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The bestselling Encountering the Old Testament has become the leading Old Testament survey text. Now the second edition has been updated throughout with revisions to the text, sidebars, bibliographies, notes, and indexes. The accompanying CD-ROM has been radically revised to demonstrate its close connection to the text and includes links to study aids, videos, and photos. The book's numerous helpful features include full-color illustrations, photographs, sidebars, focus boxes, learning objectives, chapter outlines and summaries, and study questions.
Bill T. Arnold (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Encountering the Book of Genesis, Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books, A Guide to Biblical Hebrew Syntax, and a commentary on 1 and 2 Samuel. Bryan E. Beyer (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Columbia International University Seminary and School of Missions. He is the author of Encountering the Book of Isaiah and coeditor (with Bill Arnold) of Readings from the Ancient Near East.
Table of Contents
|To the Professor||p. 15|
|To the Student||p. 17|
|What Is the Old Testament and Why Study It?||p. 21|
|Where and When Did the Events of the Old Testament Take Place?||p. 35|
|Encountering the Pentateuch|
|Introduction to the Pentateuch: The Birth of God's People||p. 63|
|Genesis 1-11: The Prelude to Israel||p. 77|
|Genesis 12-50: The Patriarchs: Ancestors of Israel's Faith||p. 89|
|Exodus: A Miraculous Escape||p. 103|
|Leviticus: Instructions for Holy Living||p. 117|
|Numbers: Failure in the Desert||p. 127|
|Deuteronomy: Restoring the Covenant||p. 141|
|Encountering the Historical Books|
|Introduction to the Historical Books: The History of Israel's Nationhood||p. 157|
|Joshua: Conquest and Division||p. 167|
|Judges and Ruth: Israel's Moral Crisis||p. 181|
|First Samuel: God Grants a King||p. 195|
|Second Samuel: David's Reign||p. 209|
|First Kings: The Glory of Solomon and the Beginning of the End||p. 221|
|Second Kings: The End of National Israel||p. 237|
|First and Second Chronicles: A Look Back||p. 251|
|Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther: A Time to Rebuild||p. 263|
|Encountering the Poetical Books|
|Introduction to the Poetical Books: The Literature of God's People||p. 281|
|Job: One Man's Search for Justice||p. 289|
|Psalms: The Songbook of Ancient Israel||p. 303|
|Proverbs: Advice on Living in God's World||p. 313|
|Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs: Israelite Faith in Everyday Life||p. 325|
|Encountering the Prophets|
|Introduction to the Prophets: Voices of God's Servants||p. 339|
|Isaiah 1-39: Prophet of Judah's Royal Court||p. 353|
|Isaiah 40-66: Great Days Are Coming!||p. 369|
|Jeremiah 1-20: Struggling with God's Call||p. 383|
|Jeremiah 21-52 and Lamentations: Dealing with Disaster||p. 393|
|Ezekiel 1-24: Rough Days Are Coming!||p. 407|
|Ezekiel 25-48: God's Planning an Exciting Future!||p. 417|
|Daniel: The Kingdom of God - Now and Forever||p. 427|
|Hosea, Joel, and Amos: A Call for Repentance and a Promise for Blessing||p. 439|
|Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah: God's Plan for the Nations||p. 451|
|Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi: Rebuilding a People||p. 463|
|Subject Index||p. 502|
|Scripture Index||p. 514|
|Name Index||p. 524|
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