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Old Testament Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0664221955

ISBN-13: 9780664221959

Edition: 2nd 2000

Authors: Werner H. Schmidt

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List price: $44.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 475
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Prefacep. xi
Survey of the Old Testament and Its History
The Parts of the Old Testamentp. 3
Name and Structurep. 3
The Formation of the Canonp. 6
The Stages of Israel's Historyp. 8
Nomadic Antiquityp. 9
The Early Period before the State (Settlement and Age of the Judges)p. 15
The Period of the Monarchyp. 18
The Period of the United Kingdomsp. 19
The Period of the Divided Kingdoms The Northern Kingdom, Israelp. 20
The Southern Kingdom, Judahp. 23
The Exilic and Postexilic Periodsp. 25
Aspects of Social Historyp. 28
The Nomadic Clansp. 28
Ownership of Landp. 31
Changes Brought by the Monarchyp. 33
Social Contrasts in the Time of the Major Prophetsp. 35
The Postexilic Situationp. 37
Traditions and Documentary Sources of the Pentateuch and the Historical Books
The Pentateuchp. 41
Name and Structurep. 41
Stages and Problems of Pentateuchal Scholarshipp. 44
Criticism of Moses' Authorshipp. 44
Discovery and Delimitation of the Pentateuchal Sourcesp. 45
Dating of the Documentary Sourcesp. 46
Results and Still Open Questions of Literary Criticismp. 48
Form Criticism and Tradition Historyp. 58
Selected Types of Narrativep. 63
Myth and Primeval Historyp. 63
The Saga as a Form of Transmissionp. 65
The Individual Sagap. 65
Etiological Motifsp. 69
Sanctuary Legendsp. 69
Saga Cycles and Later Form of the Sagasp. 70
The Joseph Novellap. 71
The Yahwist Historyp. 75
Introductory Questionsp. 75
Theological Intentionsp. 79
The Elohist Historyp. 84
Introductory Questionsp. 84
Theological Intentionsp. 89
The Priestly Documentp. 93
Introductory Questionsp. 93
Theological Intentionsp. 102
Old Testament Lawp. 110
The Forms of Legal Statementp. 110
Collections of Lawsp. 114
The Decaloguep. 114
The Book of the Covenantp. 116
The Law of Holinessp. 118
Deuteronomyp. 120
Introductory Questionsp. 120
Theological Intentionsp. 129
The Deuteronomistic Historyp. 136
Introductory Questionsp. 136
Theological Intentionsp. 140
From the Book of Joshua to the Books of Kingsp. 145
The Book of Joshuap. 145
The Book of Judgesp. 148
The Books of Samuelp. 151
The Books of Kingsp. 156
The Chronicler's Historyp. 160
Chroniclesp. 160
Ezra and Nehemiahp. 162
Theological Intentionsp. 167
The Prophets
The Form of Prophecyp. 173
Prophetic Utterance and Prophetic Bookp. 173
Distinction between Oral Proclamation and Written Recordp. 173
Distinction between Individual Utterance and Compositionp. 175
Distinction between Original Prophetic Utterance and Later Redactionp. 177
Main Categories of Prophetic Literaturep. 180
Stories about the Prophetsp. 180
Visionsp. 182
Wordsp. 183
Questions in Contemporary Study of the Prophetsp. 188
Precursors of the Writing Prophetsp. 190
Amosp. 194
Hoseap. 201
Isaiahp. 209
Micahp. 220
Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, and Obadiahp. 225
Jeremiahp. 233
Ezekielp. 246
Second Isaiah and Third Isaiahp. 256
Haggai, Zechariah, Second Zechariah, Malachip. 270
Joel and Jonahp. 282
Danielp. 288
Liturgical and Sapiential Poetry
The Psalterp. 299
Song of Solomon, Lamentations, Ruth, and Estherp. 311
Proverbsp. 321
Qoheleth or Ecclesiastes: Solomon the Preacherp. 328
The Book of Jobp. 333
Theology and Hermeneutics
Discourse about God in the Old Testamentp. 343
The Question of the Unity of the Old Testament Aspects of a "Theology of the Old Testament"p. 366
On Understanding Humankind: Anthropological Insights of the Old Testamentp. 372
For and Against the Old Testament: Hermeneutic Themesp. 389
Bibliographyp. 399
Indexp. 449
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