Edward J. Young’s An Introduction to the Old Testament has served Old Testament students well over the past forty years. In this classic, scholarly, conservative text Young concentrates on the literary characteristics of the Old Testament books, arguing for the inner harmony and underlying unity of the literary units in the Old Testament in contrast to those who seek to undermine the authorship of the traditional writers. The book includes special bibliographies for each chapter, a general bibliography, and three indexes.
Edward J. Young (1907-1968) was considered one of the ablest conservative scholars in the field of Old Testament, and served for many years as Professor of Old Testament at Westminster Seminary, Philadelphia.