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Old Testament Story

ISBN-10: 0135132460
ISBN-13: 9780135132463
Edition: 8th 2009
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Description: Designed for students with little or no knowledge of the Old Testament, this text provides complete background detail as it follows the story told by the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. Examines the separate biblical books and illustrates the literary  More...

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Book details

List price: $110.60
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/6/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Designed for students with little or no knowledge of the Old Testament, this text provides complete background detail as it follows the story told by the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. Examines the separate biblical books and illustrates the literary structure of each of the books of the Protestant Christian Old Testament/Hebrew Bible.

Bibliographical Abbreviations
Maps
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Book and Those Who Study It
The Old Testament: What Is It?
How It Began
How It Developed
The Work of Scholars
Archaeology as a Tool for Understanding
Why Study the Old Testament?
Study Questions
Endnotes
The Geographical and Historical Settings for the Old Testament Prior to 1200 B.C.E.
The Ancient Near East
Mesopotamia
Asia Minor
Egypt
Syria-Phoenicia
Palestine
Study Questions
Endnotes
Israel Looks at the Beginnings
The Primeval Complex
The Ancestral Complex
Genesis in Retrospect
Study Questions
Endnotes
Israel Becomes a People: Exodus and Wilderness
The Book of Israel's Beginnings
Moses: Birth and Wilderness Years
Moses: The Struggle with the Pharaoh
The Exodus Event
Sinai and the Giving of the Law
After Mount Sinai
Themes in the Pentateuch
Study Questions
Endnotes
Israel Gains a Home: Joshua and Judges
Moving into the Promised Land
Continuing the Story of Occupation
Proposed Models for the Israelite Occupation of Canaan
Study Questions
Endnotes
Israel Demands a King: Samuel and Saul
The Sources for the Story of the Israelite Kingdoms
The Story of Samuel
The Establishment of Saul's Kingship (1020-1000 B.C.E.)
The Appearance of David
Samuel, Saul, and David: A Summary
Study Questions
Endnotes
Israel's Time of Glory: David and Solomon
David: King Over Judah
David: King Over All Israel
The Court History of David
The Reign of Solomon
Study Questions
Endnotes
Israel Becomes Two: The Story of the Northern Kingdom
Approaching the Divided-Kingdom Story
The Division of the Kingdom
The Dynasty of Omri
Elijah's Confrontations with Ahab and Jezebel
Jehu to Jeroboam II (842-746 B.C.E.)
Israel's Eighth-Century Prophets: Amos and Hosea
The Destruction of the Northern Kingdom
Study Questions
Endnotes
Judah: Rehoboam to Hezekiah (922-687 B.C.E.)
Judah After the Division
The Eighth-Century Prophets from Judah
Study Questions
Endnotes
Judah: Manasseh to Zedekiah and the Exile
The International Situation
The Situation in Judah
King Jehoiakim and the Prophets Nahum and Habakkuk
The Final Years of Judah and the Prophet Jeremiah
Study Questions
Endnotes
The Exile: Judah's Dark Night of the Soul
After the Fall of Jerusalem
With the Exiles in Babylon
The Prophet of the Transition: Ezekiel
The Collapse of the Babylonian Empire
The Exiles' Great Unknown Prophet: Isaiah 40-66
Study Questions
Endnotes
The Post-Exilic Period: Judah Revived
The Changing International Situation (538-486 B.C.E.)
The Restored Community
Ezra and Nehemiah
Study Questions
Endnotes
A Legacy of Israel: Teachers of Wisdom and Singers of Songs
The Wisdom Literature
Israel Sings Its Faith
Study Questions
Endnotes
The Time of Silence: Judah in Eclipse
The Historical Situation
The Maccabean Revolt
The Word of the Lord in Difficult Times
Study Questions
Endnotes
Epilogue: The Continuing Story
Life in Jewish Communities
The Rise of Parties and Sects
Literary Activity
Judaism's Oral Tradition
The End of the Matter
Study Questions
Endnotes
Glossary
For Further Study
Comprehensive Chronological Chart
Credits
Index

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