A Companion to the Old Testament Writings

Volume 3 of Three

by Donald W. Haynes



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 28/11/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 376
ISBN : 9781669836889
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 376
ISBN : 9781669836872

About the Book

The Jews divided their sacred writ into three sections—the Torah and Histories; the Prophecies; and the Writings. This book is about the writings—Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Song of Songs, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Ruth, Esther, Jonah, and Daniel. Their content constitutes in a special way God’s Word for our times. This is a companion to one’s reading of the Bible. For each book there is an introduction, a section on “history and setting”; then, “Looking at the Text,” “Eternal Truths in this book,” and “Golden Texts. “Eternal Truths” are essential contributions made in this book to our contemporary idiom and theological situation, especially in American culture

About the Author

Dr. Donald W. Haynes is a retired United Methodist clergy and a member of the Western North Carolina Annual Conference. He is a graduate of High Point University and Duke University Divinity School. His honorary Doctor of Divinity is from Pfeiffer University. His first appointment was in 1954. He has thirty-eight years as a full time parish minister, four as Conference Director of Ministry, a term as District Superintendent, and has served six churches since his retirement. Also, after retirement, from 1999-2016 he was Director of Wesleyan Studies at Hood Theological Seminary, a racially diverse academic community affiliated with the AMEZ denomination. This is his seventh published book; others are in either biblical studies, Methodist history and doctrine, or “Singing our Faith,” a book on hymn stories. He is widowed, father of three children, seven grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. His hobbies are writing, woodwork, and yard work.