Philip E. Satterthwaite is principal and lecturer in Old Testament, Hebrew and hermeneutics at Biblical Graduate School of Theology in Singapore. J. Gordon McConville is professor of Old Testament theology at the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham, England. He is the author of several books and studies on Old Testament topics, includingLaw and Theology in Deuteronomy (JSOT Press), Time and Place in Deuteronomy (with J. G. Millar, JSOT Press) and Judgment and Promise: An Introduction to the Book of Jeremiah (Apollos).
"The authors have produced an introduction to the Old Testament historical books that is solid in content, fully abreast of modern Old Testament scholarship, sensitive to the needs of beginning students and attractive in layout and presentation. . . . This book has my warm recommendation as a good, up-to-date introduction to the historical books of the Old Testament for university or seminary students."--Richard A. Taylor, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, September 2008