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Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible Author John Joseph Collins
ISBN-10 9781451469233
Release 2014
Pages 622
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Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most reliable and widely adopted critical textbooks at undergraduate and graduate levels alike. The text is aimed explicitly at motivated students regardless of their previous exposure to the Bible or faith commitments. Collins proceeds through the canon of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha, judiciously presenting the current state of historical, archaeological, and literary understanding of the biblical text, and engaging the student in questions of significance and interpretation for the contemporary world. The revised second edition is now presented in a refreshing new format.



A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible Author Timothy Dowley
ISBN-10 9781506446066
Release 2018-04-15
Pages 376
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John J. Collins's A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most popular introductory textbooks in colleges and seminary classrooms. Enriched by decades of classroom teaching, it is aimed explicitly at motivated students, regardless of their previous exposure to the Bible or faith commitments. This more compact version of Collins's renowned Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is combined with even more student-friendly features, including charts, maps, photographs, chapter summaries, and bibliographies for further reading. Collins proceeds through the canon of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha, judiciously presenting the current state of historical, archaeological, and literary understanding of the biblical text, and engaging the student in questions of significance and interpretation for the contemporary world. The third edition is presented in a new and engaging format with new maps and images. An index has been added to the volume for the first time.



The Old Testament

The Old Testament Author Stephen Harris
ISBN-10 9780077248260
Release 2007-09-11
Pages
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The Old Testament has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Old Testament also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Old Testament book for free.



An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible Author Sandra L. Gravett
ISBN-10 9780664230302
Release 2008
Pages 486
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This introduction to the Hebrew Bible begins with the most basic questions about the origins of the Hebrew Bible. It then explores how ancient Iraelites organized themselves in terms of power and state, and finally, delineates the larger questions of God and ideology within the canon.



Reading the Old Testament

Reading the Old Testament Author Lawrence Boadt
ISBN-10 9781616436704
Release 2012
Pages 510
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Daily life in Ancient Israel - Great prophets including, Hosea, Amos, Isaiah - People and lands of the Old Testament.



Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible Author John J. Collins
ISBN-10 9781506446059
Release 2018-04-15
Pages 622
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John J. Collins's Introduction to the Hebrew Bible> is one of the most reliable and widely adopted critical textbooks at undergraduate and graduate levels alike, and for good reason. Enriched by decades of classroom teaching, it is aimed explicitly at motivated students, regardless of their previous exposure to the Bible or faith commitments. The approach is ecumenical, in the sense that it seeks not to impose any particular theological perspective but to provide information and raise questions that should be relevant to any student. Collins proceeds through the canon of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha, judiciously presenting the current state of historical, archaeological, and literary understanding of the biblical text, and engaging the student in questions of significance and interpretation for the contemporary world. The third edition is presented in a new and engaging format with new maps and images. An index has been added to the volume for the first time.



A Study Companion to Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

A Study Companion to Introduction to the Hebrew Bible Author Ryan P. Bonfiglio
ISBN-10 9781451484236
Release 2014-09-01
Pages 160
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John J. Collins’ Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most widely used textbooks in the world, and for good reason. Balanced and richly informative, it introduces current thinking and leads the student into the important interpretive questions. This Study Companion is tied directly to the Introduction and features essential primary readings keyed to the text, along with a running timeline feature and discussions of technical terms, archaeological sites, and methods and concepts in biblical studies. Students can use the study companion as a workbook and a handy complement to the textbook and the Hebrew Bible itself.



People of the Covenant

People of the Covenant Author Henry Jackson Flanders
ISBN-10 0195093704
Release 1996
Pages 562
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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.



Reading the Old Testament Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

Reading the Old Testament  Introduction to the Hebrew Bible Author Barry L. Bandstra
ISBN-10 9781111804244
Release 2008-07-02
Pages 576
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Teach your students how to read the Hebrew Bible and mine the rich Biblical text for significant literary, historical, and thematic meanings with this bestselling introduction to the Old Testament. Written by leading scholar Barry Bandstra, READING THE OLD TESTAMENT: INTRODUCTION TO THE HEBREW BIBLE, Fourth Edition combines engaging, conversational prose, visual elements such as maps, timelines and artwork, and innovative technology. The book actively applies recent literary, rhetorical, and structural studies that shed light on art, design, coherence, characterization, theme, and other literary features of the Hebrew Bible. The text's highly acclaimed technology, also created by Barry Bandstra, is part of an innovative, instructional website that accompanies this edition. This site includes resources such as: the entire text of the Bible, text from the book, and an interactive study guide. Marginal call-outs connect the text to technology resources for the strong Old Testament introduction your students need. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Reframing Politics in the Hebrew Bible

Reframing Politics in the Hebrew Bible Author Mira Morgenstern
ISBN-10 9781624664632
Release 2017-09-01
Pages 434
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Inspired by the Enlightenment readings of Hebrew biblical texts generated in the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries, Mira Morgenstern's Reframing Politics in the Hebrew Bible goes beyond the pioneering interpretations of various biblical texts penned by such noted Bible students as Spinoza, Rousseau, and Angelina Grimké to present an introduction to the Hebrew Bible as a whole from the perspective of a modern-day political theorist. In doing so, it offers a brilliant thematic guide to the Hebrew Bible's most politically salient passages, complete with text and commentary. Morgenstern's account of the significance of these ancient yet strangely modern texts will fascinate students of both ancient and modern political theory—as well as all readers of the Hebrew Bible itself.



