Old Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors (4th Edition, Paperback)

Old Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors (4th Edition, Paperback)

Stuart, Douglas


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For years, Stuart's Old Testament Exegesishas been one of the most popular ways to learn how to perform exegesis - the science and art of interpreting biblical texts properly for understanding as well as proclamation. Completely updated and substantially expanded, this new edition includes scores of newer resources, a new configuration of the format for the exegesis process, and an entirely new section explaining where to find and how to use the latest electronic and online resources for doing biblical research. Stuart's approach provides a careful and judicious step-by-step guide to exegesis that works with any Old Testament passage. He provides guidance for full exegesis as well as for a quicker approach to provide information specifically tailored to the task of preaching. A glossary of terms explains the sometimes bewildering language of biblical scholarship, and a list of frequent errors guides the student in avoiding common mistakes. No exegetical guide for the Old Testament has been more widely used in training ministers and students to be faithful, careful interpreters of Scripture.

224 Pages
Published March 2009

About the Author

Douglas Stuartis Professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Massachusetts.

Book Details

224 Pages
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: March 2009
ISBN 13: 9780664233440

"This superb introduction to the sometimes intimidating task of Old Testament exegesis is both readable and relevant. It offers the interpreter a practical step-by-step method that takes on from text to sermon. Special features of the book include the author's lucid explanations, interesting illustrations, and up-to-date annotated bibliographies on all aspects of exegesis. My advice to would-be interpreters as they embark on the path of exegesis: Stuart's intro - don't leave home without it!"
- Robert B. Chisolm Jr., Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas

"Douglas Stuart's guide to exegesis is an excellent introduction to the proper interpretation of the Bible. The evaluative description of resource materials alone is worth the price of the book. Everyone who wants to learn how to be a responsible exegete should start here."
- Tremper Longman III, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California