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A brief introduction to the Old Testament : the Hebrew Bible in its context

Author: Michael David Coogan; Cynthia R Chapman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2016] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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"This is a shorter version of Coogan's The Old Testament, for instructors who prefer a more concise textbook. Acclaimed for its balance, readability, and scholarship, it introduces students to the biblical books in their historical contexts. Coogan draws on his extensive knowledge and experience to incorporate into the text ancient Near Eastern sources and archaeological data that enhance the understanding of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael David Coogan; Cynthia R Chapman
ISBN: 9780190238599 0190238593
OCLC Number: 902141660
Description: xxi, 468 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one introductory --
1 What is the old testament? --
2 The promised land: geography, history, and importance --
Part two cosmic origins --
3 Creations --
4 The formation of the Pentateuch and the primeval history --
Part three national origins --
5 The ancestors of Israel --
6 Escape from Egypt --
7 From Egypt to Sinai --
8 Law, ritual, and holiness --
9 In the wilderness --
10 The end of the journey to the promised land --
11 Joshua and the conquest of the land of Canaan --
12 The emergence of Israel in the land of Canaan --
Part four kings and prophets --
13 The establishment of the monarchy --
14 The reign of David --
15 The reign of Solomon --
16 The divided kingdoms of Israel and Judah from the late tenth to the early eighth centuries --
17 The northern kingdom of Israel in the eighth century --
18 The kingdom of Judah in the eighth and early seventh centuries --
19 Judah in the seventh and early sixth centuries --
Part five exile and return --
20 After the fall: Judeans in Judah and Babylon --
21 Return from exile --
Part six reconstruction, consolidation, and challenge --
22 The restoration: Judah in the late sixth and fifth centuries --
23 Retelling the story of David --
24 The wisdom of the sages: preservation and challenge --
25 Heroes in foreign lands: postexilic literature and diasporic identity.
Responsibility: Michael D. Coogan with Cynthia R. Chapman.

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Balanced, comprehensive, readable. The best introduction by one of the best biblical scholars. Lavishly illustrated, thoughtfully organized, up-to date, reasonably priced.  Read more...

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This is an outstanding textbook. It is clear in its organization, presentation, and prose. * Robert Stoops, Western Washington University * This is my favorite textbook for Introduction to the Old Read more...

 
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