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Jehovah and the World of the Old Testament: An Illustrated Reference for Latter-Day Saints by Richard Neitzel Holzapfel

Jehovah and the World of the Old Testament: An Illustrated Reference for Latter-Day Saints by Richard Neitzel Holzapfel

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"Absolutely beautiful.... A rich, multi-layered resource for developing a broader and deeper understanding ... for the Bible. It will be helpful in preparing lessons and studying the scriptures." - Association for Mormon Letters

“You’ll find the world of the Old Testament coming to life and breathing actual interest into the pages of the text itself.” - Common Consent

”One of the best Old Testament volumes in years, which I hope finds its way into the hands of every Gospel Doctrine teacher in January.” - The Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research

“A great gift for serious students of the scriptures . . . as well as those of us who want to look smart during Gospel Doctrine class. The world of the Old Testament is painstakingly explored from a variety of angles, and the inclusion of stunning visuals makes the book a worthy investment.” - Segullah blog Gift Guide

"Visually stunning and verbally engaging, Jehovah and the World of the Old Testament brings the Bible to life for Latter-day Saint readers. Its lively text explores the Old Testament and its world through the lenses of history, language, geography, archaeology, and textual study. Its images draw readers into that world and invite them to understand it as never before. Shedding light on the people of the Bible and the challenges they face, Jehovah and the World of the New Testament tells their stories in a way that will have lasting meaning for readers." - Kent P. Jackson, Associate Dean of Religious Education and Professor of Ancient Scripture, Brigham Young University

This companion volume to the best-selling Jesus Christ and the World of the New Testament, is a helpful guide to Old Testament culture, language, history, and teachings. Richly illustrated with hundreds of images and photographs, including original artwork by Balage Balogh, artifacts, inscriptions, timelines, and accurate maps of the area, Jehovah and the World of the Old Testament presents and in-depth look at life in the ancient world and provides much-needed context for the biblical test. These illustrations bring ancient Israel to life, and with many informative historical explanations, cultural clarifications, and thoughtful insights, they will help readers come to value and understand the Old Testament as never before.

More than 400 topics provide important background for Old Testament times, from representations of key personalities such as Enoch and Aaron to detailed explanations of specific issues to legends that have persisted to our day, such as what happened to the ark of the covenant or the location of Mount Sinai.

As you explore the pages of this valuable and unique resource, your study of the Old Testament will be enriched, your understanding broadened, and your love of the great Jehovah expanded.

Richard Neitzel Holzapfel
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