An Introduction to the Old Testament: Sacred Texts and Imperial Contexts of the Hebrew Bible
This comprehensive, introductory textbook is unique in exploring the emergence of the Hebrew Bible in the broader context of world history. It particularly focuses on the influence of pre-Roman empires, empowering students with a richer understanding of Old Testament historiography.
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The Emergence of Ancient Israel and Its First Oral
Imagining Early Monarchal Israel
Echoes of Past Empires in Biblical Wisdom Love Poetry
Narrative and Prophecy amidst the Rise and Fall of
Micah Isaiah and the Southern Prophetic Encounter with
Prophecy in the Transition from Assyrian to Babylonian
Laments History and Prophecies after the Destruction
The Torah the Psalms and the PersianSponsored
Other Texts Formed in the Crucible of PostExilic
Hellenistic Empires and the Formation of the Hebrew
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Amenemope Amos ancient Israel Asherah Assyrian Babylonian biblical texts book of Isaiah book of Jeremiah century CHAPTER OVERVIEW Christian city-state context covenant Covenant Code creation criticism culture David and Solomon destruction Deut Deuteronomistic history Deuteronomy discussed divine domination early Israel Ecclesiastes echoes Egypt Egyptian empire example exile Exod Ezekiel Ezra Figure focus foreign Genesis God’s Greek Hasmoneans Hebrew Bible Hellenistic Hosea human interpretation Israelite Jacob Jeremiah Jerusalem Jewish John Knox Press Joshua Judah Judaism Judean Judges king kingdom of Israel later leaders lsrael’s major Mesopotamian Micah monarchy Moses narrative northern kingdom NRSV Numbers Old Testament oppression oral traditions Pentateuch period Persian post-exilic Priestly primeval history prophecy prophets Prov Proverbs rebuilding Resources for Further Samuel scholars scribes scriptures Second Isaiah Song of Songs Source Tanach Temple themes theology Torah translations tribal trickster vassal treaty Version villages wisdom words worship written Yahweh