Reading the Old Testament by Lawrence Boadt

Reading The Old Testament
  • Author : Lawrence Boadt
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781616436704

Daily life in Ancient Israel - Great prophets including, Hosea, Amos, Isaiah - People and lands of the Old Testament.

Reading the Old Testament by John Barton

Reading The Old Testament
  • Author : John Barton
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release Date : 1996-01-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0664257240

John Barton's revised classic text is intended for students who have already learned some of the techniques of biblical study and who wish to explore the implications and aims of the various critical methods currently in use. Chapters include: form criticism, redaction criticism, canonical criticism, structuralism, reader-response criticism, and postmodern approaches.

How to Read the Old Testament by Etienne Charpentier

How To Read The Old Testament
  • Author : Etienne Charpentier
  • Publisher : Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Categories : Bible
  • ISBN : 0334020573

Bestselling illustrated guide to the books of the Old Testament which aims to familiarize the reader with the subject without overwhelming him/her with a mass of detail.

Reading the Old Testament Introduction to the Hebrew Bible by Barry L. Bandstra

Reading The Old Testament  Introduction To The Hebrew Bible
  • Author : Barry L. Bandstra
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2008-07-02
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780495391050

Teach your students how to read the Hebrew Bible and mine the rich Biblical text for significant literary, historical, and thematic meanings with this bestselling introduction to the Old Testament. Written by leading scholar Barry Bandstra, READING THE OLD TESTAMENT: INTRODUCTION TO THE HEBREW BIBLE, Fourth Edition combines engaging, conversational prose, visual elements such as maps, timelines and artwork, and innovative technology. The book actively applies recent literary, rhetorical, and structural studies that shed light on art, design, coherence, characterization, theme, and other literary features of the Hebrew Bible. Marginal call-outs connect the text to technology resources for the strong Old Testament introduction your students need. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Reading the Old Testament by Barry L. Bandstra

Reading The Old Testament
  • Author : Barry L. Bandstra
  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Categories : Reference
  • ISBN : 0534616682

Preface. Reader's Introduction. Introduction. Reading RTOT. What is the Old Testament? Interpreting the Old Testament. Key Notions. The Biblical Story. Introduction. Pre-Israelite History. Early Israel. The Monarchy. Early Judaism. PART I: TORAH. Tora Prologue. Introduction. Authorship. Narrative Unity. Historicity. 1. Genesis 1-11. Introduction. Creation to the Flood. Recreation to the Ancestors. The Composition of Genesis 1-11. 2. Genesis 12-50. Introduction. Abraham Cycle. Jacob Cycle. Joseph Cycle. Genesis as a Book. 3. Exodus. Introduction. Exodus: Deliverance Traditions. Sinai: Covenant Traditions. Exodus as a Book. 4. Leviticus and Numbers. Introduction. Leviticus. Numbers. 5. Deuteronomy. Introduction. Torah of Moses. Torah and Covenant. Deuteronomy as a Book. PART II: PROPHETS. Prophets Prologue. Introduction. Former Prophets. Latter Prophets. The Prophets as a Collection. 6. Joshua. Introduction. Campaigns of Conquest. Tribal Territories. Covenant Considerations. Joshua as a Book. 7. Judges. Introduction. Narrative Introduction. The Judges at Work. Judges as a Book. 8. Samuel. Introduction. Samuel Cycle. Saul Cycle. David Cycle. Samuel as a Book. 9. Kings. Introduction. Solomon and the United Monarchy. Parallel Histories of Israel and Judah. Judah to the Babylonian Exile. Kings as a Book. 10. Isaiah. Introduction. First Isaiah: Isaiah of Jerusalem. Second Isaiah: Isaiah of the Exile. Third Isaiah: Isaiah of the Restoration. Isaiah as a Book. 11. Jeremiah. Introduction. During the Reign of Josiah. During the Reign of Jehoiakim. During the Reign of Zedekiah. After the Fall of Jerusalem. Jeremiah's Complaints. Jeremiah as a Book. 12. Ezekiel. Introduction. Prophetic Warnings. Hope and Restoration. Ezekiel as a Book. 13. Book of the Twelve. Introduction. Assyrian Period Prophets. Babylonian Period Prophets. Persian Period Prophets. The Twelve Prophets as a Book. PART III: WRITINGS. Writings Prologue. Introducti

A Social Reading of the Old Testament by Walter Brueggemann

A Social Reading Of The Old Testament
  • Author : Walter Brueggemann
  • Publisher : Augsburg Fortress Pub
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : UOM:39015032551015

In this book Walter Brueggemann raises a variety of contemporary and intriguing questions on the relation of society and text in the Old Testament, among them-the hidden agendas that underlie the making and reading of Scripture the conflictual tension in ancient Israel the cry to God of the oppressed and God's response the political dimension of mercy theodicy, violence, horses, and chariots Brueggemann opens to a variety of readers a compelling picture of subversive paradigm and social possibility in the Hebrew Bible.

