A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible Book
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A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible


  • Author : John Joseph Collins
  • Publisher : Augsburg Fortress Publishers
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451472943

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A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible Excerpt :

Here the erudition of Collins renowned Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is combined with even more student-friendly features, including charts, maps, photographs, chapter summaries, illuminating vignettes, and bibliographies for further reading. The second edition has been carefully revised to take the latest scholarly developments into account. A dedicated website includes test banks and classroom resources for the busy instructor.

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible Book

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible


  • Author : John J. Collins
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release Date : 2014-08-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451484366

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Introduction to the Hebrew Bible Excerpt :

John J. Collins’ Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most reliable and widely adopted critical textbooks at undergraduate and graduate levels alike, and for good reason. Enriched by decades of classroom teaching, it is aimed explicitly at motivated students regardless of their previous exposure to the Bible or faith commitments. Collins proceeds through the canon of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha, judiciously presenting the current state of historical, archaeological, and literary understanding of the biblical text, and engaging the student in questions of significance and interpretation for the contemporary world. The second edition has been revised where more recent scholarship indicates it, and is now presented in a refreshing new format.

The Hebrew Bible as Literature  A Very Short Introduction Book

The Hebrew Bible as Literature A Very Short Introduction


  • Author : Tod Linafelt
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-12
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199910472

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The Hebrew Bible as Literature A Very Short Introduction Excerpt :

The Hebrew Bible, or Christian Old Testament, contains some of the finest literature that we have. This biblical literature has a place not only in the synagogue or the church but also among the classics of world literature. The stories of Jacob and David, for instance, present the earliest surviving examples of literary characters whose development the reader follows over the length of a lifetime. Elsewhere, as in the books of Esther or Ruth, readers find a snapshot of a particular, fraught moment that will define the character. The Hebrew Bible also provides quite a few high points of lyric poetry, from the praise and lament of the Psalms to the double entendres in the love of poetry of the Song of Songs. In short, the Bible can be celebrated not only as religious literature but, quite simply, as literature. This book offers a thorough and lively introduction to the Bible's two primary literary modes, narrative and poetry, foregrounding the nuances of plot, character, metaphor, structure and design, and intertextual allusions. Tod Linafelt thus gives readers the tools to fully experience and appreciate the Old Testament's literary achievement. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Old Testament  A Very Short Introduction Book
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The Old Testament A Very Short Introduction


  • Author : Michael D. Coogan
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release Date : 2008-03-28
  • Genre: Bibles
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195305050

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The Old Testament A Very Short Introduction Excerpt :

This Very Short Introduction provides a short, accessible overview for general readers interested in learning more about the Old Testament and its interpretation. Coogan explores the significance of the history and literature of the Old Testament and describes how non-biblical evidence, such as archaeological data and texts, has illuminated the Old Testament in a larger context. Coogan discusses law in the Bible, particularly the Ten Commandments and the biblical understandings of prophecy, myth, exodus, death, and afterlife. Finally, Coogan discusses the enduring significance of the Old Testament.

The Hebrew Bible As Literature Book

The Hebrew Bible As Literature


  • Author : Tod Linafelt
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-03-03
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195300079

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The Hebrew Bible As Literature Excerpt :

The Hebrew Bible, or Christian Old Testament, contains some of the finest literature that we have. This biblical literature has a place not only in the synagogue or the church but also among the classics of world literature. The stories of Jacob and David, for instance, present the earliest surviving examples of literary characters whose development the reader follows over the length of a lifetime. Elsewhere, as in the books of Esther or Ruth, readers find a snapshot of a particular, fraught moment that will define the character. The Hebrew Bible also provides quite a few high points of lyric poetry, from the praise and lament of the Psalms to the double entendres in the love of poetry of the Song of Songs. In short, the Bible can be celebrated not only as religious literature but, quite simply, as literature. This book offers a thorough and lively introduction to the Bible's two primary literary modes, narrative and poetry, foregrounding the nuances of plot, character, metaphor, structure and design, and intertextual allusions. Tod Linafelt thus gives readers the tools to fully experience and appreciate the Old Testament's literary achievement. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Old Testament Book
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Old Testament


  • Author : Michael D. Coogan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 562
  • ISBN 10 : 0195378407

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Old Testament Excerpt :

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 itself and 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, its particular genre, and its distinctive features. Working in detail with ancient Near Eastern sources and archaeological data, Coogan works from a primarily historical and critical methodology but also introduces readers to literary analysis and current interpretive strategies.

