The Old Testament Story

The Old Testament Story

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This comprehensive exploration of the Old Testament is ideal for those who know little or nothing about the Bible. Widely adopted for its clear, lively writing style, interesting illustrations, and exceptional readability, it explores the development of Old Testament literature and provides the geographical and historical background necessary to understand more

Product details

  • Hardback | 397 pages
  • 172.72 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 748.42g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • illustrations, maps, index
  • 0130112933
  • 9780130112934

Table of contents

The book and those who study it; the geographical and historical setting for the Old Testament prior to 1200 B.C.E.; Israel looks at the beginnings; Israel becomes a people - Exodus and wilderness; Israel gains a home - Joshua and Judges; Israel gains a king - Samuel and Saul; Israel's time of glory - David and Solomon; Israel becomes two - the history of the Northern Kingdom; Judah - Rehoboam to Hezekiah (922-687 B.C.E.); Judah - Manasseh to Zedekiah and the exile; the exile - Judah's dark night of the soul; the postexilic period - Judah revived; a legacy of Israel - wise men and Psalm singers; the time of silence - Judah in eclipse; epilogue: the continuing more

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