Introduction to the Bible

ISBN-10: 0687084563

ISBN-13: 9780687084562

Edition: 2001 (Revised)

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List price: $41.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 10/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface
Abbreviations of the Books of the Bible with the Apocrypha
Introduction to the Study of the Bible
The Bible and Western Culture
The Roots of Western Civilization
The Cultural Influence of the Bible
What Is the Bible?
Approaches to the Bible
Methods and Tools for Studying the Bible
Types of Biblical Criticism
Related Disciplines
Tools and Reference Works
Consolidating the Results
The Origins and Development of the Bible
Formation of the Hebrew Bible
Formation of the Christian Bible
The Process of Translation
The Cultural and Geographic Context of the Bible
The Shape of the Ancient Near East
The Land Called Palestine
Vital Evidence: Archaeological Discoveries
Origins and Early Development of the Jewish Tradition
Hebrew Origins and Early History
Israel's Ancestral Narratives
Characteristics of the Ancestral Narratives
The Ancestral World
Ancestral Religion
The Exodus and Wilderness Traditions
Characteristics of the Exodus-Wilderness Narratives
The Era of the Judges
The Settlement in Canaan
Tribal Life and Leadership
The Divine-Human Encounter in the Era of the Judges
The United Kingdom and the Yahwistic History
The Desire for a King
The First Kings: Saul and David
The Reign of Solomon
Theological Developments During the Monarchy
The Yahwistic History
The Divided Kingdom: Israel and Judah
The Nature of the Sources
The Division of the Kingdom
The Northern Kingdom (922-722 B.C.E.)
The Southern Kingdom (922-587 B.C.E.)
The Institution of Prophecy
Background of Hebrew Prophecy
The Nature of Hebrew Prophecy
Functions of the Hebrew Prophets
Representatives of Preliterary Prophecy
The Divine-Human Encounter in the Preliterary Prophets
The Preexilic Prophets
Amos
Hosea
Isaiah
Micah
Jeremiah
Zephaniah
Nahum
Habakkuk
The Preexilic Prophets and the Divine-Human Encounter
The Exile, Exilic Prophets, and Exilic Histories
The Historical Situation
The Exilic Prophets
The Exilic Histories
The Restoration of Judah
The Restoration (538-424 B.C.E.)
The Literature of the Restoration
The Divine-Human Encounter in the Restoration
The Psalms and Wisdom Literature
Psalms
Wisdom Literature
Judaism in the Hellenistic and Roman Eras
Political Developments in Palestine
Religious Developments in Judaism
Literary Developments in Judaism
Daniel and the Books of the Apocrypha
The Book of Daniel
The Books of the Apocrypha
The Influence of the Apocrypha
The Divine-Human Encounter in the Hellenistic and Roman Eras
Origins and Early Development of the Christian Tradition
The Life and Teachings of Jesus
Sources of Information
Obstacles to Achieving a Biography of Jesus
Core Elements of a Life Sketch of Jesus
The Development of the Gospels: From Oral Traditions to Mark
From Oral Traditions to Written Gospels
The Gospel of Mark
The Further Development of the Gospels: Matthew, Luke, and John
The Gospel of Matthew
The Gospel of Luke
The Gospel of John
Beyond the Four Gospels
The Development of the Early Church: The Acts of the Apostles
"Beginning in Jerusalem" (Acts 1-6)
"In Samaria and Judea" (Acts 7-8)
"To the Ends of the Earth" (Acts 9-28)
The Kerygma of the Emerging Church and the Divine-Human Encounter
Paul and His Cultural Environment
The Greco-Roman World
Sources for the Life and Teaching of Paul
The Life of Paul
Paul and His Writings
Paul as a Letter Writer
The Contents of Paul's Letters
The Divine-Human Encounter in Paul
The Developing Institutional Church
From Charisma to Institution
Sources for Study
The Church Distinguishes Right Belief from False Teachings (James; 1, 2, 3 John; Jude; 2 Peter, Colossians; 2 Thessalonians)
The Church Establishes Its Structure (1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, Ephesians)
The Church Encourages Fidelity in Difficult Times (Hebrews, 1 Peter)
The Divine-Human Encounter: Keeping the Faith in Later Generations
The Church in Conflict
Conflict with Judaism
Conflict with Rome
A Response to Persecution: The Book of Revelation
Selected Bibliography
Index
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