At the request of the Association of German Evangelical Theological Students, two prominent German Scholars have written this brief guide for beginners in the field of biblical exegesis. The book offers two essays, the first dealing with old Testament, and the second with New Testament topics. Although affirming the Holy Scriptures as ""the source and norm of faith,"" the authors aim to Help the student to an ""objective"" approach to the problems of exegesis, steps in method, choice of texts, linguistic aids, and general resource literature, are given. The Concluding bibliography enters more than a hundred items. Although intended for the beginning theological student, the guide is hardly accessible to the lay reader. It my be questioned, also, whether the general orientation Of American theological students will lead them to find the book as helpful as it maybe to their German contemporaries.