Description : John Barton's revised classic text is intended for students who have already learned some of the techniques of biblical study and who wish to explore the implications and aims of the various critical methods currently in use. Chapters include: form criticism, redaction criticism, canonical criticism, structuralism, reader-response criticism, and postmodern approaches.
Description : 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.
Description : The work examines the approach of the Antioch Fathers to the Old Testament. If they shared an ignorance of the original language with the Fathers generally, their form of the Greek Bible was distinctive, as was their style of commentary and in particular their accent on the factual and historical character of the authors' message.
Description : In this book Walter Brueggemann raises a variety of contemporary and intriguing questions on the relation of society and text in the Old Testament, among them—the hidden agendas that underlie the making and reading of Scripture the conflictual tension in ancient Israel the cry to God of the oppressed and God's response the political dimension of mercy theodicy, violence, horses, and chariots Brueggemann opens to a variety of readers a compelling picture of subversive paradigm and social possibility in the Hebrew Bible.
Description : In less than a year, you can travel through the entire Old Testament. These daily readings, comments, and questions will deepen your walk with God and heighten your knowledge of his Word. It will lead you to a devotional experience with God. Discover why Jesus was so passionate about the Old Testament and quoted from it so frequently.
Description : Donald Young’s poems are tight and loose at the same time—the reader can move within them—and the reader will feel strongly the concern, the emotion, the flow that carries the words along. There is color, music and a wonderful reliance on imagery that makes the poems a joy to read and reread. But what gives the poems their energy and depth is the feeling of necessity that underlies each poem—there is an idea or passion (or both) which strongly compels its utterance. The poems are journeys toward some discovery (as the very best poems always are), toward revelation or satori (sudden illumination). In many cases, the poems push us beyond what we could ever anticipate. Herein lies the pleasure. We leave Donald Young’s poems enlightened, deepened and thankful for the keen eye and compassionate heart. Tom McKeown, author of The Luminous Revolver and Three Hundred Tigers
Description : "Ideal for introductory Bible courses, adult education groups, and readers of any faith, this book is an invitation to engage biblical text in a direct, fulfilling, and honest manner in order to better understand and interpret it, and to enter into the process of learning how to do this."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Description : Preface. Reader's Introduction. Introduction. Reading RTOT. What is the Old Testament? Interpreting the Old Testament. Key Notions. The Biblical Story. Introduction. Pre-Israelite History. Early Israel. The Monarchy. Early Judaism. PART I: TORAH. Tora Prologue. Introduction. Authorship. Narrative Unity. Historicity. 1. Genesis 1-11. Introduction. Creation to the Flood. Recreation to the Ancestors. The Composition of Genesis 1-11. 2. Genesis 12-50. Introduction. Abraham Cycle. Jacob Cycle. Joseph Cycle. Genesis as a Book. 3. Exodus. Introduction. Exodus: Deliverance Traditions. Sinai: Covenant Traditions. Exodus as a Book. 4. Leviticus and Numbers. Introduction. Leviticus. Numbers. 5. Deuteronomy. Introduction. Torah of Moses. Torah and Covenant. Deuteronomy as a Book. PART II: PROPHETS. Prophets Prologue. Introduction. Former Prophets. Latter Prophets. The Prophets as a Collection. 6. Joshua. Introduction. Campaigns of Conquest. Tribal Territories. Covenant Considerations. Joshua as a Book. 7. Judges. Introduction. Narrative Introduction. The Judges at Work. Judges as a Book. 8. Samuel. Introduction. Samuel Cycle. Saul Cycle. David Cycle. Samuel as a Book. 9. Kings. Introduction. Solomon and the United Monarchy. Parallel Histories of Israel and Judah. Judah to the Babylonian Exile. Kings as a Book. 10. Isaiah. Introduction. First Isaiah: Isaiah of Jerusalem. Second Isaiah: Isaiah of the Exile. Third Isaiah: Isaiah of the Restoration. Isaiah as a Book. 11. Jeremiah. Introduction. During the Reign of Josiah. During the Reign of Jehoiakim. During the Reign of Zedekiah. After the Fall of Jerusalem. Jeremiah's Complaints. Jeremiah as a Book. 12. Ezekiel. Introduction. Prophetic Warnings. Hope and Restoration. Ezekiel as a Book. 13. Book of the Twelve. Introduction. Assyrian Period Prophets. Babylonian Period Prophets. Persian Period Prophets. The Twelve Prophets as a Book. PART III: WRITINGS. Writings Prologue. Introduction. Exile and Diaspora. Biblical Poetry. Wisdom Literature. Apocalyptic Literature. The Writings as a Collection. 14. Psalms. Introduction. Psalm Types. Psalm Themes. The Psalter. 15. Proverbs and Job. Introduction. Proverbs. Job. 16. Five Scrolls. Introduction. The Five Scrolls. The Five Scrolls as a Collection. 17. Daniel. Introduction. Heroes. Apocalypses. Daniel as a Book. 18. Chronicler's History. Introduction. 1 and 2 Chronicles. Ezra and Nehemiah. The Chronicler's History as a Collection. Conclusion. After the Hebrew Bible. Introduction. Early Jewish Non-Tanak Books. Dead Sea Scrolls. New Testament. Rabbinic Literature.
Description : Entry Level College text book. This book focuses on reading stratedgies and uses active learning techniques wherever possible to encourage and empower students to read the Bible on their own.