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Encountering ancient voices : a guide to reading the Old Testament

Author: Corrine L Carvalho
Publisher: Winona, MN : St. Mary's Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Designed to get students to read the Bible for themselves, this introduction to and overview of the Old Testament draws on the most recent research on the Hebrew scriptures to outline the historical, social, and cultural contexts out of which the biblical texts were produced.--From publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Corrine L Carvalho
ISBN: 9780884899112 088489911X
OCLC Number: 70921343
Description: 480 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Cracking open a dusty old book --
The patriarchs and matriarchs --
The Exodus --
The Sinai covenant --
Conquest and confusion : Joshua and judges --
The rise of the monarchy : 1 and 2 Samuel --
The politics of the monarchy --
Israelite poetry : Psalms and Song of Songs --
The prophets of the divided monarchy --
Judah stands alone --
Why, oh Lord? --
Restoring a nation --
The wise shall behold all of creation --
A nice little story --
An orchestra of voices.
Responsibility: Corrine L. Carvalho.
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Designed to get students to read the Bible for themselves, this introduction to and overview of the Old Testament draws on the most recent research on the Hebrew scriptures to outline the historical, social, and cultural contexts out of which the biblical texts were produced.--From publisher description.

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