The Old Testament

The Old Testament : An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

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Designed for students undertaking their first systematic study of the "Hebrew Bible", this text has two goals: to acquaint readers with the content and major themes of the biblical documents, and to introduce them to issues in biblical scholarship. Pedagogically rich and reader-friendly, this text was designed for conventional introductory courses using historical-critical methodology, and will also be useful in courses studying the Bible as literature, or as a reference text in the study of ancient more

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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 188 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 725.76g
  • McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
  • Mayfield Publishing Co ,U.S.
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • Multiple languages
  • 0767409809
  • 9780767409803

Table of contents

Part I: The Hebrew Bible: An Overview 1. The Hebrew Bible: A Composite Portrait of God and the Divine-Human Relationship 2. The Process of Formation: The Transmission, Canonization, and Translation of the Biblical Text Part II: The Biblical World: Culture and Religion 3. The Ancient Near East: The Environment that Produced the Bible 4. The God of Israel: An Evolving Portrait Part III: The Torah 5. Who Wrote the "Books of Moses"? 6. The Five Books of Torah (Divine Instruction) 7. In the Beginning: The Book of Genesis 8. Freedom and Responsibility: The Book of Exodus 9. Regulating the Divine-Human Bond: The Books of Leviticus and Numbers 10. A Mosaic Legacy: The Book of Deuteronomy Part IV: The Prophets (Nevi'im) I 11. Introduction to the Deuteronomistic History 12. The Origins of Israel: The Book of Joshua 13. YHWH and Baal: The Book of Judges 14. The Birth of the Monarchy: The Books of 1 and 2 Samuel 15. Parallel Stories of Israel and Judah: The Books of 1 and 2 Kings Part V: The Prophets (Nevi'im) II 16. The Nature and Function of Israelite Prophecy 17. Prophets to the Northern Kingdom: The Books of Amos and Hosea 18. The Assyrian Crisis: Isaiah of Jerusalem, Micah, Zephaniah, and Nahum 19. The Babylonian Threat: The Books of Habakkuk, Jeremiah, and Obadiah 20. Prophets in Exile: Ezekiel and Second Isaiah 21. After the Exile: Israel's Last Prophets: Haggai, Zechariah, Third Isaiah, Joel, Malachi, and Jonah Part VI: The Writings (Kethuvim) 22. Introduction to the Writings: Reevaluating Israel's Life with God 23. The Postexilic Readjustment: The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah 24. Hebrew Poetry and The Book of Psalms 25. Israel's Wisdom Writers: Seeking God in Cosmos and Society: Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes 26. Four Books of the Megillot (Festival Scrolls): Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, and Esther 27. Reinterpreting Israel's History: 1 and 2 Chronicles 28. Keeping Torah in a Hostile World: The Diaspora, the Maccabean Revolt, Apocalyptism, and the Visions of Daniel Part VII: Additions to the Hebrew Bible: The Deuterocanonical Books 29. Introduction to the Apocrypha 30. The Pseudepigrapha: Noncanonical Writings of the Late Biblical Period 31. The Wars Against Rome and the Destruction of the Jewish State Glossary Bibliographyshow more

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