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John J. Collins's Introduction to the Hebrew Bible with CD-ROM is a leading textbook in Old Testament studies. With this new, well- tailored abridgement of that larger work, Collins's erudition is now available to general readers and professors and students who prefer a shorter, more concise introduction to the Hebrew scriptures. New features, especially designed for the college student, include maps, images, and study questions. A companion web site includes special resources for both teachers and students including: PowerPoint presentations, chapter by chapter test banks, study questions, suggestions for further reading, and web site links.
John J. Collins is the Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism at Yale University.
Table of Contents
|Introduction : what are the Hebrew Bible and Old Testament?||p. 1|
|The near eastern context||p. 15|
|The nature of the Pentateuchal narrative||p. 28|
|The primeval history||p. 36|
|The patriarchs||p. 44|
|The exodus from Egypt||p. 55|
|The revelation at Sinai||p. 64|
|The priestly theology : Exodus 25-40, Leviticus, and Numbers||p. 74|
|The Deuteronomistic history|
|First Samuel||p. 116|
|Second Samuel||p. 123|
|First kings 1-16 : Solomon and the divided monarchy||p. 131|
|First kings 17 - Second kings 25 : titles of prophets and the end of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah||p. 141|
|Amos and Hosea||p. 153|
|The Babylonian era : Jeremiah and Lamentations||p. 174|
|The additions to the book of Isaiah||p. 197|
|Postexilic Prophecy : Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Joel||p. 209|
|Ezra and Nehemiah||p. 220|
|The books of chronicles||p. 229|
|The Psalms and song of songs||p. 236|
|Job and Qoheleth||p. 256|
|The Hebrew short story : Ruth, Jonah, Esther||p. 268|
|Daniel, 1-2 Maccabees||p. 278|
|The Deuterocanonical wisdom books : Ben Sira, wisdom of Solomon||p. 293|
|From tradition to canon||p. 302|
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