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Original Story God, Israel, and the World

ISBN-10: 0802829007
ISBN-13: 9780802829009
Edition: 2005
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Description: "The Original Story is a comprehensive and lively guide to the Old Testament offering an essential introduction for readers of all faiths and none. It provides a complete course covering history, archaeology, geography and textual interpretation.  More...

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Book details

List price: $31.50
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 7/28/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 236
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

"The Original Story is a comprehensive and lively guide to the Old Testament offering an essential introduction for readers of all faiths and none. It provides a complete course covering history, archaeology, geography and textual interpretation. Its core is a set of chapters exploring central biblical themes: the nature of God, God's relationship with the world, human suffering, ethics, experience of God, and the covenant relationship between God and Israel. The historicity of the Old Testament is examined in detail and there are also chapters on topics such as prophecy, worship, law apocalyptic and wisdom literature. Extensively illustrated and easily navigable with icons, sidebars and boxes providing helpful information and questions for discussion, "The Original Story is an ideal companion to Old Testament study for students and the interested general reader.

Old Testament or Hebrew Bible? : the scriptures of Jews and Christians
The story so far : Israel tells its story
Where and who an earth? : the geography and peoples of the Old Testament world
The way they tell it : types of literature in the Old Testament
Watchmaker or living God? : the Old Testament view of God
The chosen people? : God's relationship with Israel
Who am I? : the Old Testament view of the human condition
How should we live? : ethics and the Old Testament
Why me? : the Old Testament view of human suffering
Can we know God? : religious experience in the Old Testament
Tall stories? : writing the history of Israel
Meet the ancestors : what can we know about the early history of Israel?
Give us a king! : what can we know about the monarchy in ancient Israel?
Refugee status : what can we know about the exile and return?
Loyal subjects? : what can we know about the 'second temple' period?
Digging up the Old Testament : the contribution of archaeology to the study of the Old Testament
The social scene : the social life of ancient Israel
Thus says the lord! : prophecy in ancient Israel
Hallelujah! : worship in ancient Israel
Can we cope? : wisdom literature in the Old Testament
The plot thickens : Israel's historians and story-tellers
Taking orders : law and instruction in the Old Testament
The number of the beast : apocalyptic literature in the Old Testament
Cut and paste : source criticism and the Old Testament
Word of month : form criticism and the Old Testament
Edit and format : redaction criticism and the Old Testament
A good read? : literary criticism and the Old Testament

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