The Old Testament Library is intended to provide a fresh and authoritative treatment of every important aspect of the Old Testament. Commentary volumes on individual books of the Old Testament not only discuss questions of historical and literary criticism but also develop the theological concern of the biblical authors. They should prove especially useful to clergy and students. General studies deal with the theology of the Old Testament, its interpretation, its background and so on. To make the series as widely available as possible, it is not available in paperback.