The year 1960 saw a diversity of works dealing with the Old Testament. To examine all of them would, of course, be impossible; therefore we shall only look at a number of volumes which represent different types of study of the Old Testament.
THE ENTIRE OLD TESTAMENT
Two works covering the entirety of the Old Testament call for special mention:
In The Biblical Expositor (Holman) of which Carl F. H. Henry is Consulting Editor, we are dealing not with the product of one author but of many. Each writer seeks to bring out the message of the Old Testament book with which he is dealing. Each treatment begins with an outline which is followed by a development of the message of that particular book. To include so much material in two volumes is indeed an accomplishment, and what is pleasing is the high character and quality of most of the comments. The work is a good one to place in the hands of a person who does not know much about the Old Testament, for it really turns him to the sacred text itself. The writers are men who believe in the truthfulness of the Scriptures and their comments are in line with this basic conviction.
Explore the Book is the work of one man, J. Sidlow Baxter. In a series of six volumes (two devoted to the New Testament) Zondervan has issued this challenging study which is designed to introduce the reader to the Old Testament itself. The books contain many outlines, charts, and helps to aid the reader in his exploration. Dr. Baxter loves the Old Testament as the Word of God and there is no question as to his loyalty to the Scriptures. His work follows the lines of some of the great teachers among the Plymouth Brethren and leans toward a dispensational position.
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