Understanding the Bible

ISBN-10: 0072965487
ISBN-13: 9780072965483
Edition: 7th 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Stephen Harris
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Book details

List price: $79.06
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.706
Language: English

Preface
List of Boxes, Tables, and Illustrations
The Bible: An Overview
Why we Read the Bible
The Old Testament and the Hebrew Bible (Tanak)
The New Testament How the Bible Was Formed and Handed Down to Us How the Bible Became Available in English
The Bible and Modern Scholarship
The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)
History and Geography of the Near East
Prologe to the Biblical World Mesopotamia, Site of the World''s
First Urban Civilization Egypt
The First National State Canaan and Israel Alexander''s
Conquests and the Hellenistic Era
The Roman Occupation of Judea
The Promised Land
The God of Israel: A Composite Portrait
The Names of God Yahweh: Leader of the Divine Council
Roles and Characteristics of the Biblical God
God in the New Testament
The Torah: Five Books of Divine Instruction (The Pentateuch)
Who Wrote the "Books of Moses"?
The Documentary Hypotheses: Four Sources of the Pentateuch)
Some Literary Forms in the Pentateuch Genesis Exodus
Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy
The Prophets (Nevi''im)
I: The Deuteronomistic History
The Deuteronomistic
Theory of History Major Events and Their Meaning
Observing the Order of the Hebrew Bible Joshua Judges
1 Samuel
2 Samuel
1 Kings
2 Kings
The Prophets (Nevi''im)
II: Collections Attributed to Individual Prophets Spokespersons for God
The Three Great Crises Order of the Prophets'' Appearances Amos Hosea
Isaiah Micah Zephaniah Nahum Habakkuk Jeremiah Obadiah Ezekiel
"Second Isaiah" Haggai Zechariah "Third Isaiah" Joel Malachi Jonah
The Writings (Kethuvim): Books of Poetry, Wisdom, Short Fiction, and Sacred History
After the Exile: A Reinterpretation of Judah''s Religious
Mission Hebrew Poetry Psalms
Wisdom Literature Proverbs Job Ecclesiastes
Festival Scrolls Ruth Song of Songs
Lamentations Esther Reinterpreting Israel''s History for the Postexilic
World Ezra Nehemiah
1 Chronicles
2 Chronicles
Deuterocanonical, Apocalyptic, and Extracanonical Works
The Covenant People in the Hellenistic World
1 Maccabees
2 Maccabees Apocalyptic Literature and the Book of Daniel
Daniel Additions to Daniel Other Apocalyptic
Works 2 Esdras Pseudepigrapha
1 Enoch (Ethiopic Book of Enoch)
2 Enoch (Slavonic Book of Enoch)
Sibylline Oracles Other Deuterocanonical Writings (Books of the Apocrypha)
Tobit Judith Additions to Esther Baruch Ecclesiasticus (The Wisdom of Jesus Son of Sirach)
The Wisdom of Solomon (Wisdom)
Other Works of the Pseudepigrapha Letter of Aristeas Book of Jubilees
Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs Books of Adam and Eve
Between the Two Testaments: Hellenistic Culture and the Growth of Multiple
Judaisms Political Events Hellenistic Thought, Culture, and Religion
The Mystery of Religions
The Diverse World of First-Century Judaisms
The Messiah: First Century Expectations
The New Testament (The Christian Greek Scriptures)
The Books of the New Testament: The Gospels Literary Categories in the New
Testament The Synoptic Gospels Four Distinctive
Portraits of Jesus Mark''s Gospel Matthew''s Gospel Luke''s Gospel John''s Gospel
The Other Gospels: Additional Portraits of Jesus Contrasting
Portrayals of Jesus
The Gospel of Thomas Secret Mark
The Gospel of Peter Gospels about Jesus'' Infancy and Childhood
The Continuing Quest for the Historical Jesus Early Historical
References to Jesus Scholarly Portrayals of Jesus Some
General Agreements about the Historical Jesus Jesus'' Teachings about the Kingdom
A Christian History and the Pauline Letters
The Book of Acts: A Story of Christian Beginnings Paul and the Gentile
Mission 1 Thessalonians
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Galatians Romans Phillipians Philemon
The Disputed Pauline Letters
2 Thessalonians Colossians Ephesians The Pastoral Letters
1 Timothy
2 Timothy Titus
General Epistles and Some Visions of Endtime Hebrews and the Catholic ("General")
Epistles Hebrews James
1 Peter Jude
2 Peter
1 John
2 John
3 John
Other Early Christian Letters and Tracts The Didache (Teaching of the Twelve Apostles)
1 Clement The Epistle of Barnabus Visions of Endtime Revelation
The Apocalypse of Peter
The Judeo-Christian Bible and Subsequent History
The Growth of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian-Greek Scriptures
Shocks and Readjustments Glossary of Major Biblical Characters, Terms, and Concepts
Selected Bibliography
Credits Index

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