This comprehensive survey introduces students to the theological emphasis of the entire Old Testament, from Genesis through Malachi. William J. Dumbrell demonstrates that the Hebrew Bible is not merely a book about ancient Israel. It's a book about God - His character, nature and work in history.
"Dumbrell is a well-trained and highly seasoned scholar whose historical, exegetical, and theological skills are evident throughout this erudite volume... This is the very best sort of Old Testament survey - one that not only teaches facts about the Bible but also shows the purpose and meaning of what you are reading."
- Douglas Stuart, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
"All who care for high-grade canonical biblical theology should welcome Dumbrell's magnum opus. Clear and well-informed, thoroughly abreast of current scholarship, and full of good matter economically expressed, this is equally a textbook for students, a reference book for expositors and a guidebook for thoughtful laypeople who want to take the measure of the book of God. Dumbrell does the church masterful service in these close-packed, nutritious pages."
- J. I. Packer, Regent College