The Complete Old Testament Studies

Rudolf Frieling

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  • An illuminating and perceptive examination of the stories of the Old Testament, clarifying the meaning of difficult passages for today’s readers
  • Reveals the rich imagery of the Old Testament accounts and songs, highlighting their ongoing relevance and value
  • Written by a highly revered and respected author in this field

A clear and insightful analysis of the meaning of the Old Testament stories from one of the founders of The Christian Community. Sheds light on challenging elements for modern readers while sharing the wisdom of these texts from a new perspective.

234 x 156 mm
Floris Books
Religion & Spirituality;
464 pages
Publication date:
23 Jun 2022


The Old Testament is full of many remarkable stories that pose a challenge to our modern understanding. In this collection of essays, Rudolf Frieling demonstrates his unique gift for delving deeper into the meaning of the Old Testament stories, presenting them from a fresh perspective that makes them more comprehensible to today's readers. In this insightful book Frieling:

-- Explores the accounts of the creation of the human being in Genesis.
-- Demonstrates the ongoing power of the Psalms.
-- Shows how the events of the Old Testament are a preparation for the coming of Christ.

Frieling's commanding grasp of the original Hebrew and close attention to detail brings to life the rich imagery of these accounts and songs, making this a unique guide to the wisdom of the Old Testament.


Rudolf Frieling (1901-86) was one of the founders of The Christian Community. Before becoming the leader of this movement for religious renewal in 1957, his work took him throughout Germany as well as to Vienna, Austria and New York. He was a prolific author of books on Christian thinking and his writings on the Old and New Testaments.

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