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A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible



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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.

Author Biography

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 Torah/Pentateuch
The near eastern contextp. 15
The nature of the Pentateuchal narrativep. 28
The primeval historyp. 36
The patriarchsp. 44
The exodus from Egyptp. 55
The revelation at Sinaip. 64
The priestly theology : Exodus 25-40, Leviticus, and Numbersp. 74
Deuteronomyp. 84
The Deuteronomistic history
Joshuap. 94
Judgesp. 108
First Samuelp. 116
Second Samuelp. 123
First kings 1-16 : Solomon and the divided monarchyp. 131
First kings 17 - Second kings 25 : titles of prophets and the end of the kingdoms of Israel and Judahp. 141
Amos and Hoseap. 153
Isaiahp. 164
The Babylonian era : Jeremiah and Lamentationsp. 174
Ezekielp. 185
The additions to the book of Isaiahp. 197
Postexilic Prophecy : Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Joelp. 209
The writings
Ezra and Nehemiahp. 220
The books of chroniclesp. 229
The Psalms and song of songsp. 236
Proverbsp. 248
Job and Qohelethp. 256
The Hebrew short story : Ruth, Jonah, Estherp. 268
Daniel, 1-2 Maccabeesp. 278
The Deuterocanonical wisdom books : Ben Sira, wisdom of Solomonp. 293
From tradition to canonp. 302
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