Teachings and Commentaries on the Old Testament

by Richard J. Allen, Ed J. Pinegar

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The Old Testament is the foundation of the Holy Scriptures. Though our personal scriptural study is incomplete without the knowledge provided by this canonized book, studying and understanding the Old Testament can often be difficult. Now with the help of Ed J. Pinegar and Richard J. Allen, you'll look forward to Old Testament study as you gain a deeper understanding of the earliest of our standard works.

Teachings and Commentaries on the Old Testament includes:

  • An overview of the major themes and doctrine contained in the Old Testament and the Pearl of Great Price
  • A portrait of the Savior as He is referenced throughout the books of the Old Testament
  • Inspiring commentary from the complete text of Latter-day Commentary on the Old Testament highlighting key scriptural passages
  • In-depth insights on gospel doctrine reading assignments
  • Pathways of study to make learning easier
  • Hundreds of applicable quotes from modern Apostles, prophets, and Church leaders
  • Insightful applications for our own lives and times

About the Authors

Richard J. Allen

Richard J. Allen is a husband, father, teacher, and writer. He has served on several high councils, in several stake presidencies, and as a bishop. Richard's teaching assignments in the Church have included service as a full-time missionary, instructor in various priesthood quorums, Gospel Doctrine teacher, and stake institute director. He has served as a faculty member at both Brigham Young University and the Johns Hopkins University. Richard has coauthored many articles, manuals, and books and has served on a number of national educational boards. He and his wife, Carol Lynn Hansen Allen, have four children and five grandchildren.

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Ed J. Pinegar

Ed Pinegar is a retired dentist and long-time teacher of early-morning seminary and religion classes at Brigham Young University. He currently teaches at the Joseph Smith Academy in Nauvoo and has served as a mission president in England and at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah. He has been a bishop and a stake president and is a temple sealer. Ed and his wife, Patricia, have eight children, thirty-five grandchildren, and five great- grandchildren.

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Re Teachings and Commentaries on the Old Testament
By , Submitted on 2018-02-19

I'm sorry I disparaged this book in the review some years ago. It is probably what most members are seeking in content to aid in teaching, and the book itself is beautiful, nice addition to coffee table or display shelf when not in use.

The best Old Testament supplement for teaching Gospel Doctrine
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Unlike other commentaries on the Old Testament, this book is organized according to the lesson material in the Gospel Doctrine teacher's manual. There are also sections organized by prophet and other topics, but the part that is most helpful to me is the lesson material. It does not provide in-depth explanation to any particular verses or history, but it is well-organized according to theme and lesson topics. I find this book to be the one I use the most as I prepare my lessons each week.

Helpful, insightful resource
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

If you are looking to apply the principles of the Old Testament to your daily life you may find this commentary very helpful. If you are searching for an in-depth scholarly study and historical background you may be disappointed.
This volume brings forth spiritual insights to the OT text through well organized topics,quotes and personal stories that relate to the the key topics & values taught in the OT.This volume was a great resource.

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I'm so disappointed I paid money for this book. The book format is like a syllabus or outline for a religion course with absolutely no substance or information. Instead of following the Old Testament text in depth, there are a bunch of random quotes from General Authorities and modern day prophets which I don't think necessarily flow with the Old Testament text. I guess if you like jumping all over the place in your scripture reading you might not mind it, but I find it so distracting. Oh, there are some good modern day cheesy stories to boot. The book's themes and ideas are all over the map. The book has A.D.D and needs a dose of ritalin. I am teaching Old Testament and was hoping to find a book that added interesting historical background information and insight helps me understand the Old Testament text and teach it as a more interesting and focused lesson. Do not buy this book if you are looking for a companion study for the Old Testament.

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