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H.H. Hardy II. Exegetical Gems from Biblical Hebrew. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, July 16th 2019. 224 pp.

4 out of 5

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The publisher have said of this book that it is “perfect for students looking to apply their Hebrew and for past students who wish to review the essentials of Hebrew grammar.”   But before you dismiss that this book is something you can overlook because you don’t know Biblical Hebrew consider the possibility that this makes a great gift (Birthday, graduation, Christmas, etc) for someone you know in seminary, ministry and those who teach God’s Word and want to learn Hebrew or do use Hebrew regularly for teaching and preaching!

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Eugene H. Merrill, Mark Rooker and Michael A. Grisanti.  The World and the Word: An Introduction to the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, June 15th 2011. 560 pp.

5 out of 5

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How well do you know the Old Testament?  If you are like most Christians you can improve on your knowledge of the Old Testament.  In this book The World and the Word: An Introduction to the Old Testament three Old Testament scholars collaborated to write a helpful textbook on the Old Testament.  Together these scholars have a combined experience of decades if not even a century worth of research, teaching and writing on the subject of Old Testament.  Readers will greatly benefit from reading this title.

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Textual Criticism is the art and science of studying ancient manuscripts to find out what the text says from what the author first wrote a book, be it the Bible or other ancient writings.

For Christians textual Criticism is an important field both to know what God’s Word says and also as an apologetic.

There’s a lot of materials out there on the New Testament Textual Criticism, both in terms of books and internet resources.

There’s less for the Old Testament.

So below I have links to a three part audio series on MP3 on why we can know the words of the Old Testament are from the human authors (that is, it wasn’t changed).  Check it out!

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Back in July we did a three part outline series on how “We can know the words of the Old Testament.”  There’s a total of 13 reasons given of why we can know and reconstruct what’s the content of the Old Testament.

The response to these posts have been overwhelming in terms of views and comments and feedback.

Since it is such an important topic I thought I make a post with a table of contents to them.

Here’s the table of contents:

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We can know the words of the Old Testament Part 3

Review: Last two lessons we saw a total of nine reasons why we can know the original words of the Old Testament

  • Reason #1: God’s Word says the Word of God will endure forever
  • Reason #2: The Old Testament was written down.
  • Reason #3: Temple officials were intentional in checking the manuscripts
  • Reason #4: Masora Finalis
  • Reason #5: Jesus affirms the words of the Scriptures will endure
  • Reason #6: Masora Parva
  • Reason #7: Dead Sea Scroll
  • Reason #8: Oldest Hebrew Witness
  • Reason #9: Other language translations

Purpose: In this session we shall consider more reasons why we can believe why we can know the actual words of the Old Testament so that we will have faith in God’s Word being God’s Word.

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It’s a shame that the Minor Prophets in the Old Testament is often neglected and ignored.

Here’s our series of outlines surveying the Minor Prophets in the Old Testament.

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We can know the words of the Old Testament Part 2

Review: Last week we saw four reasons why we can know the original words of the Old Testament

    1. Reason #1: God’s Word says the Word of God will endure forever
    2. Reason #2: The Old Testament was written down.
    3. Reason #3: Temple officials were intentional in checking the manuscripts
    4. Reason #4: Masora Finalis

Purpose: In this session we shall consider more reasons why we can believe why we can know the actual words of the Old Testament so that we will have faith in God’s Word being God’s Word.

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