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Hebrew Bible A Comparative Approach

ISBN-10: 0800663470
ISBN-13: 9780800663476
Edition: 2009
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Book details

List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 9/11/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

In The Hebrew Bible, Christopher D. Stanley provides a Hebrew Bible textbook admirably suited to college and university courses in religious studies. At once accessible and comprehensive, The Hebrew Bible approaches the Bible through the categories of comparative religion, carefully distinguishing the religion of ancient Israel from the religion represented in the Bible and discussing such dimensions of religion as the role of scripture, symbol and worldview, sacred narrative (myth), ritual and community, and the encounter with the holy. Companion website offers special resources for instructors and students.

Introduction for Students
Introduction for Teachers
What is the Hebrew Bible?
What Is Scripture?
Hebrew Bible or Old Testament?
What's in the Hebrew Bible?
Where Did the Hebrew Bible Come From?
Academic Study of the Hebrew Bible
The World of the Hebrew Bible
The Importance of Geography
Everyday Life in Biblical Times
The Grand Narrative
Narrative and History
The Religion of the Hebrew Bible
The Hebrew Bible as a Religious Text
Ideological Presuppositions
The Nature of the Universe
The Supernatural World
On Being Human
The Ideal Society
The Importance of Stories
Stories and Faith
Stories of Origins
Ancestral Narratives
The Exodus Narrative
The Deuteronomistic Narrative: Overview
The Deuteronomistic Narrative: Individual Stories
Postexilic Narratives
The Centrality of Torah
The Laws of Torah
Purity Laws
Social Laws
Worship in Ancient Israel
Encountering the Holy
Family Religion
Community Religion
State Religion
The Sacrificial System
Worship in the Psalms
The Prophetic Tradition
The World of the Prophets
The Early Preexilic Prophets
The Later Preexilic Prophets
The Exilic Prophets
The Postexilic Prophets
The Rise of Apocalyptic
The Wisdom Tradition
The Way of Wisdom
Other Paths to Wisdom
Notes
Glossary
Acknowledgments
Subject Index
Citation Index

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