Reading the Old Testament : Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-07-02
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Learn how to actively read and understand the Hebrew Bible and its significant literary, historical, and thematic meanings with the help of this bestselling introduction to the Old Testament and its companion website. READING THE OLD TESTAMENT: INTRODUCTION TO THE HEBREW BIBLE, Fourth Edition uses a wide selection of maps, charts, timelines, and artwork to ensure your understanding. Chapter-opening summaries and reading guides direct your attention to key concepts, historical contexts, and relevant Biblical passages. The accompanying website provides the entire text of the Bible, the entire text of the textbook, and an interactive study guide with numerous study tools for your convenience.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Reading the Bible
Torah: Prologue To The Torah
Genesis 1-11: The Primeval Story
Genesis 12-50: The Ancestral Story
Exodus: Deliverance and Covenant
Leviticus and Numbers: In the Wilderness
Deuteronomy: The Torah of Moses
Prophets: Prologue To The Prophets
Joshua: The Conquest of Canaan
Judges: Securing the Land
Samuel: The Rise of Kingship
Kings 1: The Early Monarchy
Kings 2: The Assyrian Crisis
Kings 3: The Babylonian Crisis
Exilic Prophecy: Hope for the Future
Post-exilic Prophecy: Return and Restoration
Writings: Prologue To The Writings
Psalms: Complaint and Thanksgiving
Proverbs and Job: The Wisdom of Israel
Five Scrolls: Stories of the People
Daniel: From History to Apocalypse
Chronicler's History: Retelling the Story After the Hebrew Bible
Apocrypha: Additions to the Story
Pseudepigrapha: In Their Name
Conclusion: The Biblical Canon
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