m i n t h e e a r l y fifth c e n t u r y . I t s h o w s s o m e i n f l u e n c e b y t h e P e s h i t t a . 5. O f t h e G o t h i c V e r s i o n b y W u l f i l a s ( c a . A . D . 3 3 0 ) l i t t l e r e m a i n s o f t h e O l d T e s t a m e n t . T h e C o d e x A r g e n t e u s c o n t a i n s o n l y N e h e m i a h 5—7.

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