Of all the standard works, the books of the Old
Testament often seem most shrouded in mystery.
Unfamiliar vocabulary, cultural references, and
symbolism can feel like daunting prospects for
gospel study. So how can members of the Church
avoid the spiritual pitfalls of misunderstanding
these books of scripture? The answer lies in taking
the time to decipher the text one topic at a time. In
400 Questions & Answers
about the Old Testament,
renowned BYU religion professor Susan Easton
Black addresses a wide range of biblical topics
designed to answer an array of common questions
related to Old Testament study, such as:
The Lord planted a garden eastward in Eden.
Where was Eden located?
What was manna?
Why is the courage of Queen Esther such a big
part of the Feast of Purim?
This notable collection of doctrinal questions and
answers will prove invaluable as readers seek to
uncover the gospel gems hidden in the pages of the