A Study Companion to Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

A Study Companion to Introduction to the Hebrew Bible Author John Joseph Collins
ISBN-10 9781451483611
Release 2014
Pages 622
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John J. Collinss Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most widely used textbooks in the world. Balanced and richly informative, it introduces current thinking and leads the student into the important interpretive questions. This Study Companion is tied directly to the Introduction and features essential primary readings keyed to the text, along with a running timeline feature and discussions of technical terms, archaeological sites, and methods and concepts. Students can use the study guide as a workbook and a handy complement to the textbook and the Hebrew Bible itself.



The Hebrew Bible for Beginners

The Hebrew Bible for Beginners Author Joel N. Lohr
ISBN-10 9781426775642
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 316
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Jews call the Hebrew Scriptures the “Tanakh” and Christians call them the “Old Testament.” It doesn't take long to see that Jews and Christians view the same set of books differently and interpret these scriptures in unique and at times conflicting ways. The Hebrew Bible for Beginners introduces students to the tremendous influence the Hebrew Bible has had on western society for over two millennia and explores the complexities of reading ancient religious literature today. The book also addresses how certain modern critical approaches may initially be alarming, indeed even shocking, to those who have not been exposed to them, but it tackles the conversation in a respectful fashion. Avoiding jargon and convoluted prose, this highly accessible volume provides textboxes, charts, a timeline, a glossary, and regularly includes artistic renderings of biblical scenes to keep lay and beginning readers engaged.



The Hebrew Bible As Literature

The Hebrew Bible As Literature Author Tod Linafelt
ISBN-10 9780195300079
Release 2016-03-03
Pages 128
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The Hebrew Bible, or Christian Old Testament, contains some of the finest literature that we have. This biblical literature has a place not only in the synagogue or the church but also among the classics of world literature. The stories of Jacob and David, for instance, present the earliest surviving examples of literary characters whose development the reader follows over the length of a lifetime. Elsewhere, as in the books of Esther or Ruth, readers find a snapshot of a particular, fraught moment that will define the character. The Hebrew Bible also provides quite a few high points of lyric poetry, from the praise and lament of the Psalms to the double entendres in the love of poetry of the Song of Songs. In short, the Bible can be celebrated not only as religious literature but, quite simply, as literature. This book offers a thorough and lively introduction to the Bible's two primary literary modes, narrative and poetry, foregrounding the nuances of plot, character, metaphor, structure and design, and intertextual allusions. Tod Linafelt thus gives readers the tools to fully experience and appreciate the Old Testament's literary achievement. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.



The Hebrew Bible Today

The Hebrew Bible Today Author Steven L. McKenzie
ISBN-10 066425652X
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 240
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Dealing with each section of the canon, this book explains standard questions, paying special attention to where scholars agree and where they don't.



Introduction to Hebrew Bible

Introduction to Hebrew Bible Author James E. Bowley
ISBN-10 0130453579
Release 2006-10-15
Pages 498
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"Written for undergraduates and to satisfy and encourage curiosity, this work leads the readers on an engaging, non-sectarian tour of the Hebrew Bible. James E. Bowley taught many years of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament survey and never found a book that was accessible to students and still had academically challenging content, though he tried many. As a result, over a 2-3 year period, he developed his own "library approach" and began to write it and use it with his own students with great success in the classroom."--Publisher's website.



A Brief Introduction to the Old Testament

A Brief Introduction to the Old Testament Author Michael D. Coogan
ISBN-10 0190238593
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 496
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"This is a shorter version of Coogan's The Old Testament, for instructors who prefer a more concise textbook. Acclaimed for its balance, readability, and scholarship, it introduces students to the biblical books in their historical contexts. Coogan draws on his extensive knowledge and experience to incorporate into the text ancient Near Eastern sources and archaeological data that enhance the understanding of the Bible. The primary methodology is thus historical-critical, but Coogan also introduces students to other interpretive strategies, including current ones. The many charts, photographs, line drawings, and maps are fully integrated into the text, as is the color inset that deals with Jerusalem in biblical times. Strategically placed informational boxes deal in detail with issues that often puzzle readers of the Bible, provide models of interpretation of particular texts, and discuss their significance for Judaism and Christianity. Important names and terms are highlighted in the text, and are defined in the glossary in the back"--



Introduction to the Hebrew Bible Third Edition the Deuteronomistic History

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible  Third Edition   the Deuteronomistic History Author John J. Collins
ISBN-10 1506446434
Release 2018-04-15
Pages 164
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John J. Collins's Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most popular introductory textbooks in colleges and seminary classrooms. Enriched by decades of classroom teaching, it is aimed explicitly at motivated students, regardless of their previous exposure to the Bible or faith commitments.The third edition is presented in a new and engaging format with new maps and images. An index has been added to the volume for the first time.In order to enhance classroom use, Collins's major text has now been divided into four volumes, one for each major part of the Hebrew Bible. This volume focuses on the Deuteronomistic History. Here, Collins explores the books of Joshua through 2 Kings, the main account of Israel's history.The volume also contains the introduction to Collins's major text and is now available with even more student-friendly features, including charts, maps, photographs, chapter summaries, and bibliographies for further reading. Collins presents the current state of historical, archaeological, and literary understandings of the biblical text and engages the student in questions of significance and interpretation for the contemporary world.