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The Old Testament Story,9780131538986

The Old Testament Story

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7th
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9780131538986

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0131538985
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Pearson College Div
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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

Bibliographical Abbreviations xv
Maps
xvii
Preface xix
The Book and Those Who Study It
1(22)
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(7)
Study Questions
20(1)
Endnotes
21(2)
The Geographical and Historical Settings for the Old Testament Prior to 1200 B.C.E.
23(15)
The Fertile Crescent
23(1)
Mesopotamia
24(2)
Asia Minor
26(1)
Egypt
27(1)
Syria-Phoenicia
27(2)
Palestine
29(8)
Study Questions
37(1)
Endnotes
37(1)
Israel Looks at the Beginnings
38(24)
The Beginnings
38(8)
The Ancestors
46(13)
Study Questions
59(1)
Endnotes
60(2)
Israel Becomes a People: Exodus and Wilderness
62(38)
The Book of Israel's Beginnings
62(1)
The Literary Structure of Exodus
62(1)
The Importance of the Exodus Story
63(1)
The Nature of the Exodus and the Exodus Materials
64(1)
Moses: Birth and Wilderness Years
64(3)
Moses: The Struggle with Pharaoh
67(7)
The Exodus
74(3)
Troubles in the Wilderness
77(1)
Sinai and the Giving of the Law
78(4)
The Principles Made Practical: The Law Codes
82(5)
The Ten Commandments and the Codes
87(1)
After the Convention Was Over
88(2)
On the March Again
90(7)
Study Questions
97(1)
Endnotes
98(2)
Israel Gains a Home: Joshua and Judges
100(25)
Two Views of How Israel Acquired the Land: Joshua and Judges
100(1)
The International Scene
101(1)
The Invasion of Canaan
102(5)
Dividing the Land and Renewing the Covenant
107(3)
Another Look at the Conquest
110(2)
The Period of the Judges
112(7)
There Was No King in Israel: Three Stories
119(1)
Summary of the Book of Judges
120(1)
Recent Views of the Acquisition of the Land
121(2)
Study Questions
123(1)
Endnotes
123(2)
Israel Demands a King: Samuel and Saul
125(22)
Samuel: The Judge Who Appointed Kings
125(1)
The Sources for the History of the Israelite Kingdoms
125(4)
The Beginning of the Philistine Wars
129(2)
The Roles Samuel Played
131(2)
Saul: The Last Judge and the First King (1020--1000 B.C.E.)
133(5)
Saul and David
138(2)
David, the Outlaw
140(3)
The End of Saul's Reign
143(1)
Samuel and Saul: A Summary
144(1)
Study Questions
145(1)
Endnotes
146(1)
Israel's Time of Glory: David and Solomon
147(25)
David: King Over Judah (1000--993 B.C.E.)
147(2)
David: King Over All Israel (993--961 B.C.E.)
149(2)
The Court History of David
151(9)
Solomon: Riches, Wisdom, and Foolishness (961--922 B.C.E.)
160(9)
Study Questions
169(1)
Endnotes
170(2)
Israel Becomes Two: The History of the Northern Kingdom
172(39)
Method of Approach
172(1)
The Problem of Chronology
173(1)
The Division of the Kingdom
173(3)
The Dynasty of Omri (876--842 B.C.E.)
176(11)
Jehu to Jeroboam II (842--746 B.C.E.)
187(1)
Israel's Eighth-Century Prophets: Amos and Hosea
188(20)
Study Questions
208(1)
Endnotes
209(2)
Judah: Rehoboam to Hezekiah (922--687 B.C.E.)
211(24)
Judah after the Breakup
211(1)
Jehu's Purge and Judah (849--742 B.C.E.)
212(1)
Judah during Israel's Last Days
213(1)
The Eighth-Century Prophets from Judah
214(1)
Isaiah and the Kings of Judah
214(15)
Micah: The Country Preacher
229(3)
Summary of the Eighth-Century Prophets
232(1)
Study Questions
233(1)
Endnotes
233(2)
Judah: Manasseh to Zedekiah and the Exile
235(32)
The International Situation
235(1)
The Situation in Judah
235(5)
Two Prophets and King Jehoiakim
240(5)
Jeremiah, Zedekiah, and the Last Days of Judah
245(19)
Study Questions
264(1)
Endnotes
265(2)
The Exile: Judah's Dark Night of the Soul
267(42)
After the Fall
267(5)
With the Exiles in Babylon
272(2)
The Prophet of the Transition: Ezekiel
274(17)
The End Has Come for Babylon
291(1)
The Exile's Great Unknown Prophet
292(15)
Study Questions
307(1)
Endnotes
308(1)
The Post-Exilic Period: Judah Revived
309(15)
The International Situation (538--522 B.C.E.)
309(1)
The Restored Community
310(6)
The Time of Silence
316(1)
Ezra and Nehemiah
316(6)
Study Questions
322(1)
Endnotes
322(2)
A Legacy of Israel: Wise Men and Psalm Singers
324(39)
Wise Men and Wisdom Literature
324(22)
The Sweet Singers of Israel
346(15)
Study Questions
361(1)
Endnotes
362(1)
The Time of Silence: Judah in Eclipse
363(22)
The Historical Situation
363(1)
The Maccabean Revolt
364(1)
The Word of the LORD in Difficult Times
365(18)
Study Questions
383(1)
Endnotes
384(1)
Epilogue: The Continuing Story
385(9)
Life in the Jewish Community
385(1)
The Rise of Parties and Sects
386(2)
Literary Activity
388(3)
Judaism's Oral Tradition
391(1)
The End of the Matter
392(1)
Study Questions
392(1)
Endnotes
393(1)
Glossary 394(9)
For Further Study 403(8)
Comprehensive Chronological Chart 411(4)
Index 415


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