Encountering Ancient Voices: A Guide to Reading the Old Testament
Flexible, understandable, and filled with sound pedagogy--the ideal core text for teaching students how to read the Old Testament!
A first-of-its-kind text to integrate the most recent research on the Hebrew Scriptures into a historical context.
This is NOT a passive textbook. Instead, this is a text that focuses on reading strategies to encourage and empower students to read the Bible on their own. Dr. Carvalho helps students learn about the social and cultural contexts out of which these texts were produced, helps them understand the variety of interpretations of the text, and encourages students to claim ownership of their own interpretations. And she does all this while sparking students' interest in theological questions by connecting their queries to their everyday world.
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