About the Author
John H. Hayes is Professor Emeritusof Old Testament at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. He’s the writer of a lot of books, including Introduction to the Bible, Biblical Exegesis: A Beginner’s Handbook (with Carl Holladay), The Jewish Other folks in Classical Antiquity (with Sara Mandell), and Old Testament Theology: Its History and Development (with Frederick Prussner), all published by WJK.
John Hayes and Carl Holladay have thoroughly revised and expanded this easiest-selling textbook, adding new chapters on emerging methods of interpretation and using computer technology for exegesis. All bibliographies have been up to date, and Scripture has been converted to the NRSV. This new edition retains the features of the early editions: no less than technical terms, solid introductory guidelines in exegetical methods, and a valuable presentation of exegetical theory and practice. It’s ideal for general introductory exegesis courses, introductions to the Old and New Testaments, and introduction to preaching, in addition to for pastors and lay leaders.