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Miranda Alfaro October 25, 2013 Introduction to the Old Testament Journal Part 6

After reading the introduction of the NOAB, I saw that this Bible has been widely known for being a study bible for many people. I learned a lot about the situation of the author and the writing such as:

It was designed to keep the originality, not involving editorial contributions Format is organized to make it easiest for readers to understand Different font for footnotes to make it easier to find help to understand passages Each chapter has an introduction to help the reader understand better what they will be reading in this section of the bible Larger units of the Bible have full pages to understand more about them (ex/ the Pentateuch, The Historical Books, The Poetical and Wisdom Books, The Prophetic Books, The Apocryphal Books, The Gospels, etc.) They tell you first what the Pentateuch stands for and how it is made up of five books made to teach and instruct The author talks about the history and how the writings came about. This gives readers more background information which makes the reading more believable

This allows readers to feel more confident in reading the NOAB with all of the background information given and the history.

Coogan says that the Psalms are dated back to the end of the Persian period in the late fourth century. It says that the beginning Psalms which include Psalm 19, were psalms of blessings and asking of instruction. Each of the Psalms seems to fall under a specific category and this makes sense because Psalm 19 talks of instruction and praying for it.