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Old Testament Survey

History in the Making




A Survey
of the
Old Testament

Calvary Road Baptist Church
Alexandria, Virginia
Fall 2000


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And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in
all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

Luke 24:27

Dedicated to Raymond and Mieko Conrads for their faithfulness in desiring to learn more. May we all be like them as we grow older, physically and in Christ.

And, of course, with all my love to Debbie and Becky for their patient attitude.





A simple approach, in text form:

Keathley, J. Hampton III, Concise Old Testament Survey, Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C.,, 1998.

This WEB site also has articles entitled Introduction and Outline of each Old Testament book prepared by David Malick, and a set of articles entitled Introduction, Outline, and Argument for most Old Testament book prepared by Daniel B. Wallace, Ph.D. Associate Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary.

“In Between”:

Benware, Paul N., Survey of the Old Testament, Everyman’s Bible Commentary, Chicago: Moody Press, 1988.

Edersheim, Alfred, Bible History: Old Testament, New Modern Edition, nc: Hendrickson Publishers, 1995, originally published in seven volumes 1876-1887.

College Level Texts:

Arnold, Bill T. and Bryan E. Beyer, Encountering the Old Testament, Grand Rapids: Baker Book House. 1999.

Geisler, Norman L. A Popular Survey of the Old Testament, Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1977.

Wood, Leon, A Survey of Israel’s History, Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1970.

Workbook / Devotional:

Bailey Waylon and Tom Hudson, Step by Step Through the Old Testament, Nashville: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1991.

Stringfellow, Dr. Alan B., Through the Bible in One Year, Tulsa: Hensley Publishing, 1978, 1988.

In Chart Form:

Walton, John H., Chronological and Background Charts of the Old Testament, Grand Rapids, Zondervan Publishing House, 1978.




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