In this thought-provoking book, Walter Kaiser makes the case that the Old Testament documents are bothhistorically reliable and personally and socially relevant. He explores the origins of and genres of the Old Testament books, and probes its relevance for the Christian faith today. In an epilogue he asks and answers the question, What is the Old Testament all about? Readers will also find a helpful glossary of terms at the back. The result is a probative book for all who face the challenges of reading and applying the Old Testament in today's world.