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The Old Testament: An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible,9780072990515
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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 religion.

Table of Contents

The Hebrew Bible: An Overview
The Hebrew Bible: A Composite Portrait of God and the Divine-Human Relationship
The Process of Formation: The Transmission, Canonization, and Translation of the Hebrew Bible
The Biblical World: Culture and Religion
The Ancient Near East: The Environment that Produced the Bible
The Land and Archaeology of Ancient Israel: Historical Origins of the Covenant People
The God of Israel: An Evolving Portrait
The Torah
Who Wrote the "Books of Moses"?
The Five Books of Torah (Divine Instruction)
In the Beginning: The Book of Genesis
Freedom and Responsibility: The Book of Exodus
Regulating the Divine-Human Bond: The Books of Leviticus and Numbers
A Mosaic Legacy: The Book of Deuteronomy
The Prophets (Nevi'im) I
Introduction to the Deuteronomistic History
The Book of Joshua
YHWH's Warriors: The Book of Judges
The Birth of the Monarchy: The Books of 1 and 2 Samuel
Parallel Stories of Israel and Judah: The Books of 1 and 2 Kings
The Prophets (Nevi'im) II
The Nature and Function of Israelite Prophecy: Spokespersons for God
Prophets to the Northern Kingdom: The Books of Amos and Hosea
The Assyrian Crisis: Isaiah of Jerusalem, Micah, Zephaniah, and Nahum
The Babylonian Threat: The Books of Jeremiah, Habakkuk, and Obadiah
Prophets in Exile: The Book of Ezekiel and Second Isaiah
After the Exile: Israel's Last Prophets--Haggai, Zechariah, Third Isaiah, Joel, Malachi, and Jonah
The Writings (Kethuvim)
Introduction to the Writings: Reevaluating Israel's Life with God
The Postexilic Readjustment: The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah
Worshiping at the Second Temple: Hebrew Poetry and the Book of Psalms
Israel's Wisdom Writers: The Books of Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes
Four Books of the Megillot (Festival Scrolls): Ruth, Lamentations, Songs of Songs, and Esther
Reinterpreting Israel's History: The Books of 1 and 2 Chronicles
Keeping Torah in a Hostile World: The Diaspora, the Maccabean Revolt, Apocalyptism, and the Visions of Daniel
Additions to the Hebrew Bible: The Deuterocanonical and Extracanonical Books
The "Second Canon": Books of the Apocrypha
The Pseudepigrapha: Noncanonical Writings of the Late Biblical Period
From the Maccabees to Jesus of Nazareth: Victory, Defeat, and teh Emergence of Postbiblical Judaism and Early Christianity Glossary of Major Old Testament Characters, Terms, and Concepts
Selected Bibliography
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