9780801021763

Encountering the Old Testament : A Christian Survey

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  • ISBN13:

    9780801021763

  • ISBN10:

    0801021766

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 6/1/1999
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
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'śI highly recommend this volume to all who read the Old Testament. . . .This is a five star recommendation.'ť '”Messenger

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface 12(1)
Publisher's Preface 13(3)
To the Professor 16(1)
To the Student 17(1)
Abbreviations 18(1)
Acknowledgments 19(2)
What Is the Old Testament and Why Study It?
21(14)
Where and When Did the Events of the Old Testament Take Place?
35(28)
PART 1 Encountering the Pentateuch
Introduction to the Pentateuch: The Birth of God's People
63(14)
Genesis 1--11: The Prelude to Israel
77(12)
Genesis 12--50: The Patriarchs: Ancestors of Israel's Faith
89(14)
Exodus: A Miraculous Escape
103(14)
Leviticus: Instructions for Holy Living
117(10)
Numbers: Failure in the Desert
127(14)
Deuteronomy: Restoring the Covenant
141(16)
PART 2 Encountering the Historical Books
Introduction to the Historical Books: The History of Israel's Nationhood
157(10)
Joshua: Conquest and Division
167(14)
Judges and Ruth: Israel's Moral Crisis
181(14)
1 Samuel: God Grants a King
195(14)
2 Samuel: David's Reign
209(12)
1 Kings: The Glory of Solomon and the Beginning of the End
221(16)
2 Kings: The End of National Israel
237(14)
1 & 2 Chronicles: A Look Back
251(12)
Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther: A Time to Rebuild
263(18)
PART 3 Encountering the Poetical Books
Introduction to the Poetical Books: The Literature of God's People
281(8)
Job: One Man's Search for Justice
289(14)
Psalms: The Songbook of Ancient Israel
303(10)
Proverbs: Advice on Living in God's World
313(12)
Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs: Israelite Faith in Everyday Life
325(14)
PART 4 Encountering the Prophets
Introduction to the Prophets: Voices of God's Servants
339(14)
Isaiah 1--39: Prophet of Judah's Royal Court
353(16)
Isaiah 40--66: Great Days Are Coming!
369(14)
Jeremiah 1--20: Struggling with God's Call
383(10)
Jeremiah 21--52 and Lamentations: Dealing with Disaster
393(14)
Ezekiel 1--24: Rough Days Are Coming!
407(10)
Ezekiel 25--48: God's Planning an Exciting Future!
417(10)
Daniel: The Kingdom of God---Now and Forever
427(12)
Hosea, Joel, and Amos: A Call for Repentance and a Promise for Blessing
439(12)
Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah: God's Plan for the Nations
451(12)
Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi: Rebuilding a People
463(12)
Epilogue 475(2)
Endnotes 477(11)
Subject Index 488(12)
Scripture Index 500(10)
Name Index 510

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