Recent years have shown vast amounts of material from European and American scholarship on Old Testament theology. Sometimes giving different and contrdictory approaches causing confusion even amoung the scholars themselves as to the nature, method, function, and purpose of Old Testament theology. Hasel provides a comprehensive survey of the pertinent literature from all scholastic sources on the subject. Then proceeds to offer his own critical analysis of past and current methods. Out of which Hasel offers a new approach for doing Old Testament theology.