Summary: Designed for students undertaking their first systematic study of the Hebrew Bible, this text has two goals: to acquaint readers with the content and major themes of the biblical documents, and to introduce them to issues in biblical scholarship. Pedagogically rich and reader-friendly, this text was designed for conventional introductory courses using historical-critical methodology, and will also be useful in courses studying the Bible as literature, or as a reference text in the s
Summary: Designed for students undertaking their first systematic study of the Hebrew Bible, this text has two goals: to acquaint readers with the content and major themes of the biblical documents, and to introduce them to issues in biblical scholarship. Pedagogically rich and reader-friendly, this text was designed for conventional introductory courses using historical-critical methodology, and will also be useful in courses studying the Bible as literature, or as a reference text in the study of ancient religion. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:2ND 08 Cover: Publisher:McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Year Published: 2008 International: No
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Part I: The Hebrew Bible: An Overview 1. The Hebrew Bible: A Composite Portrait of God and the Divine-Human Relationship 2. The Process of Formation: The Transmission, Canonization, and Translation of the Hebrew Bible Part II: The Biblical World: Culture and Religion 3. The Ancient Near East: The Environment that Produced the Bible 4. The Land and Archaeology of Ancient Israel: Historical Origins of the Covenant People 5. The God of Israel: An Evolving Portrait Part III: The Torah 6. Who Wrote the "Books of Moses"? 7. The Five Books of Torah (Divine Instruction) 8. In the Beginning: The Book of Genesis 9. Freedom and Responsibility: The Book of Exodus 10. Regulating the Divine-Human Bond: The Books of Leviticus and Numbers 11. A Mosaic Legacy: The Book of Deuteronomy Part IV: The Prophets (Nevi'im) I 12. Introduction to the Deuteronomistic History 13. The Book of Joshua 14. YHWH's Warriors: The Book of Judges 15. The Birth of the Monarchy: The Books of 1 and 2 Samuel 16. Parallel Stories of Israel and Judah: The Books of 1 and 2 Kings Part V: The Prophets (Nevi'im) II 17. The Nature and Function of Israelite Prophecy: Spokespersons for God 18. Prophets to the Northern Kingdom: The Books of Amos and Hosea 19. The Assyrian Crisis: Isaiah of Jerusalem, Micah, Zephaniah, and Nahum 20. The Babylonian Threat: The Books of Jeremiah, Habakkuk, and Obadiah 21. Prophets in Exile: The Book of Ezekiel and Second Isaiah 22. After the Exile: Israel's Last Prophets--Haggai, Zechariah, Third Isaiah, Joel, Malachi, and Jonah Part VI: The Writings (Kethuvim) 23. Introduction to the Writings: Reevaluating Israel's Life with God 24. The Postexilic Readjustment: The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah 25. Worshiping at the Second Temple: Hebrew Poetry and the Book of Psalms 26. Israel's Wisdom Writers: The Books of Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes 27. Four Books of the Megillot (Festival Scrolls): Ruth, Lamentations, Songs of Songs, and Esther 28. Reinterpreting Israel's History: The Books of 1 and 2 Chronicles 29. Keeping Torah in a Hostile World: The Diaspora, the Maccabean Revolt, Apocalyptism, and the Visions of Daniel Part VII: Additions to the Hebrew Bible: The Deuterocanonical and Extracanonical Books 30. The "Second Canon": Books of the Apocrypha 31. The Pseudepigrapha: Noncanonical Writings of the Late Biblical Period 32. From the Maccabees to Jesus of Nazareth: Victory, Defeat, and teh Emergence of Postbiblical Judaism and Early Christianity Glossary of Major Old Testament Characters, Terms, and Concepts Selected Bibliography Credits Index
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