An Introduction to the Bible

An Introduction to the Bible : A Journey into Three Worlds

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For one-term, freshman/sophomore-level courses in Introduction to the Bible, Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Introduction to the New Testament, The Bible as Literature, Introduction to Religion. Widely acknowledged as the best one-volume introduction to the Bible, this popular text explores the literary, historical, and contemporary worlds of the Bible, and is ideal for those who have had little or no previous exposure to the subject. Drawing on the most recent trends in biblical scholarship, the authors introduce students to the dynamics of each of these worlds and the methods scholars have developed to study them, and encourage students to engage in lively discussions of the contemporary significance of the Bible. The text is not meant to be a substitute for reading the Bible, but rather enables instructors and students to explore the Bible more meaningfully themselves.show more

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  • Paperback | 426 pages
  • 180.3 x 233.7 x 17.8mm | 644.11g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 5th edition
  • 0130316784
  • 9780130316783

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION. 1. The Three Worlds of the Bible: An Orientation. 2. Preparing for the Journey: An Orientation to the Methods of biblical Study. II. THE TORAH. 3. Origins: The Book of Genesis. 4. Covenant: Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. III. PROPHETS. 5. The Nation Israel: Joshua, Judges, First and Second Samuel, First and Second Kings (The Former Prophets). 6. Covenant Advocates: The Prophets of Ancient Israel (The Latter Prophets). IV. THE WRITINGS. 7. Israel's Sacred Songs: Psalms, Song of Songs, and Lamentations (The Writings I). 8. The Way of Wisdom: Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes (The Writings II). 9. The Rest of the Writings: Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Ruth, Esther, and Daniel. V. AFTER THE TANAK. 10. Jewish Life and Literature (200 B.C.E.-100 C.E.). VI. THE GOSPELS. 11. The Proclaimer: Jesus of Nazareth. 12. The Proclaimer Becomes the Proclaimed: Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John. VII. THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES. 13. The Birth of Christianity: The Acts of the Apostles. VIII. LETTERS. 14. Paul: Apostle to the Gentiles: The Letters of Paul. 15. The Growing Church: The Pastoral and General Epistles, Hebrews, and the Revelation to John. IX. CONCLUSION. 16. Journey On! Glossary. Annotated Bibliography. Index.show more

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