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The sources of the Old Testament : a guide to the religious thought of the Hebrew Bible

Author: James E Atwell
Publisher: Edinburgh : T & T Clark, 2004.
Series: Understanding the Bible and its world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aimed at the general reader as well as students, undergraduates and those on diocesan ministry courses, this book explains the main ideas of the Old Testament in their own context. The author also  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James E Atwell
ISBN: 0567084736 9780567084736 0567084639 9780567084637
OCLC Number: 474520913
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 252 s. : map ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction; Part 1; Surveying the Scene: The Broad Horizon; Three Classic Pictures of Ordering; The Significance of the Status Quo; Part 2; The Three Sources: Tent - The Patriarchs; The Mosaic Era; Living at the Boundary; Temple - Temple Liturgy; The Kingdom of God; Davidic Monarchy; Tutor - Identifying Wisdom and Wisdom's Transmission; The Books of Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes; Order's Spokesman; Wisdom's Wider Influence; The Old Testament to the Hebrew Scriptures; Conclusion: Hebrew Monotheism; Chronology; Map; Index
Series Title: Understanding the Bible and its world.
Responsibility: James E. Atwell.

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