Verse by Verse, The Old Testament Volume 2

by D. Kelly Ogden, Andrew C. Skinner

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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 professor of ancient scripture and Near Eastern studies and holder of the Richard L. Evans Professorship of Religious Understanding at Brigham Young University, where he served as dean of Religious Education and as the first executive director of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. A member of the international editorial group that translated the Dead Sea Scrolls and author or coauthor of more than two hundred articles and books on religious and historical topics, Dr. Skinner taught at the BYUJerusalem Center and was its associate director. He has served in the Church in several capacities: bishop, counselor in the Israel district presidency, member of the Correlation Evaluation Committee, and member of the Sunday School General Board. He and his wife, Janet Corbridge Skinner, are the parents of six children and grandparents of seven.

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Has good information, but title is misleading
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

The title says 'verse by verse' leading me to believe I could turn to it for clarification while studying the Old Testament. It really follows in a summary form between a set of verses or chapter by chapter, and sometimes several chapters together. IT doesn't necessarily help clarify confusing verses. Still, it has some great historical content, showing background for the time period, customs, giving an overall life history on the prophets where possible, and adding other material to enhance one's learning of the Old Testament, and old testament times.

I later came across a book by David J. Ridges, entitled Your Study of Jeremiah Made Easier. He starts each chapter with background information, and then follows the scriptural account verse by verse, giving clarification along the way. This helped me a great deal. I learned he also has a set for the Old Testament, "Made Easier". Although I haven't had a chance to check it out I believe it may follow the same format. If so, this may be a possibility for those, like me, who want references for the verses.

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