Verse by Verse, The Old Testament Vol. 1 & 2

by D. Kelly Ogden, Andrew C. Skinner

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Volume 1 What can the Old Testament teach us about how to live the gospel in our own day? How can understanding the law of Moses help us live the higher law of Christ? What beautiful promises of peace and comfort are woven throughout the Psalms?

This volume is the first in a two-volume commentary on the Old Testament, adding to the acclaimed Verse by Verse series by scripture scholars D. Kelly Ogden and Andrew C. Skinner.

Here we learn how to discover our Savior, Jesus Christ, in each book of Old Testament scripture. The authors shed clarifying light on the five books of Moses (the Pentateuch), the history of Jehovah's dealings with Israel through the reign of Solomon, and the beloved and beautiful psalms of ancient Israel.

Brother Ogden and Skinner help us see the importance of offering sacrifice and keeping covenants as they discuss the symbolism of the Ark of the Covenant and the operation of the ancient Tabernacle and Temple. Quotations from latter-day prophets and apostles enhance these solid doctrinal discussions and explanations of difficult passages to help us liken the scriptures of ancient Israel unto ourselves.

This commentary offers soul-satisfying enrichment to our study of the Old Testament, whose timeless truths testify that the Lord is "the same yesterday, today, and forever."

Volume 2 What can the Old Testament teach us about how to live the gospel in our own day? What relationships can we see between our challenges and those face by the children of Israel in ancient times? Why do we need to understand the poetry and promises of Isaiah—and how can we learn to do that?

This volume is the second in a two-volume commentary on the Old Testament, adding to the acclaimed Verse by Verse series by scripture scholars D. Kelly Ogden and Andrew C. Skinner.

Here we learn how to discover our Savior, Jesus Christ, in the scriptures of ancient Israel. Brought to life are the stories of Esther, Job, Daniel, Jonah, and others in ways that connect our lives with theirs. And the authors explore with us the book of Isaiah, enabling us to grasp better than ever the treasures of prophecy and poetry of the great seer who foresaw Jesus Christ, our own day, and the millennial era. We gain insights into the blessings of offering sacrifice and keeping covenants. Quotations from latter-day prophets and apostles enhance these doctrinal discussions to help us liken the scriptures of ancient Israel unto ourselves.

This commentary offers soul-satisfying enrichment to our study of the Old Testament, whose timeless truths testify that the Lord is "the same yesterday, today, and forever."

About the Authors

D. Kelly Ogden

D. Kelly Ogden is a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University. His doctoral work focused on the Hebrew language and historical geography of biblical lands. He has walked the length and breadth of the Holy Land and climbed Mount Sinai eighteen times. Dr. Ogden has written numerous books and articles on the Bible, especially during the fourteen years he lived in the Near East. He was associate director of the BYU Jerusalem Center and assisted in the preparation of the Latter-day Saint edition of the King James Bible. He has served as branch president in Jerusalem, mission president in Chile, Missionary Training Center president in Guatemala, and sealer in the Provo Utah Temple. He and his wife, Marcia Hammond Ogden, are the parents of four children.

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Andrew C. Skinner

Andrew C. Skinner is a former dean of Religious Education at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, and founding executive director of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at BYU. He is Professor of Ancient Scripture and Near Eastern Studies at BYU, a member of the international advisory board of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation, author of several books and over 200 articles and encyclopedia entries on religious and historical topics. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado, holds masters’ degrees from Iliff School of Theology and Harvard University, and a Ph.D. degree in European and Near Eastern history from the University of Denver. He pursued graduate studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and taught at BYU’s Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies on several occasions. He taught Military History at the University of Colorado and Ricks College and was the recipient of a U.S. Military Academy Fellowship in U.S. military history. He is married to Janet Corbridge Skinner.

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Reviews

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Verse by verse The New Testament
By , Submitted on 2019-02-25

I have thoroughly enjoyed using this book as it gives depth to my understanding of the New Testament. It adds sources and references that clarify in depth the teachings of the gospel and gives me a deep love and respect for the Savior.

Great But Could Be Better
By , Submitted on 2015-08-06

I've read the previous two reviews and agree with the technical problems on eBook. The bookmark can be difficult to use and doesn't always save your place. It is frustrating to scroll through 50 pages or so to find what you want. I have the Old Testament in hardback and eBook and the New Testament on eBook only. After dealing with eBook only, it SO makes me want the book in my hand. One reason is that the actual scripture is not given--you need your scriptures by you to know the reference and understand the commentary. I also have the Verse by Verse by David Ridges which does give the scripture. I prefer his format. That said, these study guides give a lot of information that Ridges does not. The authors make some poignant insights. However, my mother lived part of teen years in a Jewish home and she gives better explanations of Jewish holidays and customs that ANY scripture commentary I have come across yet. Not that holidays and customs are not covered, they just tend to not have the depth of understanding and application to Christ that I am looking for. I do recommend the work, but encourage you to consider to purchase the hardbound/eBook combo if you are an eBook user. In fact, I think Deseret Book should always make a combo option when there are eBook versions of any title available.

Worth every penny!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I am LOVING this supplement! As this is my first time reading the Old Testament I am really in need of this resource! So far I have used it daily while reading up through 1 Samuel. It has been priceless to me. It makes it makes it not only easier for me to understand, but actually makes it possible. It is not hard to navigate through at all. Any modern technology makes every section a finger tap away. Some books are broken down chapter by chapter, others are broken down as <5-10 verses at a time. I feel it is a very effective format. I keep an app with this and another with the scriptures on my phone side by side. I have recommended it to all of my family. I feel it would be a fantastic gift for anyone who is intimidated by starting the Bible! I never imagined I could be so engrossed daily in reading the Bible, but because of this supplement, this has become my reality. I really LOVE it and crave reading more!

Disappointing - eBook Format
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Admittedly, I have only been through Genesis, but the commentary is not as scholarly as I had hoped. It is only divided by book, not book and chapter. To get to Genesis 39 for example you have to go to Genesis and scroll through 38 chapters! The greater reason for a low review is technical. I read a lot on DB bookshelf. I have never had so many difficulties with an ebook. This book is slow to respond. Scrolling is slow, delayed and frustrating. The tools such as highlight and copy only work half the time. I gave up trying to highlight anything. I am using an iPad and don't know if android versions have the same issues. If you could return ebooks for a refund I would do it.

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