An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 2003 - Religion - 434 pages
In this book, Walter Brueggemann, America's premier biblical theologian, introduces the reader to the broad theological scope and chronological sweep of the Old Testament. Covering each book of the Old Testament - in the order in which it appears in the Hebrew Bible - the Introduction explains without unnecessary jargon the most important issues and methods in contemporary interpretation of the Old Testament - literary, historical, and theological.
 

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Contents

Imaginative Remembering
1
TheTorah
15
Cosmic Miracles in Contradiction Genesis 111
29
The Ancestors Genesis 1250
43
The Book of Exodus
53
The Book of Leviticus
67
The Book of Numbers
75
The Book of Deuteronomy
85
The Book of Jeremiah
177
TheBookofEzekiel
191
The Minor Prophets 1
209
The Minor Prophets 2 2 3 7
237
Reprise on the Prophets
263
The Writings
271
The Book of Psalms
277
The Book of Job
293

Reprise on the Pentateuch
95
The Prophets
101
The Book of Joshua
109
The Book of Judges
121
The Books of 1 and 2 Samuel
131
The Books of 1 and 2 Kings
145
The Book of Isaiah
159
The Five Scrolls
319
The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah
363
Reprise on the Writings
383
Bibliography
403
Index of Scripture
418
Index of Names
431
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Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary.

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