The Old Testament Book
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The Old Testament


  • Author : Michael David Coogan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 0199946612

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The Old Testament Excerpt :

Lucidly written by leading biblical scholar Michael D. Coogan, this balanced, engaging, and up-to-date introduction to the Hebrew scriptures distills the best of current scholarship. Employing the narrative chronology of the Bible itself and the history of the ancient Near East as a framework, Coogan covers all the books of the Hebrew Bible, along with the deuterocanonical books included in the Bible used by many Christians. He works from a primarily historical and critical methodology but also introduces students to literary analysis and other interpretive strategies. NEW TO THIS EDITION * Updates and revisions throughout, including new material on recent archaeological discoveries, new translations of many of the ancient texts, and new and revised maps and illustrations * A new Table of Weights and Measures that provides modern equivalents for biblical weights and measures * Expanded study aids at the end of each chapter, including additional "Important Terms," expanded "Questions for Review" sections, and updated bibliographies * An updated Instructor's Manual with Computerized Test Bank on CD * An updated Companion Website at www.oup.com/us/coogan containing numerous resources for students and instructors A FREE 6-month subscription to Oxford Biblical Studies Online (www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com)--a $180 value--is included with the purchase of every new copy of this text. SAVE YOUR STUDENTS 20%! This text is available in a discounted package with The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version, College Edition, Fourth Edition. To assign this package, order package ISBN 978-0-19-935856-4. For additional Bibles and packaging options, contact your Oxford University Press Representative at 800.280.0280

A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible Book

A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible


  • Author : Tim Dowley
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-15
  • Genre: Bibles
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506446066

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A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible Excerpt :

John J. Collins's A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most popular introductory textbooks in colleges and seminary classrooms. Enriched by decades of classroom teaching, it is aimed explicitly at motivated students, regardless of their previous exposure to the Bible or faith commitments. This more compact version of Collins's renowned Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is combined with even more student-friendly features, including charts, maps, photographs, chapter summaries, and bibliographies for further reading. Collins proceeds through the canon of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha, judiciously presenting the current state of historical, archaeological, and literary understanding of the biblical text, and engaging the student in questions of significance and interpretation for the contemporary world. The third edition is presented in a new and engaging format with new maps and images. An index has been added to the volume for the first time.

Wrestling the Word Book

Wrestling the Word


  • Author : Carolyn J. Sharp
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN 10 : 9780664230678

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Wrestling the Word Excerpt :

"With this volume, Carolyn Sharp takes her stand as an exceptional `repairer of the breach' that many perceive between biblical scholarship and the life of faith. Her engaging, judicious, and balanced assessment of current issues in biblical scholarship coupled with her reflections about their significance for the church and the world promise to inspire and challenge every reader---lay reader and biblical scholar alike."---Christine Roy Yoder, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia "In this volume, Carolyn Sharp exposes the cultural and theological assumptions of the very act of reading the Bible. She calls on readers to see the different ways that scholars read the biblical text in this postmodern world and to experiment with these different ways to read. Students would be well served to wrestle with this book."---Beth LaNeel Tanner, Assistant Professor of Old Testament, New Brunswick Theological Seminary "This is a smart, brave, and bold book, and here is a teacher and writer whom I trust implicitly."---Brent A. Strawn, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Candler School of Theology, Emory University "This is no ordinary introduction to the Bible or to critical methods. Rather, Sharp engages us in a conversation about what it is to read the Bible in our various social, ecclesial, and ideological locations."---Ellen F. Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology, Duke Divinity School

Judaism  A Very Short Introduction Book

Judaism A Very Short Introduction


  • Author : Norman Solomon
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2014-08-28
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191511080

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Judaism A Very Short Introduction Excerpt :

Normon Solomon's succinct book is an ideal introduction to Judaism as a religion and way of life. Demonstrating the diverse nature and ethnic origin of those with the Jewish faith, Solomon explores how the Jewish religion has developed in the 2,000 years since the days of the Bible. This Very Short Introduction starts by outlining the basics of practical Judaism - its festivals, prayers, customs, and various sects - and goes on to consider how Judaism has responded to, and dealt with, a number of key issues and debates, including the impact of the Holocaust and the establishment of the State of Israel. In this new edition, Solomon considers issues of contemporary Judaism in the twenty first century. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

A Short Introduction to Hermeneutics Book
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A Short Introduction to Hermeneutics


  • Author : David Jasper
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release Date : 2004-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 0664227511

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A Short Introduction to Hermeneutics Excerpt :

Hermeneutics defines the rules used to search out the meaning of Scripture. This book assesses major Biblical interpreters & approaches to hermeneutics from the patristic period to the present day.

