Encountering the Old Testament A Christian Survey

ISBN-10: 0801031702
ISBN-13: 9780801031700
Edition: 2nd 2008
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication date: 5/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.520
Language: English

The bestselling Encountering the Old Testament has become the leading Old Testament survey text. Now the second edition has been updated throughout with revisions to the text, sidebars, bibliographies, notes, and indexes. The accompanying CD-ROM has been radically revised to demonstrate its close connection to the text and includes links to study aids, videos, and photos. The books numerous helpful features include full-color illustrations, photographs, sidebars, focus boxes, learning objectives, chapter outlines and summaries, and study questions.

Bill T. Arnold (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is Paul S. Amos Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is the author or editor of twelve books, including Encountering the Book of Genesis, Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books, A Guide to Biblical Hebrew Syntax, and a commentary on 1 and 2 Samuel.

Bryan E. Beyer (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina, where he has taught for more than twenty-five years. He is the author of Encountering the Book of Isaiah and coeditor (with Bill Arnold) of Readings from the Ancient Near East.

To the Professor
To the Student
Abbreviations
What Is the Old Testament and Why Study It?
Where and When Did the Events of the Old Testament Take Place?
Encountering the Pentateuch
Introduction to the Pentateuch: The Birth of God's People
Genesis 1-11: The Prelude to Israel
Genesis 12-50: The Patriarchs: Ancestors of Israel's Faith
Exodus: A Miraculous Escape
Leviticus: Instructions for Holy Living
Numbers: Failure in the Desert
Deuteronomy: Restoring the Covenant
Encountering the Historical Books
Introduction to the Historical Books: The History of Israel's Nationhood
Joshua: Conquest and Division
Judges and Ruth: Israel's Moral Crisis
First Samuel: God Grants a King
Second Samuel: David's Reign
First Kings: The Glory of Solomon and the Beginning of the End
Second Kings: The End of National Israel
First and Second Chronicles: A Look Back
Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther: A Time to Rebuild
Encountering the Poetical Books
Introduction to the Poetical Books: The Literature of God's People
Job: One Man's Search for Justice
Psalms: The Songbook of Ancient Israel
Proverbs: Advice on Living in God's World
Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs: Israelite Faith in Everyday Life
Encountering the Prophets
Introduction to the Prophets: Voices of God's Servants
Isaiah 1-39: Prophet of Judah's Royal Court
Isaiah 40-66: Great Days Are Coming!
Jeremiah 1-20: Struggling with God's Call
Jeremiah 21-52 and Lamentations: Dealing with Disaster
Ezekiel 1-24: Rough Days Are Coming!
Ezekiel 25-48: God's Planning an Exciting Future!
Daniel: The Kingdom of God - Now and Forever
Hosea, Joel, and Amos: A Call for Repentance and a Promise for Blessing
Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah: God's Plan for the Nations
Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi: Rebuilding a People
Epilogue
Glossary
Notes
Subject Index
Scripture Index
Name Index

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