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Understanding the Old Testament

Author: Bernhard W Anderson
Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall [1966]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2d edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
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Anderson, Bernhard W.
Understanding the Old Testament.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall [1966]
(OCoLC)899943101
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernhard W Anderson
OCLC Number: 245273
Description: xxi, 586 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) color plates ; 24 cm
Contents: Israel's sacred history --
The beginnings of Israel --
Revelation and response --
The promised land --
The struggle between faith and culture --
The throne of David --
Israel's national epic --
Prophetic troublers of Israel --
Fallen is the virgin Israel --
Judah's covenant with death --
The rediscovery of mosaic Torah --
The doom of the nation --
By the waters of Babylon --
The dawn of a new age --
A kingdom of priests --
The praises of Israel --
The beginning of wisdom --
The unfulfilled drama.
Responsibility: [by] Bernhard W. Anderson.

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by hytekswytek (WorldCat user on 2006-10-30)

The life-story of Israel -- The theater of Gods activity -- The covenant community is formed -- The nature of the tradition -- The prologue to the Exodus -- The descent into Egypt -- The oppression in Egypt -- The role of Moses -- Event and interpretation -- The contest with the pharaoh -- The victory at the Red Sea -- The covenant at Sinai -- Covenant and law -- Summary: the mosaic faith -- A land flowing with milk and honey -- Forty years of wandering -- Detour via Transjordan -- The invasion of Canaan -- The Israelite conquest -- The formation of the tribal confederacy -- The temptations of Canaanite culture -- Leaders in Crisis -- The Decline of the confederacy -- The last judge of Israel -- A time of international favor -- Israels rustic king -- The architect of the Israelite state -- Solomon in his glory -- From tradition to literature -- The Yahwists epic -- The Yahwists theology of history -- Primeval history -- The history of the patriarchs -- New horizons of faith -- The background of Prophecy -- A historians version of the times -- The divided kingdom -- One prophet against four hundred -- Elijah, the Tishbite -- Elisha and the closing years of the Omri Dynasty -- The revolution of Jehu -- The age of Jeroboam II -- The herdsman from Tekoa -- The prophecy of Hosea -- The fall of the northern kingdom -- The reign of Uzziah -- The Book of Isaiah -- Micah, a rural prophet -- Isaiahs later career -- Differing views of the covenant -- Manasseh, the villain of Judah -- New outbursts of prophecy -- The Deuteronomic reformation -- The Book of Deuteronomy -- The renewal of the covenant -- The inner weakness of the Deuteronomic reform -- Habakkuks watchtower of faith -- Faith and nationalism -- The suffering prophet -- The Book of Jeremiah -- In the reign of Jehoiakim -- Jeremiahs confessions -- In the reign of Zedekiah -- Beyond the day of doom -- The Jewish dispersion -- Ezekiel the priest -- Words of lamentation, mourning, and woe -- The promise of a new beginning -- Life under captivity -- Preservation of the tradition -- The priestly point of view -- New world horizons -- The poems of Second Isaiah -- A herald of good tidings -- The creator and redeemer -- A light to the nations -- The servant of the lord -- Victory trough suffering -- The servant and the messiah -- Cyrus edict of liberation -- The work of the chronicler -- Zerubbabel, the branch -- Reconstruction under Nehemiah -- Ezra, the father of Judaism -- The Law and the prophets -- The psalter -- Israel at worship -- worship during Israels pilgrimage festivals -- Meditating on the Torah -- The wisdom of the east -- Israel's wisdom literature -- An anthology of proverbs -- The skepticism of Ecclesiastes -- The Book of Job -- From despair to faith -- The personification of wisdom -- Tensions within Judaism -- The Hellenistic era -- The resistance movement -- The apocalypse of Daniel -- The kingdom that is God's -- Beyond the Old Testament -- Israels pilgrimage.

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