OT introductions

Cy Silver cys at isaac.exploratorium.edu
Fri Oct 30 14:24:15 EST 1998


The list of works which have "OT introduction", posted in the last few
days, is impressive.

Please keep in mind that the very use of the term "OT" suggests that the
writer / work has a Christian perspective. Nothing wrong with that.
However, these works often have a Weltanshaung that looks for
interpretations that presage Jesus as the Messiah, very much NOT a Jewish
perspective on the Hebrew Bible (aka OT). An illustration at the simplest
level: the order of the contents following the Pentateuch, differs in
Christian and Jewish editions, perhaps reflecting a Christian perspective.

E.g., Sailhammer is very interesting, but also very Christian in his work

Cy S.
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