Chapter 2 is an introduction to the book of Hosea. Aspects considered are the date and world in which Hosea lived.
Chapter 1 is an introduction to the book of Zechariah. Aspects that are considered include reading the book in its historical and literary context, and relating it to our present context.
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 introduces the book of Judges. The focus is on the historical context and circumstances as well as the chronology of the judges.
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.
In the section of the chapter we present here, Longman introduces the book of Job. Different aspects of the book are explored. First he deals with the title of the book, its place in the canon, authorship, and date. He then considers the text, language, translation, and genre of the book.