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Old Testament A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures

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ISBN-10: 0195378407

ISBN-13: 9780195378405

Edition: 2nd 2011

Authors: Michael D. Coogan

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The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, Second Edition continues to be a balanced, engaging, and up-to-date introduction to the Hebrew scriptures, which distills the best of current scholarship. Employing the narrative chronology of the Bible itselfand the history of the ancient Near East as a framework, author Michael D. Coogan covers all the books of the Hebrew Bible, along with the deuterocanonical books included in the Bible used by many Christians. He treats every book of the canon with careful attention to its historical context, itsparticular genre, and its distinctive features. Working in detail with ancient Near Eastern sources and…    
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List price: $72.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/22/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 600
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.354
Language: English

What is the Old Testament?
Chapter and Verse
The Jewish Canon
The Christian Canons
The Canons of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
A Look Back and Ahead
The Promised Land: Geography, History, and Importance
The Land of Israel in Jewish and Christian Tradition
A Look Back and Ahead
Cosmic Origins
Creations. Genesis 1-3
The Book of Genesis
Genesis 1 and the Sabbath
Genesis and Science
The Sabbath in Jewish and Christian Tradition
The Second Account of Creation
Myth and the Bible
The Garden of Eden
"God" and "the LORD (God)"
A Look Back and Ahead
Adam and Eve in Jewish and Christian Tradition
The Formation of the Pentateuch
The Traditional View
The Development of Modern Interpretation
A Summary of the Documentary Hypothesis
The Formation of the Pentateuch
Challenges to the Documentary Hypothesis
Other Strategies for Interpreting the Pentateuch
A Look Back and Ahead
Primeval History. Genesis 4-11
J (the Yahwist Source)
Cain and Abel
Noah's Drunkenness
The Sons of God
The Tower of Babel
P (the Priestly Source)
The Table of Nations
The Flood
A Look Back and Ahead
National Origins
The Ancestors of Israel. Genesis 12-50
The Nature of the Narratives
Source Criticism
Abram and Abraham, Sarai and Sarah
The Binding of Isaac
Form Criticism
Ancient Near Eastern Parallels
The Ugaritic Texts
The Joseph Narrative
The Ancestors of Israel
Abraham, Father of Believers
History and the Ancestors of Israel
The Religion of the Ancestors
A Look Back and Ahead
Escape from Egypt. Exodus 1-5
The Book of Exodus
Exodus 1-15
Hebrew and Hebrews
Legends of Rescue
The Divine Name Yahweh
The Hardening of the Pharaoh's Heart
The Development of the Passover Celebration
The Exodus and History
The Exodus and the History of Religions
A Look Back and Ahead
From Egypt to Sinai. Exodus 16-24
Incidents on the Journey
At Sinai
The Location of Sinai
Excerpts From a Hittite Suzerainty Treaty
The Ten Commandments
The Status and Numbering of the Ten Commandments
The Ratification of the Covenant
A Look Back and Ahead
Law and Ritual Exodus. 20.22-23.33 and 25-40
Law in the Ancient Near East
Excerpt from the Code of Hammurapi
The Covenant Code
"An Eye for an Eye"
The Ark, the Tabernacle, and the Priestly Vestments an Ordination
The Golden Calf
"Forty Days and Forty Nights"
The Ritual Decalogue
An Ancient Hebrew Agricultural Calendar
A Look Back and Ahead
Ritual and Holiness. Leviticus
The Book of Leviticus
Sacrifices (Lev 1-7)
The Consecration Ceremonies and Their Aftermath (Lev 8-10)
Purity and Impurity (Lev 11-15)
The Day of Atonement (Lev 16)
The Holiness Code (Lev 17-26)
Capital Punishment
Women in Israelite Ritual and Law
The Ethics of Leviticus
A Look Back and Ahead
In the Wilderness. Numbers
The Book of Numbers
Preparations for the Journey
Law, Ritual, and Purity
The Chronology and Geography of the Wanderings
Rebellions in the Wilderness
The Rebellions of the Israelites in Christian and Muslim Scriptures
The Amalekites
Opposition on the Journey
Excerpt From the Deir Alla Texts
Preparations for the Entry Into the Land
A Look Back and Ahead
The End of the Journey to the Promised Land. Deuteronomy
The Book of Deuteronomy
The Shema
The Origins of Deuteronomy
Parallel Curses in the Treaties of Esarhaddon and in Deuteronomy
The Deuteronomic School
The Character and Personality of Moses
The Meanings of "Torah"
A Look Back and Ahead
Joshua and the Conquest of the Land of Canaan. Joshua
The Deuteronomistic History
The Book of Joshua
Parallels Between Deuteronomy 27 and Joshua 8
Shechem in Biblical Tradition
Circumcision a Second Time?
A Look Back and Ahead
The Emergence of Israel in the Land of Canaan. Judges and Ruth
The Book of Judges
The Judges of Israel in the Book of Judges
The Moabites and the Ammonites
The Song of Deborah
The Philistines
History and the Israelite Confederation
The Book of Ruth
A Look Back and Ahead
Kings And Prophets
The Establishment of the Monarchy. 1 Samuel
