The Old Testament: Its Background, Growth, & Content
In a straightforward and understandable style, without distortion or oversimplification, Steven L. McKenzie and John Kaltner introduce readers to the content of the Old Testament and to critical methods developed to read it. Utilizing the finest modern scholarship, the authors detail the role of editors in shaping the Old Testament, examine the historical and literary contexts in which it grew, and discuss important interpretive issues in each book. Each chapter introduces the biblical book at hand through the lenses of content, growth, context, and interpretation, and the text moves through the Bible in the order of the Jewish canonical units, Torah, Former Prophets, Latter Prophets, and Writings.
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TABLE OF ILLUSTRATIONS
INTRODUCTION TO THE TORAH
THE HEBREW PATRIARCHS
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Abra(ha)m Ahaz Amos ancient Near East apocalyptic Assyrian Babylon Babylonian begins biblical book of Joel book's Canaan canon century b.c.e. chapters Chronicles contains context covenant Daniel David Day of Yahweh death describes destruction Deuteronomistic History Deuteronomy divine dynasty Edom Egypt Egyptian Esther exile Exod exodus Ezekiel Ezra Ezra-Nehemiah Genesis God's Greek Haggai Hebrew Bible Hezekiah Hosea human indicate interpretation Israelites Jacob Jeremiah Jeroboam Jerusalem Jewish Joel Jonah Joseph story Joshua Josiah Judges king kingdom kingdom of Israel Lamentations land later literary Lord Malachi material mentioned Mesopotamia Moses narrative nations Nineveh oracles original Persian poem priestly prophetic books Proverbs psalms Qoheleth reference reign Ruth Samuel Saul Saul's scholars Second Isaiah Septuagint Song of Solomon sources temple Testament themes theological tion tradition translation verses vision wilderness words worship writings written Yahweh Zechariah