lunes, 20 de marzo de 2017

Review: Interpreting Apocalyptic Literature



Series: Handbooks for Old Testament Exegesis
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Kregel Academic (July 27, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0825427614
ISBN-13: 978-0825427619

Who is the author?

Richard A. Taylor is senior professor of Old Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. Taylor's previous publications include Haggai and Malachi in the New American Commentary series David M. Howard, Jr. (Ph.D. University of Michigan) is Professor of Old Testament at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN. He has published seven books and numerous journal articles, book chapters, and essays, and is a past president of the Evangelical Theological Society.

What is this book about?

The author talk about: a) What is Apocalyptic Literature? b) Major Themes in Apocalyptic Literature c) Preparing for interpretation of Apocalyptic Literature, d)Interpreting Apocalyptic Literature, e) Proclaiming Apocalyptic Literature, f) Some samples from Apocalyptic Literature. Taylor offers an appendix looking at various theories of the origins of biblical apocalyptic literature.

My opinion on this book.

Its a basic introduction to apocalyptic literature Which is useful for all students of the scriptures. Bible scholars and seminary students will find in this book a solid foundation for their studies. The book has a large bibliography for advanced studies.