Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture
Childs, Brevard S
"Childs's 'Introduction' stands as a monumental contribution to Old Testament scholarship. It will be, appropriately, a significant factor in biblical studies for at least the balance of this century."See All
John F. Priest
"In this major study, Childs has brought to full expression both his critical judgments and his boldest, imaginative, constructive proposals. He decisively changes what is meant and practiced as 'introduction' by fashioning an alternative form, not only in the answers given, but in the questions asked. His dialectic of firm discipline and theological sensitivity has far-ranging implications for scholarly analysis and faithful interpretation."See All
This Introduction attempts to offer a different model for the discipline from that currently represented. It seeks to describe the form and function of the Hebrew Bible in its role as sacred scripture for Israel. It argues the case that the biblical literature has not been correctly understood or interpreted because its role as religious literature has not been correctly assessed.