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STUDIES OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
Classic Essays to Show the Perpetuity of the Old Testament as a Living Book for All Ages
Austin Phelps, author of 'The Still Hour'

Austin Phelps (1820-1890) was a congregational minister, a professor of sacred rhetoric and homiletics, and later a president of Andover Theological Seminary. He wrote several books which were widely read, but none as much as "The Still Hour." Some of the subjects covered are quite unique, such as "Absence of God, in Prayer", "Unhallowed Prayer", "Distrust in Prayer", "Indolence in Prayer" and "Idolatry in Prayer." This is a book that will both convict and encourage. It is perfect alike for the new believer and the aged saint who has walked with Christ for decades.

"Comforting, convicting, and correcting, Phelps's 'Still Hour' is the best short book a Christian can read to stir up his or her sluggish soul and lay hold of God afresh by means of biblical, heartfelt prayer." --Joel R. Beeke, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary

What is said about THE STILL HOUR deserves to be said about STUDIES OF THE OLD TESTAMENT. The opening essay on "The Prophet of the Broken Heart" and the closing chapter on "Christ the Centre of Biblical Thought" are truly worth the price of the book, but all of the other 22 chapters are soul-stirring and heart-warming as well.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. The Prophet of the Broken Heart - Jeremiah 9:1

II. God works with Minorities who are working for Him - 2 Chronicles 20:15,17

III. A Model of Prayer in Emergencies - 2 Chronicles 14:11

IV. An Ancient Revival of Religion - 2 Chronicles 15:8,9,12-15

V. Christian Alliances with Wicked Men - 2 Chronicles 19:2

VI. Honoring God's House - 2 Chronicles 24:4,5,13

VII. Presumption in the Worship of God - 2 Chronicles 26:16-20

VIII. Fidelity to the Religion of a Godly Ancestry - 2 Chronicles 17:3-5

IX. The Lost Son of a Godly Father - 2 Chronicles 28:19,22,23,25

X. The Godly Son of an Ungodly Father - 2 Chronicles 29:1,2; 31:20,21

XI. The Prodigal Son of Godly Parents - 2 Chronicles 33:12,13

XII. The Twin Serpents - Genesis 4:8-13

XIII. Avowed Enemies of Religion - 2 Chronicles 32:9-16

XIV. A Talk with Young People about Josiah - 2 Chronicles 34:1-3

XV. An Ancient Model of Youthful Temperance - Daniel 1:8

XVI. The Lost Bible - 2 Chronicles 34:14,20,21

XVII. Good Men who are not Churchmen - Jeremiah 35:18,19

XVIII. Intertwining of God's Plans with the Plans of Men - Jeremiah 52:8-11

XIX. The Kingdoms that die, and the Kingdom that lives - Daniel 2:44,45

XX. Fruitless Convictions of Sin - Daniel 5:1,5,6,25-28,30

XXI. The Men in the Fire - Daniel 3:16-18

XXII. The Man in the Lions' Den - Daniel 6:21-23

XXIII. The Fulfillment of Prophecy in the Career of Cyrus - 2 Chronicles 36:22,23

XXIV. Christ the Centre of Biblical Thought - Daniel 7:13,14

In the Author's Introductory Note he explains the reason for publishing this work: "These studies of the Old Testament were originally published in one of our most widely-circulated religious papers. So many persons have expressed a wish for them in a more permanent form, that they are now gathered into this volume. Slight changes have been made, -- a change in the order of topics, an occasional enlargement or alteration of paragraphs, and a few corrections. If the volume serves to illustrate, in any degree, how ancient and neglected Scriptures may be revived in the popular interest, and thus to show the perpetuity of the Old Testament as a living book for all ages, the object of this republication will be accomplished." - Theological Seminary, Andover, Mass. - Oct. 1, 1878.

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