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Reading the Old Testament : an introduction

Author: Lawrence Boadt
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Paulist Press, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Daily life in Ancient Israel - Great prophets including, Hosea, Amos, Isaiah - People and lands of the Old Testament.
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Genre/Form: Introductions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Boadt
ISBN: 0809126311 9780809126316
OCLC Number: 11606685
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 571 pages, 1 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, plans ; 23 cm
Contents: Introducing the Old Testament --
The people and lands of the Old Testament --
Archaeology and the Old Testament --
Literary tools for Old Testament study --
The Pentateuch --
Genesis 1-11: the preface to Israel's story --
Genesis 12-50: the patriarchs --
The exodus from Egypt --
The covenant and journey to Canaan (Exodus 19 through Numbers) --
The Israelite possession of Canaan: the books of Joshua and Judges --
Canaanite religion and culture --
A king like those of other nations: the books of Samuel and Kings --
Daily life in ancient Israel --
Israelite worship and prayer --
The kingdom split into two --
The great prophets of the eighth century --
The last days of the kingdom of Judah --
Jeremiah and the Deuteronomic history --
Prophecy during the Babylonian exile --
Sing us a song of Zion! --
The struggle to restore the land (540-500 B.C.) --
Life in the post-exilic community --
The cultivation of wisdom --
Faith confronting new challenges --
The closing of the Old Testament --
Themes of Old Testament theology.
Responsibility: by Lawrence Boadt ; [illustrations by Frank Sabatte ; discussion questions and index prepared by Michael Kerrigan].

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