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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: *=NEW TO THIS EDITION; PART ONE. INTRODUCTORY; 1. WHAT IS THE OLD TESTAMENT?; 2. THE PROMISED LAND: GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY, AND IMPORTANCE; PART TWO. COSMIC ORIGINS; 3. CREATIONS GENESIS 1-3; 4. THE FORMATION OF THE PENTATEUCH AND THE PRIMEVAL HISTORY GENESIS 4-11; PART THREE. NATIONAL ORIGINS; 5. THE ANCESTORS OF ISRAEL GENESIS 12-50; 6. ESCAPE FROM EGYPT EXODUS 1-15; 7. FROM EGYPT TO SINAI EXODUS 16-24; 8. LAW, RITUAL, AND HOLINESS EXODUS 20.22-23.33 AND 25-40 AND LEVITICUS; 9. IN THE WILDERNESS NUMBERS; 10. THE END OF THE JOURNEY TO THE PROMISED LAND DEUTERONOMY; 11. JOSHUA AND THE CONQUEST OF THE LAND OF CANAAN JOSHUA; 12. THE EMERGENCE OF ISRAEL IN THE LAND OF CANAAN JUDGES; PART FOUR. KINGS AND PROPHETS; 13. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE MONARCHY 1 SAMUEL; 14. THE REIGN OF DAVID 2 SAMUEL, 1 KINGS 1-2; 15. THE REIGN OF SOLOMON 1 KINGS 1-11 AND PSALM 89; 16. THE DIVIDED KINGDOMS OF ISRAEL AND JUDAH FROM THE LATE TENTH TO THE EARLY EIGHTH CENTURIES BCE 1 KINGS 12-2 KINGS 14 WITH AN INTRODUCTION TO PROPHECY; 17. THE NORTHERN KINGDOM OF ISRAEL IN THE EIGHTH CENTURY BCE 2 KINGS 14-17, AMOS, AND HOSEA; 18. THE KINGDOM OF JUDAH IN THE EIGHTH AND EARLY SEVENTH CENTURIES BCE 2 KINGS 15-20, 2 CHRONICLES 29-32, ISAIAH 1-39, AND MICAH; 19. JUDAH IN THE SEVENTH AND EARLY SIXTH CENTURIES BCE: THE END OF ASSYRIAN DOMINATION AND THE FALL OF JERUSALEM 2 KINGS 21-25, 2 CHRONICLES 33-36, ZEPHANIAH, NAHUM, HABAKKUK, AND JEREMIAH; PART FIVE. EXILE AND RETURN; 20. AFTER THE FALL: JEWS IN JUDAH AND BABYLON LAMENTATIONS, PSALM 137, OBADIAH, AND EZEKIEL; 21. RETURN FROM EXILE EZRA 1-2 AND ISAIAH 34-35 AND 40-55; PART SIX. RECONSTRUCTION, CONSOLIDATION, AND CHALLENGE; 22. THE RESTORATION: JUDAH IN THE LATE SIXTH AND FIFTH CENTURIES BCE EZRA 3-10, NEHEMIAH, HAGGAI, ZECHARIAH, ISAIAH 24-27 AND 56-66, JOEL, AND MALACHI; 23. RETELLING THE STORY 1-2 CHRONICLES, PSALMS, AND PROVERBS; 24. THE WISDOM OF THE SAGES: PRESERVATION AND CHALLENGE PROVERBS, JOB, ECCLESIASTES, AND THE SONG OF SOLOMON WITH AN INTRODUCTION TO WISDOM LITERATURE; 25. HEROES IN FOREIGN LANDS: POSTEXILIC LITERATURE AND DIASPORIC IDENTITY (RUTH, JONAH, ESTHER, AND DANIEL); APPENDIX: THE APOCRYPHAL/DEUTEROCANONICAL BOOKS
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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