Reading the Old Testament. Method in Biblical Study

Barton, John: Reading the Old Testament. Method in Biblical Study. Philadelphia: Westminster John Knox Press 1997. 312 old. ISBN 9780664257248

New biblical methods seem to appear each year, and it can be difficult for students to find a comprehensive survey to the wide range of interpretive options. Reading the Old Testament enables introductory students to understand the established methods of biblical study along with the emerging trends of recent years. This book is firmly grounded in the best available scholarship; at the same time, it speaks to students with no previous knowledge of biblical study. Students will appreciate this book's clarity and precision as it compares traditional methods of exegesis with newer critical innovations in Old Testament study.