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The Old Testament Story

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780130946355

ISBN10:
0130946354
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2002
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

For Introduction to the Old Testament courses. Designed for students with little or no knowledge of the Old Testament, this text provides complete background detail as it follows the story told by the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. Examines the separate biblical books and illustrates the literary structure of each of the books of the Protestant Christian Old Testament/Hebrew Bible.

Table of Contents

Endnote and Bibliographical Abbreviations xv
List of Maps
xvii
Preface xviii
The Book and Those Who Study It
1(21)
The Old Testament: What Is It?
1(1)
The Vehicles That Carry the Story
2(1)
How It Began
3(2)
How It Developed
5(3)
The Work of Scholars
8(5)
Archaeology as a Tool for Understanding
13(6)
Study Questions
19(1)
Endnotes
20(2)
The Geographical and Historical Setting for The Old Testament Prior To 1200 B.C.E.
22(15)
The Fertile Crescent
22(1)
Mesopotamia
23(2)
Asia Minor
25(1)
Egypt
26(1)
Syria-Phoenicia
26(1)
Palestine
26(9)
Study Questions
35(1)
Endnotes
35(2)
Israel Looks At the Beginnings
37(23)
The Beginnings
37(8)
The Patriarchs
45(12)
Study Questions
57(1)
Endnotes
58(2)
Israel Becomes A People: Exodus and Wilderness
60(39)
The Book of Israel's Beginnings
60(1)
The Literary Structure of Exodus
60(1)
The Importance of the Exodus Story
61(1)
The Nature of the Exodus and the Exodus Materials
62(1)
Moses: Birth and Wilderness Years
62(3)
Moses: The Struggle with Pharaoh
65(7)
The Exodus
72(3)
Troubles in the Wilderness
75(2)
Sinai and the Giving of the Law
77(4)
The Principles Made Practical: The Law Codes
81(4)
The Ten Commandments and the Codes
85(2)
After the Convention Was Over
87(2)
On the March Again
89(6)
Themes in the Pentateuch
95(1)
Study Questions
95(1)
Endnotes
96(3)
Israel Gains A Home: Joshua and Judges
99(24)
Two Views of the Conquest: Joshua and Judges
99(1)
The International Scene
100(1)
The Invasion of Canaan
101(5)
Dividing the Land and Renewing the Covenant
106(3)
Another Look at the Conquest
109(2)
The Period of the Judges
111(7)
There Was No King in Israel: Three Stories
118(1)
Summary of the Book of Judges
119(1)
Recent Views of the Conquest
120(1)
Study Questions
121(1)
Endnotes
122(1)
Israel Gains A King: Samuel and Saul
123(22)
Samuel: The Judge Who Appointed Kings
123(1)
The Sources for the History of the Israelite Kingdoms
123(4)
The Beginning of the Philistine Wars
127(2)
The Roles Samuel Played
129(2)
Saul: The Last Judge and the First King (1020-1000 B.C.E.)
131(5)
Saul and David
136(2)
David, the Outlaw
138(3)
The End of Saul's Reign
141(1)
Samuel and Saul: A Summary
142(1)
Study Questions
143(1)
Endnotes
143(2)
Israel's Time of Glory: David and Solomon
145(24)
David: King Over Judah (1000-993 B.C.E.)
145(2)
David: King Over All Israel (993-961 B.C.E)
147(2)
The Court History of David
149(9)
Solomon: Riches, Wisdom, and Foolishness (961-992 B.C.E.)
158(9)
Study Questions
167(1)
Endnotes
167(2)
Israel Becomes Two: The History of the Northern Kingdom
169(38)
Method of Approach
169(1)
The Problem of Chronology
170(1)
The Division of the Kingdom
170(3)
The Dynasty of Omri (876-842 B.C.E.)
173(11)
Jehu to Jeroboam (842-746 B.C.E.)
184(1)
Israel's Eighth-Century Prophets: Amos and Hosea
185(20)
Study Questions
205(1)
Endnotes
206(1)
Judah: Rehoboam to Hezekiah (922-687 B.C.E.)
207(24)
Judah After the Breakup
207(1)
Jehu's Purge and Judah (849-742 B.C.E.)
208(1)
Judah During Israel's Last Days
209(1)
The Eighth-Century Prophets from Judah
210(1)
Isaiah and the Kings of Judah
210(16)
Micah: The Country Preacher
226(3)
Summary on the Eighth-Century Prophets
229(1)
Study Questions
229(1)
Endnotes
230(1)
Judah: Manasseh to Zedekiah and the Exile
231(32)
The International Situation
231(1)
The Situation in Judah
231(6)
Two Prophets and King Jehoiakim
237(5)
Jeremiah, Zedekiah, and the Last Days of Judah
242(19)
Study Questions
261(1)
Endnotes
261(2)
The Exile: Judah's Dark Night of the Soul
263(44)
After the Fall
263(5)
With the Exiles in Babylon
268(2)
The Prophet of the Transition: Ezekiel
270(18)
The End Has Come for Babylon
288(1)
The Exile's Great Unknown Prophet
289(15)
Study Questions
304(1)
Endnotes
305(2)
The Post-Exilic Period: Judah Revived
307(14)
The International Situation (538-522 B.C.E.)
307(1)
The Restored Community
308(6)
The Time of Silence
314(1)
Ezra and Nehemiah
314(6)
Study Questions
320(1)
Endnotes
320(1)
A Legacy of Israel: Wise Men and Psalm Singers
321(39)
Wise Men and Wisdom Literature
321(22)
The Sweet Singers of Israel
343(14)
Study Questions
357(1)
Endnotes
358(2)
The Time of Silence: Judah in Eclipse
360(22)
The Historical Situation
360(2)
The Maccabean Revolt
362(1)
The Word of the Lord in Difficult Times
363(17)
Study Questions
380(1)
Endnotes
380(2)
Epilogue: The Continuing Story
382(8)
Life in the Jewish Community
382(1)
The Rise of Parties and Sects
382(3)
Literary Activity
385(3)
Judaism's Oral Tradition
388(1)
The End of the Matter
388(1)
Study Questions
389(1)
Endnotes
389(1)
For Further Study 390(8)
Comprehensive Chronological Chart 398(3)
Index 401


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