The Book(s) of Samuel
Samuel in Other Traditions
Positive Assessments of Saul
A Look Back and Ahead
The Reign of David. 2 Samuel, 1 Kings 1-2, and Psalm 132
David's Compositions
A Look Back and Ahead
Psalm 132
The Reign of Solomon. 1 Kings 1-11 and Psalm 89
The Book(s) of Kings
Kings 1-11
Solomon in Later Tradition
The Royal Psalms
The Ideology of the Davidic Monarchy
The Psalms of Zion
The Royal Ideology in Later Traditions
A Look Back and Ahead
The Divided Kingdoms of Israel and Judah From the Late Tenth to the Early Eighth Centuries BCE. 1 Kings 12-2 Kings 14
Chronology of the Kings of Israel and Judah
Late Tenth to Mid-eighth Centuries BCE
Institutions and Society
Prophets and Prophecy
Prophets in Later Traditions
The Legends of Elijah and Elisha
Elijah in Later Tradition
A Look Back and Ahead
The Northern Kingdom of Israel in the Eighth Century BCE. 2 Kings 14-17, Amos, and Hosea
Chronology of the Eighth Century BCE
Prophetic Books and "Classical" Prophecy
The Book of Amos
The Day of the Lord
The Book of Hosea
Prophetic Attacks on Rituals
Marriage in Ancient Israel
God as Parent: Father or Mother?
A Look Back and Ahead
The Kingdom of Judah in the Eighth and Early Seventh Centuries BCE. 2 Kings 15-20, 2 Chronicles 29-32, Isaiah 1-39, and Micah
Chronology of the Eighth and Seventh Centuries BCE
The Book of Isaiah
Isaiah in Later Tradition
The Siege of Jerusalem in 734 BCE
The Identification of Immanuel
Sennacherib's Third Campaign (701 BCE) According to the Assyrian Annals
The Assyrian Invasion of Judah in 701 BCE
Hezekiah's Tunnel
The Book of Micah
The King From Bethlehem
A Look Back and Ahead
Judah in the Seventh Century BCE: The End of Assyrian Domination. 2 Kings 21-23, 2 Chronicles 33-35, Zephaniah, Nahum, and the Prayer of Manasseh
Chronology of the Seventh Century BCE
The Reign of Manasseh
Ashurbanipal's Library
The Reign of Josiah
Megiddo and Armageddon
The Book of Zephaniah
The Book of Nahum
A Look Back and Ahead
The Fall of Jerusalem. 2 Kings 23.31-25.30, 2 Chronicles 36, Habakkuk, Jeremiah, and the Letter of Jeremiah
Chronology of the Late Seventh and Early Sixth Centuries BCE
Throne Names of Kings of Judah
The Book of Habakkuk
The Book of Jeremiah
Jeremiah in Later Tradition
Parallels Between Psalms and Jeremiah's Confessions
Jeremiah and the History of Bookmaking
A Look Back and Ahead
Exile And Return
After the Fall: Jews in Judah and Babylon. Lamentations, Psalm 137, Obadiah, and Ezekiel
The Book of Lamentations
Acrostic Poems
The Jews in Babylonia
Nebuchadnezzar's Wonders
Psalm 137
The Book of Obadiah
The Book of Ezekiel
Yahweh as Violent Husband
Leadership in the Restored Community
Gog of Magog
A Look Back and Ahead
Return From Exile. Ezra 1-2 and Isaiah 34-35 and 40-55
Chronology of the Sixth Century BCE
The Priestly Source of the Pentateuch
The Exilic Edition of the Deuteronomistic History
Isaiah 40- 55
The Development of Monotheism
Female Images of God
A Look Back and Ahead
Reconstruction And Consolidation
The Early Restoration. Ezra 3-6, 1 Esdras, Haggai, Zechariah 1-8, and Isaiah 56-66
Ezra 3-6
The Books of Esdras
The Book of Haggai
Zechariah 1-8
Isaiah 56-66
A Look Back and Ahead
Judah in the Fifth Century BCE. Ezra 7-10, Nehemiah, Isaiah 24-27, Zechariah 9-14, Joel, Malachi, and 2 Esdras
Chronology of the Late Sixth to the Late Fourth Centuries BCE
The Book(s) of Ezra and Nehemiah
The Elephantine Papyri
Apocalyptic Literature
The "Isaiah Apocalypse" (Isa 24- 27)
Zechariah 9-14
The Book of Joel
The Book of Malachi
Second Esdras
A Look Back and Ahead
Traditions Rewritten and Consolidated. 1-2 Chronicles, Psalms, and Proverbs
The Books of Chronicles
Samaria and the Samaritans
The Arrangement of the Genealogies of the Sons of Jacob (The Tribes of Israel) in Chronicles
Comparison of 2 Samuel 24.1-9 and 1 Chronicles 21.1-7
The Book of Psalms
The Forms of the Psalms
Form-Critical Analysis of Psalm 3
Music in Ancient Israel
Wisdom Literature
Ahiqar and Proverbs
The Book of Proverbs
A Look Back and Ahead
Controversy And Challenge
Dissidents and Lovers. Job, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon
The Book of Job
The Satan
"I Know That My Redeemer Liveth"
Behemoth and Leviathan
Job's Wife and Daughters
Job in Later Tradition
The Book of Ecclesiastes
The Development of Beliefs in Life After Death in Ancient Israel
The Song of Solomon
A Look Back and Ahead
Encounters With the Greeks. 1-2 Maccabees, Baruch, Sirach, The Wisdom of Solomon, and 4 Maccabees
Tables of Rulers
The Dead Sea Scrolls
The Book of Baruch
The Wisdom of Jesus, Son of Sirach (Also Known as Ben Sira and Ecclesiasticus)
Different Views of Immortality in the Hebrew and Greek Texts of Ben Sira
The Wisdom of Solomon
Contrasts in the Divine Treatment of the Egyptians and the Israelites During the Exodus
A Look Back and Ahead
Heroes Under Foreign Rulers. Jonah, Esther, Additions to Esther, Judith, Tobit, 3 Maccabees, Daniel, and Additions to Daniel
The Book of Jonah
The Book of Esther
The Festival of Purim
The Book of Judith
The Book of Tobit
Angels and Demons
The Book of Daniel
"Son of Man"
Outline of the Visions of Successive Kingdoms in the Book of Daniel
A Look Back and Ahead
General Bibliography