Vital . . . pertaining to life; essential; of critical importance. Old Testament . . . the covenant of God with the Hebrew people as set forth in the Bible Issues . . . a point or matter, the decision of which is of special or public importance.
A dictionary can define the terms, but tackling the tough texts and difficult issues of Old Testament studies requires skillful study and balanced reflection upon the whole of Scripture.
Vital Old Testament Issues: Examining Textual and Topical Questions draws upon the insights and study of numerous evangelical scholars and writers to address crucial interpretive questions.
Some of the chapters included are: "The Validity of Numbers in Chronicles" by J. Barton Payne "The Archaeological Background of Daniel" by Edwin M. Yamauchi "The Prophecy of the Ten Nation Confederacy" by John F. Walvoord
Christian readers, church leaders, and pastors will appreciate the helpful scholarship of Vital Old Testament Issues.
Roy B. Zuck
Roy B. Zuck is Senior Professor Emeritus of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary, where he taught for twenty-three years, including seven years as Vice President for Academic Affairs. He is editor of Bibliotheca Sacra and coeditor of the widely acclaimed two-volume Bible Knowledge Commentary. He has written or edited more than seventy books on Christian education and biblical and theological topics. His books include Teaching as Paul Taught, Spirit-Filled Teaching, and Basic Bible Interpretation.