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Reading the Old Testament Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)

ISBN: 9780534616687 | 0534616682
Edition: 3rd
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Pub. Date: 7/31/2003

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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.

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