The Torah Story presents a Christian reading of the first five books of the Bible. The central interpretation is that the Torah story is the beginning of the gospel. This book provides full-color student-friendly access to Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. It is ideally suited as a textbook for an introductory course on the Pentateuch, or a survey of the Hebrew Bible with an emphasis on the Pentateuch. Each chapter begins and ends with helps for accessibility and interaction (click on back cover for details).

From the back cover:
“A refreshingly new approach to the Torah—neither an introduction nor a commentary—The Torah Story provides a model of how to read Scripture intertextually. It leaves no doubt as to the overarching unity of the message and composition of the Pentateuch."
Eugene H. Merrill, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Old Testament Studies
Dallas Theological Seminary

 “Gary Schnittjer demonstrates his skills as a master teacher and superb scholar, effectively combining basic information and advanced subject matter. Schnittjer’s blending of traditional evangelical convictions and current issues makes the volume very engaging."
Paul R. House
Associate Dean and Professor of Divinity
Beeson Divinity School

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