The Hebrew Bible Today: An Introduction to Critical Issues

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Steven L. McKenzie, Matt Patrick Graham
Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1998 - Religion - 240 pages

Scholarship in the Hebrew Scriptures is more bountiful and diverse than ever before, a situation that presents a formidable challenge to the student trying to understand the critical issues in Hebrew Bible study. This book deals with each section of the canon and explains the standard questions, with special attention to points of scholarly agreement and contention. Written by an international group of preeminent scholars, this collection is intended for readers with a diversity of interests and is specifically designed for those making their first acquaintance with the complex character of the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament.


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A collection of introductory essays by different authors, discussing critical issues, past to present, in the historical, literary, and theological study of the component parts of the Hebrew Bible ... Read full review


The Former Prophets Joshua Judges 12 Samuel 12 Kings
The Latter Prophets Isaiah Jeremiah Ezekiel
The Book of the TwelveThe Minor Prophets Hosea Joel
The Wisdom Books Job Proverbs Ecclesiastes
The Songs of Israel Psalms Lamentations
Other Writings Ruth Song of Songs Esther Daniel
The Chroniclers History Ezra Nehemiah Chronicles
Index of Authors

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About the author (1998)

Steven L. McKenzie is Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the author of All God's Children: A Biblical Critique of Racism and coeditor of To Each Its Own Meaning: An Introduction to Biblical Criticisms and Their Application.

M. Patrick Graham is Margaret A. Pitts Professor of Theological Bibliography and Director of Pitts Theology Library at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia.

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