Prelude to Light
Compiled and Edit by JoHanna Manley
This book provides highlights of the entire Old Testament – from Genesis to Maccabees – to familiarize the reader with its fascinating stories, prophets, wisdom, and history. It is done chronologically, by means of a dialog between the Old and the New Testament for easy daily reading. Lucent commentaries by Holy Fathers are added to show the meaning for modern readers. The light of Christ, the Messiah, shines through much of the book.
There is a detailed Table of Contents indicating Old Testament passages, and thematically matched New Testament quotations, as well as patristic commentators. As in previous volumes, various indexes are provided: an Index of Holy Fathers; and in an Appendix: a Table of Psalms; Some Liturgical uses of the Old Testament for Orthodox; a list of Biblical Odes and Chronology of Selected Kings and Events; an Index of New Testament passages; and a Subjects Index of Commentaries by Holy Fathers.