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Reading the Old Testament : Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (With CD-ROM and Infotrac),9780534616687

Reading the Old Testament : Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (With CD-ROM and Infotrac)

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Pub. Date:
7/31/2003
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Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Preface. Reader's Introduction. Introduction. Reading RTOT. What is the Old Testament? Interpreting the Old Testament. Key Notions. The Biblical Story. Introduction. Pre-Israelite History. Early Israel. The Monarchy. Early Judaism. PART I: TORAH. Tora Prologue. Introduction. Authorship. Narrative Unity. Historicity. 1. Genesis 1-11. Introduction. Creation to the Flood. Recreation to the Ancestors. The Composition of Genesis 1-11. 2. Genesis 12-50. Introduction. Abraham Cycle. Jacob Cycle. Joseph Cycle. Genesis as a Book. 3. Exodus. Introduction. Exodus: Deliverance Traditions. Sinai: Covenant Traditions. Exodus as a Book. 4. Leviticus and Numbers. Introduction. Leviticus. Numbers. 5. Deuteronomy. Introduction. Torah of Moses. Torah and Covenant. Deuteronomy as a Book. PART II: PROPHETS. Prophets Prologue. Introduction. Former Prophets. Latter Prophets. The Prophets as a Collection. 6. Joshua. Introduction. Campaigns of Conquest. Tribal Territories. Covenant Considerations. Joshua as a Book. 7. Judges. Introduction. Narrative Introduction. The Judges at Work. Judges as a Book. 8. Samuel. Introduction. Samuel Cycle. Saul Cycle. David Cycle. Samuel as a Book. 9. Kings. Introduction. Solomon and the United Monarchy. Parallel Histories of Israel and Judah. Judah to the Babylonian Exile. Kings as a Book. 10. Isaiah. Introduction. First Isaiah: Isaiah of Jerusalem. Second Isaiah: Isaiah of the Exile. Third Isaiah: Isaiah of the Restoration. Isaiah as a Book. 11. Jeremiah. Introduction. During the Reign of Josiah. During the Reign of Jehoiakim. During the Reign of Zedekiah. After the Fall of Jerusalem. Jeremiah's Complaints. Jeremiah as a Book. 12. Ezekiel. Introduction. Prophetic Warnings. Hope and Restoration. Ezekiel as a Book. 13. Book of the Twelve. Introduction. Assyrian Period Prophets. Babylonian Period Prophets. Persian Period Prophets. The Twelve Prophets as a Book. PART III: WRITINGS. Writings Prologue. Introduction. Exile and Diaspora. Biblical Poetry. Wisdom Literature. Apocalyptic Literature. The Writings as a Collection. 14. Psalms. Introduction. Psalm Types. Psalm Themes. The Psalter. 15. Proverbs and Job. Introduction. Proverbs. Job. 16. Five Scrolls. Introduction. The Five Scrolls. The Five Scrolls as a Collection. 17. Daniel. Introduction. Heroes. Apocalypses. Daniel as a Book. 18. Chronicler's History. Introduction. 1 and 2 Chronicles. Ezra and Nehemiah. The Chronicler's History as a Collection. Conclusion. After the Hebrew Bible. Introduction. Early Jewish Non-Tanak Books. Dead Sea Scrolls. New Testament. Rabbinic Literature.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Reader's Introduction
1(18)
Introduction
2(1)
Reading RTOT
2(4)
What Is the Old Testament?
6(2)
Interpreting the Old Testament
8(5)
Key Notions
13(6)
The Biblical Story
19(16)
Introduction
20(1)
Pre-Israelite History
20(3)
Early Israel
23(2)
