He Gave Us Stories: The Bible Student's Guide to Interpreting Old Testament Narratives

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Third Millennium Ministries, Jun 1, 1993 - Religion - 493 pages
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Review of He Gave Us Stories by Richard L. Pratt, Jr. In this book, Richard Pratt looks at the Old Testament (OT) narratives and asks the question, “How do we interpret and apply these stories ... Read full review

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Great book! Really brings the Old Testament narratives to life. Read full review

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Contents

Three Processes of Interpretation
2
Preparing for Old Testament Narratives
19
Preparation
20
Different Orientations Toward Preparation
24
Priorities in the AuthorityDialogue Model
34
Major Resources for Hermeneutical Progress
41
The Influence of Christian Living
43
Major Influences of Christian Living
44
Inclusions in Solomons Glorious Reign
218
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116
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228
Writers and Their Audiences
231
Establishing a Range of Extrinsic Agents
239

The Influence of Interaction
65
Checks and Balances in Interaction
77
The Influence of Exegesis
87
Major Exegetical Approaches
88
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99
Investigating Old Testament Narratives
105
Investigation 706
106
The Goal of Investigation
116
Angles on Original Meaning
125
Multiple Summaries of Original Meaning 727
127
Characters in Old Testament Stories
129
Declining Character Among Judges
135
Techniques of Characterization 745
136
Scene Depiction
155
Clues for Scene Divisions
158
Imagery in Scenes 774
169
Structure in Individual Episodes
179
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19 797
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710
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Large Narrative Structures
205
16 and 15721
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16434
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503613 275
215
Contrasting Parallels between Judah and Joseph 276
216
1346a 277
217
Problems with Discerning Intentions
244
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246
Clues for a Writers Purposes
251
Describing a Writers Intentions
253
Three Dimensions of a Writers Intentions
254
Al Three Facets of Observations
256
Three Facets of Anticipations
263
Three Facets of Implications
270
Overview of Old Testament Narratives
279
The Mosaic History
283
The Deuteronomistic History
286
The Chronistic History
297
Other Narrative Books
304
Applying Old Testament Narratives
307
Application
308
Goals of Contemporary Application
321
Lines of Connection
328
Types of Adjustments in Application
332
From Age to Age
335
Epochal Considerations in Old Testament History
339
Three Offices of Christs Lordship
350
Application to the Christian Theocracy
356
From Culture to Culture
361
Evaluating Cultural Variations
368
Culture in the Old and New Testaments
375
Basic Steps for Cultural Adjustments
380
From People to People
383
Obstacles to Personal Application
388
Basic Steps for Personal Adjustments
395
Levels of Personal Application
401
Endnotes
403
Subject Index
475
Scripture Index
481
About the Author
493
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About the author (1993)

Pratt is Associate Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary and an ordained minister is the Presbyterian Church in America.

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