The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in the series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on the Old Testament, you'll dig into the first half of the best-selling book of all time. These texts, stories, and poetry of the Bible have shaped the lives and philosophies of more than half the planet for over 2,000 years. Its timeless message is always fascinating, relevant, and open to interpretation. In addition to summaries and commentaries, you'll also find* A short outline of Old Testament history* A chronological order of the writings* Important Old Testament dates* A selected bibliography Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure - you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.