Reading the Old Testament: An Introduction

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Reading the Old Testament was recognized as a classic almost from its date of publication in 1984. Without in any way diminishing its famed clarity, judiciousness, and theological depth, two prominent scholars, Richard Clifford and Daniel Harrington, have brought the book into the twenty-first century.

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Editors Preface
The People and Lands of the Old Testament
Archaeology and the Old Testament
Literary Tools for Old Testament Study
Oral Tradition
Rhetorical Criticism
Genesis 111 The Preface to Israels Story
The Final Shape of Genesis 111 Summary
B The Psalms and Israels Prayer
Sickness and Tragedy in the Psalms
The Great Prophets of the Eighth Century
The Last Days of the Kingdom of Judah
Jeremiah and the Deuteronomic History
Prophecy During the Babylonian Exile
Sing Us a Song of Zion
The Struggle to Restore the Land

The Exodus from Egypt
The Covenant and Journey to Canaan Exodus 19 through Numbers
The Books of Joshua and Judges
Canaanite Religion and Culture
A King Like Those of Other Nations The Books of Samuel
Daily Life in Ancient Israel
The Family in Israel
Royal Justice
Life in the Postexilic Community
The Cultivation of Wisdom
Faith Confronting New Challenges
The Closing of the Old Testament
Ten Great Themes of Old Testament Theology
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