The Old Testament: Its Background, Growth, & Content

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Abingdon Press, 2007 - Religion - 382 pages
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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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Contents

TABLE OF ILLUSTRATIONS
10
INTRODUCTION TO THE TORAH
57
THE HEBREW PATRIARCHS
84
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Steven L. McKenzie is Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament atRhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.

John Kaltner is an associate professor of religious studies at Rhodes College, where he teaches courses on the Bible, Islam, and Arabic. He is the author of several books, including Ishmael Instructs Isaac: An Introduction to the Qur'an for Bible Readers and The Old Testament: Its Background, Growth, and Content, which he co-wrote with Steven L. McKenzie. He lives in Memphis, Tennessee.

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