Our brand new High School level textbook introduces students to the Old Testament...
If the Bible were compared to a house, the Pentateuch or Torah would be like the foundation-the part upon which the whole house stands rooted to the ground. The fundamental principles of all that God is doing in the world, from its creation until its consummation, are contained right here. In The Bible's Foundation, Dr. Nathan Schmiedicke, Professor of Scripture at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska, skillfully guides the reader through the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, introducing Adam, Abel, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Joshua, and many other pivotal figures of salvation history and drawing out the meaning of the creation of the world and the creation of Israel, the banishment from Eden, and the sign of the Promised Land. Over the course of the book, Dr. Schmiedicke, like a master artisan teaching the practice of a craft, shows the apprentice reader how to read the Bible in general, and the Pentateuch in particular, so as to derive the most benefit from it.
6" x 9" softcover 400 pages
“A systematic, accessible, and orthodox introduction to Genesis. Dr. Schmiedicke has faithfully distilled the complex structure and lessons of the Pentateuch for a popular audience.”—Fr. Dominic Savoie, FSSP
“Rarely have I seen a Bible commentary as illuminating as Dr. Schmiedicke’s introduction to the Pentateuch. He takes what could seem a confusing and at times dry text and brings it to life by explaining the characters, places, stories, symbols, precepts, and even the humor in it. This master interpreter opens it up as a rich source for understanding the Catholic faith and a treasury of wisdom applicable to our lives.”—Peter A. Kwasniewski, Ph.D.
“Nathan Schmiedicke’s logical arrangement of the topics, clear explanation of biblical story-telling and wordplay, and memorable tables and charts make this work a highly effective tool for teachers and students alike in deciphering the complex symbolism at work in the Pentateuch, and consequently in appreciating God’s plan for the salvation of mankind all the more.”—Fr. John Killackey, FSSP