Short introduction to the Old Testament from an OT scholar……….

Dr. Claude Mariottini - Professor of Old Testament

Today I begin a series of studies on the Old Testament. The purpose of these studies is to introduce the Old Testament and provide an overview that will help readers gain a better understanding of the first section of the Bible.

The Old Testament

The Old Testament is an integral part of the Bible. The Bible is the book of the Church. Christians everywhere recognize that the Bible is the word of God. To believers, the Bible is authoritative in matters of faith and the guide to the daily life of the believer.

For Christians, this book of revelation contains the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament is the story of a people who lived in a period defined in universal history. The Old Testament narrates the events that happened in the history of Israel. For its authors, this story was the result of God’s direct intervention…

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