This present book surveys the whole Old Testament. Beginning with a general introduction of the Old Testament, Brother Gingrich has included an unusual amount of information in a brief testament of every book from Genesis to Malachi, information needed by every student of the Bible in the initial stages of studying these treasured writings of God’s ancient prophets. Of special interest in light of the modern controversy over the inspiration of the text of Scripture is the emphasis the writer places on the trustworthiness, inspiration, and canonicity of the books of the Old Testament.
It is essential for the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in our day to begin to study this tragically neglected portion of the Bible. The Old Testament was the Bible of the apostles, of the first Christians, and most importantly, of Jesus Himself. They found life in its pages as that ancient Word revealed Christ and the meaning of His life and death. It is, additionally, the foundation of much of the thought of the New Testament so that it is really impossible for Christians today to understand the beloved books of the New without a thorough understanding of the Old. We are blessed, therefore, to have this very helpful little book to aid in the study and teaching of such an important portion of God’s Word.