Introduction to Reading the Pentateuch

Introduction to Reading the Pentateuch
Author: Jean Louis Ska
Publsiher: Eisenbrauns
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1575061228
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Reading the Pentateuch Book Excerpt:

"When Jean Louis Ska's Introduzione alla lettura del Pentateuco was first published in Italy, it was quickly hailed as the most attractive and usable introduction to the Pentateuch to appear in modern times. Because of its strengths, it was soon translated into French. The English translation published by Eisenbrauns has been completely reviewed and updated (including the bibliography) by Ska. Among the book's many strengths are its close attention to the ways in which modern cultural history has affected Pentateuchal interpretation, attention to providing the kinds of examples that are helpful to students, presentation of a good balance between the history of interpretation and the data of the text, and the clarity of Ska's writing. For both students and scholars, many consider this book the best contemporary introduction to the Pentateuch."--Publisher's website.

Reading the Pentateuch

Reading the Pentateuch
Author: John J. McDermott
Publsiher: Paulist Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780809140824
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the Pentateuch Book Excerpt:

This book explores in a balanced way the historical questions in the Pentateuch.

Reading the Old Testament Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

Reading the Old Testament  Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
Author: Barry L. Bandstra
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2008-07-02
ISBN: 1111804249
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the Old Testament Introduction to the Hebrew Bible Book Excerpt:

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. 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.

Reading the Old Testament

Reading the Old Testament
Author: Lawrence Boadt,Richard J. Clifford,Daniel J. Harrington
Publsiher: Paulist Press
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1616436700
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the Old Testament Book Excerpt:

Daily life in Ancient Israel - Great prophets including, Hosea, Amos, Isaiah - People and lands of the Old Testament.

Old Testament Introduction

Old Testament Introduction
Author: Robin Routledge
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2016-07-21
ISBN: 1783594888
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Old Testament Introduction Book Excerpt:

The Old Testament is part of the canon of Christian Scripture and, as such, has continuing significance for the church. However, the writings are set within a different historical era, a different culture and a different religious context. To understand the Old Testament in a meaningful way, it must be read against its historical, cultural and theological background. Here, Robin Routledge enables readers to engage with the text. He discusses: ? date, authorship, the writers’ intention and purpose, and significant textual issues ? key scholarly approaches to the text, including historical-critical and literary approaches To help us comprehend and interpret the Old Testament, and so apply it to current belief and praxis, Routledge includes an overview of exegetical and hermeneutical approaches. He also offers some guidance through the maze of new treatments and terminology. The volume provides specific introductions to the sections and books of the Old Testament, following the canonical order of the Hebrew text. In addition, Routledge notes key distinctive issues and points to sources for further study. The author’s hope is that this volume will not only aid students but will also benefit others who want to take the Old Testament seriously, and to apply its message to the life and ministry of the church today. ‘Scholarly and lucid, Old Testament Introduction is designed especially for those who want to understand how to read the Old Testament as Christian Scripture, while doing justice to its nuances and enormous diversity. I commend it warmly.’ Gordon McConville, Professor of Old Testament Theology, University of Gloucestershire

A Theological Introduction to the Pentateuch

A Theological Introduction to the Pentateuch
Author: Richard S. Briggs,Joel N. Lohr
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN: 1441236201
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Theological Introduction to the Pentateuch Book Excerpt:

In this concise volume, a team of fresh Old Testament voices explores the theological dimensions of the Pentateuch and provides specific examples of critically engaged theological interpretation. This Pentateuch text is unique in that it emphasizes theological reading, serving as an affordable supplement to traditional introductory Pentateuch texts. Each chapter introduces theological themes and issues in interpretation then offers exegesis of one or two representative passages to model theological interpretation in practice. This useful text will be valued by students of the Old Testament and the Pentateuch as well as pastors.

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
Author: John J. Collins
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2018-04-15
ISBN: 1506446051
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible Book Excerpt:

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.

Verbum Domini and the Complementarity of Exegesis and Theology

Verbum Domini and the Complementarity of Exegesis and Theology
Author: Scott Carl
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2015-01-08
ISBN: 0802871488
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Verbum Domini and the Complementarity of Exegesis and Theology Book Excerpt:

In Verbum Domini, his 2010 apostolic exhortation, Pope Benedict XVI challenged the church to keep theology firmly rooted in the study of Scripture. The essays collected here respond thoughtfully and concretely to that charge, together demonstrating that exegesis is essential to the theological task and to faith for scholars, students, and the broader Church. This is the inaugural volume of the Catholic Theological Formation series, published under the auspices of the Monsignor Jerome D. Quinn Institute of Biblical Studies at the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity. Contributors Kelly Anderson Scott Carl Denis Farkasfalvy, O.Cist. Pablo Gadenz Mary Healy Michael Magee Francis Martin Brant Pitre Stephen Ryan, O.P. James Swetnam, S.J. Christian D. Washburn Peter S. Williamson

