Edward J. Young
The author examines the nature of Old Testament theology, and compares Old Testament literature with reference to The Illiad and The Odyssey and the religious literature of Egypt and Babylonia. He traces the development of the oral tradition, which can be recognised in old Testament literature, and the cultural influence which affected the scribes. However, whilst he argues that these influences should be noted, he believes they are of secondary importance to the words themselves. He concludes with an analysis of the meaning of the Covenant, and the context and influence of Old Testament theology. He examines the prophecies preparing for the coming of the Messiah, and considers the manner in which the Old Testament paves the way for the New.