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The bestselling Encountering the Old Testament has become the leading Old Testament survey text. Now the second edition has been updated throughout with revisions to the text, sidebars, bibliographies, notes, and indexes. The book's numerous helpful features include sidebars, focus boxes, learning objectives, chapter outlines and summaries, and study questions.
The present volume complements Encountering the Old Testament and likewise targets an undergraduate audience. The book's goal is to provide college students with a basic collection of the ancient Near Eastern texts that most closely parallel or complement the biblical text. We want our readers to understand that the Bible was written in a certain historical, political, social, and cultural context, and we trust that these texts will help provide some of that context.
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