Chapter 2 is an introduction to the book of Hosea. Aspects considered are the date and world in which Hosea lived.
The house of David is central to the Bible's message of salvation. Boda explores in Chapter 1 the theological theme of David and his household. He starts with David and New Testament theology, and proceeds to trace in the Old Testament the relationship between King David and God as king. Relevant passages considered are 1 Samuel 8, Romans 1:3, and 2 Corinthians 6:18.
Chapter 1 is an introduction to the book of Jonah. Aspects considered are the date and composition of the book, Israel’s distinctiveness and their covenant infidelity, and the message of the book. Questions for further reflection are at the end of the chapter.
Chapter 1 is an introduction to the book of Daniel. The author considers the book's composition, dating, and message. At the end are a few questions to facilitate further reflection.
Chapter 1 deals with matters of introduction to the book of Job. The book's nature, setting, and place in history are considered. At the end of the chapter are a number of questions for further reflection.