Introduction to the Bible A Journey into Three Worlds

ISBN-10: 0136155308
ISBN-13: 9780136155300
Edition: 7th 2008
List price: $92.00
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Description: "An Introduction To The Bible "approaches the Bible by considering it from three different 'worlds'-- literary, historical, and contemporary worlds. This unique approach underscore the dynamics of each of world and the methods scholars have  More...

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Book details

List price: $92.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/24/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

"An Introduction To The Bible "approaches the Bible by considering it from three different 'worlds'-- literary, historical, and contemporary worlds. This unique approach underscore the dynamics of each of world and the methods scholars have developed to study them. The authors are especially careful to distinguish the historical and literary worlds for readers new to the discipline. Readers are also encouraged to consider and discuss the "contemporary" significance of the Bible.

Introduction
The Three Worlds of the Bible: An Orientation Introduction Why Study the Bible?
What Are the Three Worlds of the Bible?
An Orientation to The Literary World
The Jewish and the Christian Bibles Overview of the Tanak
Overview of the New Testament
Central Themes of the Bible
An Orientation to The Historical World Introduction Canonization Textual History
History of the Translation of the Bible into English
History of the Interpretation of the Bible
Geography of the Ancient Near East and Israel
History of the Ancient Near East
History of Ancient Israel An Orientation to the Contemporary World
The Problem: Journeying Into the First Two Worlds Summary
The Contemporary World Case Study
A Discussion among Friends Questions for Discussion and Reflection
Journeying into the Literary World
Introduction Extrinsic Study
Entering the Historical World Literary History
The Empirical Historical Method Revisionism Archaeology
Additional Sources Uses of the Text
Traveling into the Contemporary World Summary
The Contemporary World
The Three Worlds of Psalm Questions for Discussion and Reflection
The Torah
Origins: The Book of Genesis Prehistory: Cosmic Origins (Genesis 12)
The Literary World: Balance in Genesis 12
The Historical World: Creation Accounts of the Ancient Near East
Prehistory: Communal Origins (Genesis 311)
The Literary World: Separation in Genesis 311
The Historical World: Setting the Stage for History
The Literary World: Promise and Journey in the Ancestor Legends Origins of the People of God (Genesis 1250)
The Historical World: The Ancestors in History Summary
The Contemporary World A Conversation with a Professor
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
Covenant: Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy
Let My People Go (Exodus 118)
The Literary World: Pharaoh a God?
The Historical World
The Exodus in History You Shall Be My People, and I Shall Be Your God (Exodus 1950, Leviticus, Numbers)
The Literary World: Covenant and Law
The Historical World: Law in the Ancient Near East
A Look Back, a Look Ahead (Deuteronomy)
The Literary World: The Farewell Address of Moses
The Historical World: The Lawbook in the Temple Summary
The Contemporary World Can Holy Land Be Shared?
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
Prophets
The Nation Israel: Joshua, Judges, First and Second Samuel, First and Second Kings (The Former Prophets)
The Occupation of Canaan (Joshua and Judges)
The Literary World: Balance in Joshua 112 and Judges 12

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