This has got to be one of the best introductory texts to the OT. Drane covers the ground comprehensively using an easy to read style with lots of pictures, photographs and maps. By the end of it I had a much better grasp of the OT - who wrote what and why they wrote it (it being each Book!). It has left me with a much clearer understanding of the interconnectedness with the New Testament. A joy to read. Thoroughly recommend it.