A survey of Old Testament introduction by Gleason Archer

By Gleason Archer

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

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 The moment part dissects each ebook of the outdated testomony individually.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

A Survey of previous testomony Introduction is useful to scholars and laymen who are looking to comprehend the conservative place of previous Testament issues and aren't afraid to check serious views. 

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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.

D . 170) r e n d e r e d t h e O l d T e s t a m e n t i n t o g o o d i d i o m a t i c G r e e k , a l t h o u g h s t i l l a d h e r i n g t o h i g h s t a n d a r d s o f accuracy. S y m m a c h u s was a n Ebionite, according t o Jerome, a l t h o u g h Epiphanius reports that h e was a Samaritan convert t o Judaism. U n fortunately there are o n l y a f e w fragments w h i c h have survived; they are collected i n Field's e d i t i o n (see footnote 7 ) . T h e s e fragments have been collected i n Field's edition of the Hexaplaric fragments, O r i g e n i s H e x a p l o r u m q u a e s u p e r s u n t , 1875.

T H E H E B R E W MANUSCRIPTS A N D T H E E A R L Y VERSIONS 39 # V I I , ca. A . D . 2 3 0 , c o n t a i n i n g p o r t i o n s o f I s a i a h w i t h glosses i n F a y yumic Coptic. # V , ca. A . D . 2 7 0 , c o n t a i n i n g p o r t i o n s o f G e n e s i s ( c h a p s . 8 , 2 4 , 2 5 , 3 0 — 46). # I V , ca. A . D . 3 5 0 , c o n t a i n i n g G e n e s i s 9 : 1 - 4 4 : 2 2 . d. , the Bodleian Genesis o f t h e t e n t h c e n t u r y , a t O x f o r d , a n d t h e C o t t o n Genesis o f t h e fifth c e n t u r y , a t t h e B r i t i s h M u s e u m ) .

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