The Monarchy
25(4)
Early Judaism
29(6)
Part 1 Torah
35(2)
Torah Prologue
37(170)
Introduction
38(1)
Authorship
38(8)
Narrative Unity
46(3)
Historicity
49(4)
Genesis 1--11
53(42)
Introduction
54(1)
Creation to the Flood
55(24)
Re-creation to the Ancestors
79(8)
The Composition of Genesis 1--11
87(8)
Genesis 12--50
95(38)
Introduction
96(3)
Abraham Cycle
99(15)
Jacob Cycle
114(6)
Joseph Cycle
120(5)
Genesis as a Book
125(8)
Exodus
133(34)
Introduction
134(2)
Exodus: Deliverance Traditions
136(11)
Sinai: Covenant Traditions
147(16)
Exodus as a Book
163(4)
Leviticus and Numbers
167(20)
Introduction
168(2)
Leviticus
170(9)
Numbers
179(8)
Deuteronomy
187(20)
Introduction
188(1)
The Torah of Moses
189(7)
Torah and Covenant
196(3)
Deuteronomy as a Book
199(8)
Part 2 Prophets
207(2)
Prophets Prologue
209(188)
Introduction
210(3)
Former Prophets
213(5)
Latter Prophets
218(3)
The Prophets as a Collection
221(4)
Joshua
225(20)
Introduction
226(1)
Campaigns of Conquest
227(8)
Tribal Territories
235(6)
Covenant Considerations
241(1)
Joshua as a Book
242(3)
Judges
245(18)
Introduction
246(1)
Narrative Introduction
247(5)
The Judges at Work
252(7)
Judges as a Book
259(4)
Samuel
263(23)
Introduction
264(2)
Samuel Cycle
266(6)
Saul Cycle
272(6)
David Cycle
278(4)
Samuel as a Book
282(4)
Kings
286(29)
Introduction
287(3)
Solomon and the United Monarchy
290(5)
Parallel Histories of Israel and Judah
295(10)
Judah to the Babylonian Exile
305(6)
Kings as a Book
311(4)
Isaiah
315(19)
Introduction
316(1)
First Isaiah: Isaiah of Jerusalem
317(7)
Second Isaiah: Isaiah of the Exile
324(6)
Third Isaiah: Isaiah of the Restoration
330(1)
Isaiah as a Book
331(3)
Jeremiah
334(16)
Introduction
335(2)
During the Reign of Josiah
337(2)
During the Reign of Jehoiakim
339(4)
During the Reign of Zedekiah
343(3)
After the Fall of Jerusalem
346(1)
Jeremiah's Complaints
346(1)
Jeremiah as a Book
347(3)
Ezekiel
350(15)
Introduction
351(2)
Prophetic Warnings
353(5)
Hope and Restoration
358(5)
Ezekiel as a Book
363(2)
Book of the Twelve
365(32)
Introduction
366(2)
Assyrian Period Prophets
368(12)
Babylonian Period Prophets
380(5)
Persian Period Prophets
385(9)
The Twelve Prophets as a Book
394(3)
Part 3 Writings
397(2)
Writings Prologue
399(101)
Introduction
400(1)
Exile and Diaspora
401(2)
Biblical Poetry
403(6)
Wisdom Literature
409(3)
Apocalyptic Literature
412(3)
Writings as a Collection
415(5)
Psalms
420(18)
Introduction
421(2)
Psalm Types
423(10)
Psalm Themes
433(1)
The Psalter
434(4)
Proverbs and Job
438(17)
Introduction
439(1)
Proverbs
439(8)
Job
447(8)
Five Scrolls
455(21)
Introduction
456(1)
The Five Scrolls
457(15)
The Five Scrolls as a Collection
472(4)
Daniel
476(11)
Introduction
477(2)
Heroes
479(1)
Apocalypses
480(5)
Daniel as a Book
485(2)
Chronicler's History
487(13)
Introduction
488(2)
1 and 2 Chronicles
490(4)
Ezra and Nehemiah
494(4)
Chronicler's History as a Collection
498(2)
Conclusion: After the Hebrew Bible
500(15)
Introduction
501(1)
Early Jewish Non-Tanak Books
502(4)
Dead Sea Scrolls
506(2)
New Testament
508(4)
Rabbinic Literature
512(3)
Works Cited 515(14)
Glossary of Names and Terms 529(38)
Index of Subjects 567(6)
Index of Texts 573(4)
Index of Authors 577(1)
Index of Figures (with Credits) 578(2)
Index of Tables 580(1)
Abbreviations 581


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