A Brief Introduction to the Old Testament Book

A Brief Introduction to the Old Testament


  • Author : Michael David Coogan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2011-11-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 455
  • ISBN 10 : 0199830118

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A Brief Introduction to the Old Testament Excerpt :

Engaging and accessible to students from all backgrounds, A Brief Introduction to the Old Testament: The Hebrew Bible in Its Context, Second Edition, is an updated, concise, and more pedagogical version of Michael D. Coogan's best-selling The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, Second Edition (OUP, 2010). Coogan works primarily from a historical and critical methodology but also introduces students to literary analysis and other interpretive strategies. He examines all the books of the Hebrew Bible and considers additional writings from the ancient Near East. The Apocryphal / Deuterocanonical books are included in an appendix. Providing a nondenominational and nondoctrinal treatment, this text offers a unique and captivating introduction to the Hebrew scriptures themselves and to how they have been--and can be--interpreted. PEDAGOGICAL FEATURES: * Chapter introductions connecting each chapter to the preceding material and previewing the material to come * Chapter summaries that highlight key points and link each chapter to the rest of the book * Important terms, boldfaced at their first appearance and defined in the glossary * Numerous strategically placed text boxes that offer interesting and useful supplementary information * Timelines, photos, illustrations, maps, and a four-color insert on Jerusalem in biblical times * Review questions, suggestions for further reading, a general bibliography, and annotated bibliographies at the end of each chapter * A FREE 6-month subscription to Oxford Biblical Studies Online (www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com)--a $180 value--with the purchase of every new copy of this text. Please contact your Oxford University Press Sales Representative at 800.280.0280 for details.

The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture Book
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The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture


  • Author : Yoram Hazony
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-07-30
  • Genre: Bibles
  • Pages : 379
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521176675

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The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture Excerpt :

This book offers a new framework for reading the Bible as a work of reason.

The Hebrew Bible Book

The Hebrew Bible


  • Author : David M. Carr
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-06-08
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119636670

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The Hebrew Bible Excerpt :

Discover the historical and social context of one of the most influential works ever written with this authoritative new resource The newly revised second edition of The Hebrew Bible: A Contemporary Introduction to the Christian Old Testament and Jewish Tanakh delivers a brief and up-to-date introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament in the broader context of world history. Its treatment of the formation of the Bible amidst different historical periods allows readers to understand the biblical texts in context. It also introduces readers to scholarly methods used to explore the formation of the Hebrew Bible and its later interpretation by Jews and Christians. Written by a leading scholar in the field, this new edition incorporates the most recent research on the archaeology and history of early Israel, the formation of the Pentateuch, and the development of the historical and poetic books. Students will benefit from the inclusion of study questions in each chapter, focus texts from the Bible that illustrate major points, timelines, illustrations, photographs and a glossary to help them retain knowledge. The book also includes: A deepened and up-to-date focus on recent methods of biblical study, including trauma studies, African American, womanist, and ecocritical approaches to the Bible An orientation to multiple bibles, translations and digital resources for study of the Bible An exploration of the emergence of ancient Israel, its first oral traditions and its earliest writings Discussions of how major features of the Bible reflect communal experiences of trauma and resilience as Israel survived under successive empires of the Ancient Near East. Fuller treatment of the final formation of biblical books in early Judaism, including coverage of diverse early Jewish texts (e.g. Ben Sira, Enoch, Judith) that were revered as scripture before there were more clearly defined Jewish and Christian Bibles Designed for students of seminary courses and undergraduate student

The Dead Sea Scrolls  a Very Short Introduction Book
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The Dead Sea Scrolls a Very Short Introduction


  • Author : Timothy Lim
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-23
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198779520

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The Dead Sea Scrolls a Very Short Introduction Excerpt :

Since their discovery in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have become an icon in popular culture that transcends their status as ancient Jewish manuscripts. Everyone has heard of the Scrolls, but amidst the conspiracies, the politics, and the sensational claims, it can be difficult to separate the myths from the reality. In this Very Short introductions, Timothy Lim discusses the cultural significance of the finds, and the religious, political and legal controversies during the seventy years of study since the discovery. He also looks at the contribution the Scrolls have made to our understanding of the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible, and the origins of early Christianity. Exploring the most recent scholarly discussions on the archaeology of Khirbet Qumran, and the study of the biblical texts, the canon, and the history of the Second Temple Period, he considers what the scrolls reveal about sectarianism in early Judaism. Was the archaeological site of Qumran a centre of monastic life, a fortress, a villa, or a pottery factory? Why were some of their biblical texts so different from the ones that we read today? Did they have 'a Bible'? Who were the Essenes and why did they think that humanity is to be divided between 'the sons of light' and those in darkness? And, finally, do the Scrolls reflect the teachings of the earliest followers of Jesus? ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.