Introduction to the Pentateuch

Introduction to the Pentateuch
Author: R. Norman Whybray
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 146
Release: 1995-05-09
ISBN: 9780802808370
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to the Pentateuch Book Excerpt:

This study provides a straightforward introduction to the contents and themes of the first five books of the Bible. The author stresses the meaning of the Pentateuch in its canonical form while remaining sensitive to its literary merit, theological import, and compelling power.

A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
Author: Tim Dowley
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2018-04-15
ISBN: 150644606X
Category: Bibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible Book Excerpt:

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 Fall Reconsidered

The Fall Reconsidered
Author: Igal German
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2016-05-27
ISBN: 149822847X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fall Reconsidered Book Excerpt:

The sin narratives of Genesis 3 and 4 have been scrutinized by biblical interpreters throughout the centuries. Some exegetical traditions have separated the story of Cain-Abel from the preceding Edenic narrative, thus undermining the unity of the Primeval History. The book synthesizes the sin narratives of Adam-Eve and Cain-Abel and examines a wide range of premodern biblical interpretations attesting to their literary and theological unity. This study makes a case for reading these primordial narratives as one familial saga that conveys to the reader the origins of human defiance against God.

The Old Testament for a Complex World

The Old Testament for a Complex World
Author: Cameron B. R. Howard
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN: 149343084X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Old Testament for a Complex World Book Excerpt:

"This impressive analysis will resonate with any Christian interested in the evolution of biblical criticism."--Publishers Weekly What if the Bible, which has come to us through a complex process, is just the resource we need to speak to the challenges of living as Christians in a complex world? In today's era of significant cultural upheaval, studying the Old Testament can seem impractical or irrelevant. This book reclaims the Old Testament as a vital resource for today's church, showing how critical study of these texts helps us understand the Bible as a dynamic testimony for our changing future.

Struggling with God

Struggling with God
Author: Mark McEntire
Publsiher: Mercer University Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780881461015
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Struggling with God Book Excerpt:

This textbook focuses primarily on the content and structure of the Pentateuch. The process which produced the Pentateuch and the long record of its use within Judaism and Christianity are intricate and fascinating stories, but it is the final forms of these five books to which we have the most reliable access. Discussions of historical and theological issues are included when they serve to illustrate the content and structure of the text. After an opening chapter, which introduces the major issues in the study of the Pentateuch, including a summary of the history of scholarship, a full chapter engages each of the five books. Attention to literary shape, texture, and artistry are at the forefront of the discussion, while historical and theological discussions are included where they are most informative. The book also includes many lists of textual data in each chapter. Most of these provide a view of features, which serve to connect and draw together the diverse literature of the Pentateuch. They are intended to serve as starting points for active textual research in a classroom setting. The material in this book is classroom tested and was even developed during successive opportunities to teach courses in the Pentateuch. - Publisher.

The Law The Prophets and The Writings

The Law  The Prophets  and The Writings
Author: Andrew M King,Joshua M Philpot,William R Osborne
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2021-07-05
ISBN: 1535935944
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Law The Prophets and The Writings Book Excerpt:

The Old Testament is no ordinary text; it is a revelation of God’s will, character, purpose, and plan, inspired by the Spirit of God. That same Spirit continues to work within God’s people today as they read the Bible, even when the meaning is difficult to discern. In The Law, the Prophets, and the Writings, eighteen evangelical scholars analyze the Old Testament through a historical, literary, and theological hermeneutic, providing new insights into the meaning of the Scriptures. This festschrift in honor of Duane A. Garrett seeks to help Christians faithfully read and understand the Old Testament Scriptures.

