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Old Testament introduction

Author: Werner H Schmidt
Publisher: New York : Crossroad, 1984.
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Genre/Form: Introductions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schmidt, Werner H.
Old Testament introduction.
New York : Crossroad, 1984
(OCoLC)609314789
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Werner H Schmidt
ISBN: 0824506065 9780824506063
OCLC Number: 10277619
Notes: Translation of: Einführung in das Alte Testament.
Description: xi, 368 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I: Survey of the Old Testament and its history --
1. The parts of the Old Testament --
Name and structure --
The formation of the canon --
2. The stages of Israel's history --
Nomadic antiquity --
The early period before the state --
The period of the monarchy --
The exilic and postexilic periods --
3. Aspects of social history --
The nomadic clans --
Ownership of the land --
Changes brought by the monarchy --
Social contrasts in the time of the major prophets --
The postexilic situation --
Part II: Traditions and documentary sources of the Pentateuch and the historical books --
4. The Pentateuch --
Name and structure --
Stages and problems of Pentateuchal scholarship --
Criticism of Moses' authorship --
Discovery and delimination of the Pentateuchal sources --
Dating of the documentary sources --
Results and still open questions of literary criticism --
Form criticism and tradition history --
5. Selected types of narrative --
Myth and primeval history --
The saga as a form of transmission --
6. The Yahwist history --
Introductory questions --
Theological intentions --
7. The Elohist history --
Introductory questions --
Theological intentions --
8. The priestly document --
Introductory questions --
Theological intentions --
9. Old Testament law --
The forms of legal statement --
Collections of laws --
10. Deuteronomy --
Introductory questions --
Theological intentions --
11. The Deuteronomistic history --
Introductory questions --
Theological intentions --
From the Book of Joshua to the Books of Kings --
12. The Chronicler's history --
Chronicles --
Ezra and Nehemiah --
Theological intentions --
Part III: The prophets --
13. The form of prophecy --
Prophetic utterance and prophetic book --
Main categories of prophetic literature --
Questions in contemporary study of the prophets --
Precursors of the writing prophets 14. Amos --
15. Hosea --
16. Isaiah --
17. Micah --
18. Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Obadiah --
19. Jeremiah --
20. Ezekiel --
21. Second Isaiah and Third Isaiah --
22. Haggai, Zechariah, Second Zechariah, Malachi --
23. Joel and Jonah --
24. Daniel --
Part IV: Liturgical and sapiential poetry --
25. The Psalter --
26. Song of Solomon, Lamentations, Ruth, and Esther --
27. Proverbs --
28. Qoheleth: Solomon the preacher --
29. The Book of Job --
30. For and against the Old Testament.
Other Titles: Einführung in das Alte Testament.
Responsibility: Werner H. Schmidt ; translated by Matthew J. O'Connell.

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