An Introduction to the Bible

An Introduction to the Bible

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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, and Introduction to Religion. Text explores the literary, historical, and contemporary worlds of the Bible and shows 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. Includes coverage of recent trends in biblical scholarship.show more

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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 175.3 x 231.1 x 15.2mm | 589.68g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • 0131189662
  • 9780131189669

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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"One of the features I like about the Hauer and Young text is its attempt to bring the values and ethics of the Bible into the contemporary world through discussion questions. The questions are typically open-ended enough that any student can relate to them... and they allow students to realize that not everyone who reads the Bible understands its message in the same way." - Naomi Steinberg, DePaul University "The text's three-world approach is a clear and accessible critical methodology for introducing students to the critical study of religious texts .... It balances the critical scholarship well with the more immediate practical and contemporary concerns of the typical undergraduate student. It does not get bogged down in exegesis, but neither does it merely summarize the Bible as others do. It occupies the perfect middle position ...." - Jeffrey W. Robbins, Lebanon Valley Collegeshow more

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