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People of the Covenant: An Introduction to the Old Testament

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Fully revised and updated using contemporary literary approaches and the most recent historical scholarship, this introduction to the Hebrew Bible provides a thorough and coherent approach to the basic human issues of the Scriptures. It emphasizes the meanings that the Hebrews gave to persons and events in their attempts to manage life's struggles, and provides textual aids that help students understand these ideas and apply them to contemporary issues. After an initial presentation on the nature of biblical literature, the Book of Genesis is treated as a theological prelude to Israel's story. Subsequent chapters are organized around epochs in Hebrew life. Throughout the book the authors stress the human issues at stake in Israel's memory and the preservation of its history, and how circumstances and thought influenced the Hebrew perceptions and understanding of God.

Accessible and stimulating to students of the Hebrew Bible with a wide range of academic and religious backgrounds, People of the Covenant is grounded in the best scholarly methodologies, respect for the rich literary values of the Hebrew Bible, and concern for its enduring religious relevance.

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This is a fully revised and updated introduction to the Hebrew Bible. It incorporates evidence gleaned from recent archaeological discoveries, and the original illustration programme has been extended.

Synopsis:

Using contemporary literary approaches and the most recent historical scholarship, this introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures provides a thorough and coherent approach to the basic human issues of the Scriptures. It emphasizes the meanings that the Hebrews gave to persons and events in their attempts to manage life's struggles, and provides textual aids that help students understand these ideas and apply them to contemporary issues. Accessible and stimulating to students with a wide range of academic and religious backgrounds, People of the Covenant is grounded in the best scholarly methodologies, respect for the rich literary values of the Old Testament, and concern for its enduring religious relevance.

Synopsis:

Fully revised and updated using contemporary literary approaches and the most recent historical scholarship, this introduction to the Hebrew Bible provides a thorough and coherent approach to the basic human issues of the Scriptures. It emphasizes the meanings that the Hebrews gave to persons and events in their attempts to manage life's struggles, and provides textual aids that help students understand these ideas and apply them to contemporary issues. After an initial presentation on the nature of biblical literature, the Book of Genesis is treated as a theological prelude to Israel's story. Subsequent chapters are organized around epochs in Hebrew life. Throughout the book the authors stress the human issues at stake in Israel's memory and the preservation of its history, and how circumstances and thought influenced the Hebrew perceptions and understanding of God.

Accessible and stimulating to students of the Hebrew Bible with a wide range of academic and religious backgrounds, People of the Covenant is grounded in the best scholarly methodologies, respect for the rich literary values of the Hebrew Bible, and concern for its enduring religious relevance.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Structure and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible

2. Setting the Stage

3. Israel's Theology of Beginnings

4. Israel's Patriarchs and Matriarchs

5. The Exodus and the Sinai Covenant

6. Possessing the Land

7. United Monarchy: Rise of the Davidic Covenant

8. Divided Monarchy: Zion vs Sinai

9. The Prophetic Word

10. Israel's Eighth Century Prophets

11. Judah's Struggle for Survival

12. Judah's Last Days: From Heights to Depths

13. The Exile: Covenant Community Rediscovered

14. Covenant Community Restored

15. The Emergence of Judaism

Suggestions for Further Study

Glossary

General Bibliography

Author Index

Subject Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195093704
With:
Smith, David A.
With:
Crapps, Robert W.
With:
Smith, David A.
Author:
Flanders, Henry Jackson
Author:
null, David A
Author:
null, Henry Jackson
Author:
Smith, David A.
Author:
null, Robert W.
Author:
Crapps, Robert W.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Judaism - Sacred Writings
Subject:
Biblical Studies - Old Testament
Subject:
Theology | Judaism
Subject:
Religion and Theology - Judaism
Subject:
Religion & Theology | Judaism
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Fourth
Series Volume:
237
Publication Date:
19960231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 chart
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9.60x6.78x1.23 in. 2.21 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This is a fully revised and updated introduction to the Hebrew Bible. It incorporates evidence gleaned from recent archaeological discoveries, and the original illustration programme has been extended.
"Synopsis" by , Using contemporary literary approaches and the most recent historical scholarship, this introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures provides a thorough and coherent approach to the basic human issues of the Scriptures. It emphasizes the meanings that the Hebrews gave to persons and events in their attempts to manage life's struggles, and provides textual aids that help students understand these ideas and apply them to contemporary issues. Accessible and stimulating to students with a wide range of academic and religious backgrounds, People of the Covenant is grounded in the best scholarly methodologies, respect for the rich literary values of the Old Testament, and concern for its enduring religious relevance.
"Synopsis" by , Fully revised and updated using contemporary literary approaches and the most recent historical scholarship, this introduction to the Hebrew Bible provides a thorough and coherent approach to the basic human issues of the Scriptures. It emphasizes the meanings that the Hebrews gave to persons and events in their attempts to manage life's struggles, and provides textual aids that help students understand these ideas and apply them to contemporary issues. After an initial presentation on the nature of biblical literature, the Book of Genesis is treated as a theological prelude to Israel's story. Subsequent chapters are organized around epochs in Hebrew life. Throughout the book the authors stress the human issues at stake in Israel's memory and the preservation of its history, and how circumstances and thought influenced the Hebrew perceptions and understanding of God.

Accessible and stimulating to students of the Hebrew Bible with a wide range of academic and religious backgrounds, People of the Covenant is grounded in the best scholarly methodologies, respect for the rich literary values of the Hebrew Bible, and concern for its enduring religious relevance.

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