Family in the Bible Exploring Customs, Culture, and Context

ISBN-10: 0801026288
ISBN-13: 9780801026287
Edition: 2003
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Description: What does the Bible say about the importance of the family? How can we apply these ancient perspectives to modern Christian life? The essays gathered in this volume provide reflections from leading biblical scholars. The authors focus on reading the  More...

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List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication date: 10/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

What does the Bible say about the importance of the family? How can we apply these ancient perspectives to modern Christian life? The essays gathered in this volume provide reflections from leading biblical scholars. The authors focus on reading the Scriptures from the perspective of the authors in ancient Israelite society and the surrounding cultures. They find there an overarching sense of the central role the family played in the larger social structure. However different our contemporary culture might be, these reflections can form the basis of an evangelical vision of the family informed by a biblical worldview.

Richard S. Hess is professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Denver Seminary. Formerly he taught at Roehampton Institute in London. He earned his Ph.D. in West Semitic Languages and Literature at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, and he has done postdoctoral study at the University of Chicago, the University of Cambridge, the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, the University of Sheffield and the University of M�nster. He is the author of Armana Personal Names, Studies in the Personal Names of Genesis 1-11 and a commentary on Song of Songs (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms), as well as research articles, dictionary entries and book reviews. Hess serves as editor of the Bulletin for Biblical Research.

List of Contributors
Editors' Preface
List of Abbreviations
Family in the Old Testament
Family in the Pentateuch
Family in the Non-narrative Sections of the Pentateuch
Family in the Historical Books
Family in the Wisdom Literature
Family in the Prophetic Literature
Family in the New Testament
Family in the Gospels and Acts
Family in the Epistles
Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Writings
Index of Modern Authors

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