📒 Author : Sandra L. Gravett
📒 Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
📒 Release Date : 2008
📒 Pages : 486
📒 ISBN : 9780664230302
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : This introduction to the Hebrew Bible begins with the most basic questions about the origins of the Hebrew Bible. It then explores how ancient Iraelites organized themselves in terms of power and state, and finally, delineates the larger questions of God and ideology within the canon.


📒 Author : Barry L. Bandstra
📒 Publisher : Cengage Learning
📒 Release Date : 2008-07-02
📒 Pages : 576
📒 ISBN : 9780495391050
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Teach your students how to read the Hebrew Bible and mine the rich Biblical text for significant literary, historical, and thematic meanings with this bestselling introduction to the Old Testament. Written by leading scholar Barry Bandstra, READING THE OLD TESTAMENT: INTRODUCTION TO THE HEBREW BIBLE, Fourth Edition combines engaging, conversational prose, visual elements such as maps, timelines and artwork, and innovative technology. The book actively applies recent literary, rhetorical, and structural studies that shed light on art, design, coherence, characterization, theme, and other literary features of the Hebrew Bible. Marginal call-outs connect the text to technology resources for the strong Old Testament introduction your students need. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


📒 Author : John Joseph Collins
📒 Publisher :
📒 Release Date : 2007
📒 Pages : 324
📒 ISBN : 9780800662073
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : A Short Introduction brings the erudition of John Collins's well-regarded Introduction to the Hebrew Bible with CD-ROM (2004) to a wider audience. A marvel of conciseness, A Short Introduction provides more student-friendly features than the larger Introduction, including new charts and maps, more illustrations, chapter summaries, illuminating vignettes, and selected bibliographies. A dedicated website includes test banks and classroom resources geared for the busy professor.


📒 Author : Robert Platzner
📒 Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
📒 Release Date : 2007-09-11
📒 Pages : 528
📒 ISBN : STANFORD:36105123388220
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : 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.


📒 Author : Stephen L. Harris
📒 Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
📒 Release Date : 2003
📒 Pages : 512
📒 ISBN : UCSC:32106017935120
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : 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.


📒 Author : Henry Jackson Flanders
📒 Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
📒 Release Date : 1996
📒 Pages : 562
📒 ISBN : 0195093704
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Medical

SYNOPSIS : Fully revised and updated using contemporary literary approaches and the most recent historical scholarship, this introduction to the Hebrew Bible provides a thorough and coherent approach to the basic human issues of the Scriptures. It emphasizes the meanings that the Hebrews gave to persons and events in their attempts to manage life's struggles, and provides textual aids that help students understand these ideas and apply them to contemporary issues. After an initial presentation on the nature of biblical literature, the Book of Genesis is treated as a theological prelude to Israel's story. Subsequent chapters are organized around epochs in Hebrew life. Throughout the book the authors stress the human issues at stake in Israel's memory and the preservation of its history, and how circumstances and thought influenced the Hebrew perceptions and understanding of God. Accessible and stimulating to students of the Hebrew Bible with a wide range of academic and religious backgrounds, People of the Covenant is grounded in the best scholarly methodologies, respect for the rich literary values of the Hebrew Bible, and concern for its enduring religious relevance.


📒 Author : John J. Collins
📒 Publisher : Fortress Press
📒 Release Date : 2018-04-15
📒 Pages : 622
📒 ISBN : 9781506446059
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : John J. Collins's Introduction to the Hebrew Bible> is one of the most reliable and widely adopted critical textbooks at undergraduate and graduate levels alike, and for good reason. Enriched by decades of classroom teaching, it is aimed explicitly at motivated students, regardless of their previous exposure to the Bible or faith commitments. The approach is ecumenical, in the sense that it seeks not to impose any particular theological perspective but to provide information and raise questions that should be relevant to any student. Collins proceeds through the canon of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha, judiciously presenting the current state of historical, archaeological, and literary understanding of the biblical text, and engaging the student in questions of significance and interpretation for the contemporary world. The third edition is presented in a new and engaging format with new maps and images. An index has been added to the volume for the first time.


📒 Author : Barry L. Bandstra
📒 Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
📒 Release Date : 2004
📒 Pages : 581
📒 ISBN : 0534616682
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Reference

SYNOPSIS : 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.


📒 Author : Steven L. McKenzie
📒 Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
📒 Release Date : 1998-01-01
📒 Pages : 240
📒 ISBN : 066425652X
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Dealing with each section of the canon, this book explains standard questions, paying special attention to where scholars agree and where they don't.


📒 Author : John Joseph Collins
📒 Publisher : Augsburg Fortress Publishers
📒 Release Date : 2014
📒 Pages : 622
📒 ISBN : 9781451469233
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most reliable and widely adopted critical textbooks at undergraduate and graduate levels alike. The text is aimed explicitly at motivated students regardless of their previous exposure to the Bible or faith commitments. Collins proceeds through the canon of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha, judiciously presenting the current state of historical, archaeological, and literary understanding of the biblical text, and engaging the student in questions of significance and interpretation for the contemporary world. The revised second edition is now presented in a refreshing new format.