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The Old Testament : an introduction to the Hebrew Bible

Author: Stephen L Harris; Robert Leonard Platzner
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Designed for students undertaking their first systematic study of the Hebrew Bible, this text has two goals: to acquaint readers with the content and major themes of the biblical documents, and to introduce them to issues in biblical scholarship. Pedagogically rich and reader-friendly, this text was designed for conventional introductory courses using historical-critical methodology, and will also be useful in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Introductions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Harris, Stephen L., 1937-
Old Testament.
Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2003
(OCoLC)646831487
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen L Harris; Robert Leonard Platzner
ISBN: 0767409809 9780767409803
OCLC Number: 50479325
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: The Hebrew Bible: An Overview --
The Hebrew Bible: A Composite Portrait of God and the Divine-Human Relationship --
The Process of Formation: The Transmission, Canonization, and Translation of the Biblical Text --
Part II: The Biblical World: Culture and Religion --
The Ancient Near East: The Environment that Produced the Bible --
The God of Israel: An Evolving Portrait --
Part III: The Torah --
Who Wrote the "Books of Moses"? --
The Five Books of Torah (Divine Instruction) --
In the Beginning: The Book of Genesis --
Freedom and Responsibility: The Book of Exodus --
Regulating the Divine-Human Bond: The Books of Leviticus and Numbers --
A Mosaic Legacy: The Book of Deuteronomy --
Part IV: The Prophets (Nevi'im) I --
Introduction to the Deuteronomistic History --
The Origins of Israel: The Book of Joshua --
YHWH and Baal: The Book of Judges --
The Birth of the Monarchy: The Books of 1 and 2 Samuel --
Parallel Stories of Israel and Judah: The Books of 1 and 2 Kings --
Part V: The Prophets (Nevi'im) II --
The Nature and Function of Israelite Prophecy --
Prophets to the Northern Kingdom: The Books of Amos and Hosea --
The Assyrian Crisis: Isaiah of Jerusalem, Micah, Zephaniah, and Nahum --
The Babylonian Threat: The Books of Habakkuk, Jeremiah, and Obadiah --
Prophets in Exile: Ezekiel and Second Isaiah --
After the Exile: Israel's Last Prophets: Haggai, Zechariah, Third Isaiah, Joel, Malachi, and Jonah --
Part VI: The Writings (Kethuvim) --
Introduction to the Writings: Reevaluating Israel's Life with God --
The Postexilic Readjustment: The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah --
Hebrew Poetry and The Book of Psalms --
Israel's Wisdom Writers: Seeking God in Cosmos and Society: Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes --
Four Books of the Megillot (Festival Scrolls): Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, and Esther --
Reinterpreting Israel's History: 1 and 2 Chronicles --
Keeping Torah in a Hostile World: The Diaspora, the Maccabean Revolt, Apocalyptism, and the Visions of Daniel --
Part VII: Additions to the Hebrew Bible: The Deuterocanonical Books --
Introduction to the Apocrypha --
The Pseudepigrapha: Noncanonical Writings of the Late Biblical Period --
The Wars Against Rome and the Destruction of the Jewish State.
Responsibility: Stephen L. Harris, Robert L. Platzner.
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