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5.0 out of 5 stars
An excellent introduction to the Old Testament, 30 Nov. 2000
This classic book is a must for anyone who wants to know how to approach that daunting collection of material we know as the Old Testament. Giving us a sense of the enormous historical sweep covered by the books of the OT, Charpentier guides us simply and clearly through the various types of material which we encounter in its pages. He helps us understand the difference betweens books of history, books of prophecy, books of wisdom material, etc, while showing us the historical context in which the different authors were writing. I cannot imagine a better introduction to the Old Testament for non-specialists.