The Catholic Study Bible

The Catholic Study Bible
Author: Donald Senior,John Collins,Mary Ann Getty
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 2560
Release: 2016-04-15
ISBN: 0190267267
Category: Bibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Catholic Study Bible Book Excerpt:

This landmark resource, the first fully-based on the authoritative NABRE translation, contains the trustworthy study notes, expanded essays, and informational sidebars which have guided and informed students and general readers for 25 years. In this new edition, which comes in a protective slipcase, one-third of the Reading Guide materials are new, and all of the other Guides have been reviewed and revised by their original authors. The extensive Reading Guide, the focal point of this volume, leads the reader through the Scriptures, book by book. References and background information are clearly laid out to guide the reader to a fuller understanding of the Bible. New to this edition is a more extensive treatment of the biblical background, including history and archeology. Other outstanding features include: a 15-page glossary of special terms and complete Sunday and weekday lectionary readings for the liturgical years of the Church. Thirty-two beautiful pages of full-color Oxford Bible Maps come with a place-name index for easy reference. Perfect for both higher education and clergy, Bible study and general readers, The Catholic Study Bible is an essential resource for both experienced students and first-time readers. The New American Bible Revised Edition: The New American Bible Revised Edition (NABRE) brings to culmination the work of nearly 100 scholars, including translators, editors, and a subcommittee of Catholic bishops who provided extensive review of the biblical text over a period of many years. The NABRE is the first major amendment to the New American Bible translation since 1991. It features: *The first update of the Old Testament since 1970, taking into account recent archaeological and textual discoveries. *Complete revision of the Psalter.

The Vision of the Priestly Narrative

The Vision of the Priestly Narrative
Author: Suzanne Boorer
Publsiher: SBL Press
Total Pages: 636
Release: 2016-10-21
ISBN: 0884140636
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vision of the Priestly Narrative Book Excerpt:

A fresh look at the Priestly narrative that places less weight on linguistic criteria alone in favor of narrative coherence Boorer explores the theology of an originally independent Priestly narrative (Pg), extending through Genesis–Numbers, as a whole. In this book she describes the structure of the Priestly narrative, in particular its coherent sequential and parallel patterns. Boorer argues that at every point in the narrative’s sequential and parallel structure, it reshapes past traditions, synthesizing these with contemporary and unique elements into future visions, in a way that is akin to the timelessness of liturgical texts. The book sheds new light on what this material might have sought to accomplish as a whole, and how it might have functioned for, its original audience. Solid arguments based on genre and themes, with regard to a once separate Priestly narrative (Pg) that concludes in Numbers 27* Thorough discussion of the overall interpretation of the Priestly narrative (Pg), by bringing together consideration of its structure and genre Clear illustration of how understanding the genre of the material and its hermeneutics of time is vital for interpreting Pg as a whole

The Deuteronomist s History

The Deuteronomist s History
Author: Hans Ausloos
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 447
Release: 2015-10-14
ISBN: 9004307044
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Deuteronomist s History Book Excerpt:

In The Deuteronomist’s History, Hans Ausloos provides for the first time a detailed critical survey of the relationship between the books Genesis–Numbers and the so-called Deuteronom(ist)ic literature, using Exod. 23:20-33 as illustration.

Reading and Understanding the Old Testament

Reading and Understanding the Old Testament
Author: Thomas Lane
Publsiher: Dr Thomas Lane
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2010-04-28
ISBN: 1432749897
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading and Understanding the Old Testament Book Excerpt:

Reading and Understanding the Old Testament: The Foundation of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. By Dr Thomas B. Lane Reading and Understanding the Old Testament: The Foundation of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam is written for anyone who is interested in acquiring basic knowledge and understanding of the content of the Old Testament books. It is also written to enable readers to understand better the religious and theological foundation of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as well as the background of their differences. All three religions root themselves in the Old Testament and call it the word of God. The book is unique in that instead of just describing some of the content it moves chapter by chapter through each Old Testament book using the actual verses of Scripture explaining clearly their meaning both for people in ancient times and our times today. The author respects and applies in a practical manner modern scholarship even as he believes the Scriptures are inspired of God. The readers of this book will definitely both experience and get a complete sense of the Old Testament Scriptures. It is strongly recommended reading.

The Hebrew Bible

The Hebrew Bible
Author: John Barton
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 626
Release: 2021-08-31
ISBN: 0691228434
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hebrew Bible Book Excerpt:

This is a general-interest introduction to the Old Testament from many disciplines. There are 23 essays with 23 individual reference lists.

The Torah

The Torah
Author: Joel S. Kaminsky,Joel N. Lohr
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-10-01
ISBN: 1780740948
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Torah Book Excerpt:

There is no question that the Torah is one of the most influential documents in Western civilization. It is the source of widely known characters like Joseph, Moses, and Noah, and timeless stories such as the Garden of Eden and the Exodus. Jointly authored by professors of Judaism and Christianity, The Torah: A Beginner's Guide takes a unique approach, exploring the interplay and dynamics of how these two religions share this common scripture. Drawing on both scholarly and popular sources, Kaminsky and Lohr examine the key debates, while simultaneously illustrating the importance of the Torah in western jurisprudence, ethics, and contemporary conceptions of the family, morality, and even politics.