Reading the Old Testament Anew by John Kaltner

Reading The Old Testament Anew
  • Author : John Kaltner
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-07-27
  • Categories : Bible
  • ISBN : 1599827743

Does the Bible remain relevant amid the complexities of the contemporary landscape? Absolutely, according to John Kaltner's Reading the Old Testament Anew: Biblical Perspectives on Today's Issues. In fact, the stories of Scripture have shaped our understandings of the world--often without our even knowing it! In Reading the Old Testament Anew: Biblical Perspectives on Today's Issues, Kaltner presents an accessible overview of contemporary biblical scholarship as it relates to timely themes for today's classroom, including creation, covenant, liberation, the human condition, the marginalized 'other,' and social justice. With real-world connections, pertinent artwork, informative and thought-provoking sidebars, and a robust bibliography, Reading the Old Testament Anew is the perfect guide for exploring the ancient context and modern relevance of the Bible as it relates to some of today's most pressing themes

Preaching and Reading the Old Testament Lessons by Elizabeth Achtemeier

Preaching And Reading The Old Testament Lessons
  • Author : Elizabeth Achtemeier
  • Publisher : CSS Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004-06
  • Categories : Bible
  • ISBN : 9780788023217

Infused with her renowned insight into the Hebrew scriptures, this collection of biblical scholar Elizabeth Achtemeier's stimulating commentary on the First Lesson lectionary texts provides a multitude of fruitful starting points for preparing sermons solidly rooted in the Bible yet connected to modern life. But this book isn't just for preachers -- Achtemeier's unrelenting focus on the promises of God appearing in the Old Testament and fulfilled in the New Testament make these faith-filled essays an enriching resource for study groups and personal devotional reading.

Taking the Old Testament Challenge by Judson Poling

Taking The Old Testament Challenge
  • Author : Judson Poling
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2003-08
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0310249139

In less than a year, you can travel through the entire Old Testament. These daily readings, comments, and questions will deepen your walk with God and heighten your knowledge of his Word. It will lead you to a devotional experience with God. Discover why Jesus was so passionate about the Old Testament and quoted from it so frequently.

Figural Reading and the Old Testament by Don C. Collett

Figural Reading And The Old Testament
  • Author : Don C. Collett
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release Date : 2020-04-21
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781493421626

Don Collett, an experienced Old Testament scholar, offers an account of Old Testament interpretation that capitalizes on recent research in figural exegesis. Collett examines the tension between figural and literal modes of exegesis as they developed in Christian thought, introduces ongoing debates and discussions concerning figural readings of Scripture, and offers theological readings of several significant Old Testament passages. This book will work well as a primer on figural exegesis for seminarians or as a capstone seminary text that ties together themes from courses in Bible, exegesis, and theology.

Read the Bible for Life by George H. Guthrie

Read The Bible For Life
  • Author : George H. Guthrie
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780805464542

A layperson's guide to understanding how to read the Bible in context clarifies the Bible's key themes and shows how to apply them to daily life, through a series of everyday language conversations with today's brightest scholars. Original.

Encountering Ancient Voices by Corrine L. Carvalho

Encountering Ancient Voices
  • Author : Corrine L. Carvalho
  • Publisher : Saint Mary's Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780884899112

Entry Level College text book. This book focuses on reading stratedgies and uses active learning techniques wherever possible to encourage and empower students to read the Bible on their own.

The Bible Jesus Read by Philip Yancey

The Bible Jesus Read
  • Author : Philip Yancey
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2010-05-18
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780310870203

Philip Yancey has a way of confronting our most cherished--but misguided--notions about the Christian life. In The Bible Jesus Read, Yancey challenges the perception that the New Testament is more important than the Old, that the Hebrew Scriptures aren't worth the time they take to read and understand them. Writing as always with keen insight into the human condition and God’s provision for it, Yancey debunks this theory once and for all. Yes, he agrees, the Old Testament can be baffling, boring, and even offensive to the modern reader. But as he personally discovered, the Old Testament is full of rewards for the one who embraces its riches. With his candid, signature style, Yancey unfolds his interactions with the Old Testament from the perspective of his own deeply personal journey. From Moses, the amazing prince of Egypt, to the psalmists' turbulent emotions and the prophets' oddball rantings, Yancey paints a picture of Israel's God--and ours--that fills in the blanks of a solely New Testament vision of the Almighty. As he reconnects for us the strong, sinuous chords that bind the Old and New Testaments, Yancey reclaims the Reformers' deep sense of unity between the two. Most important, he says, reading the Scriptures that Jesus so revered gives believers a profound new understanding of Christ, the Cornerstone of the new covenant. "The more we comprehend the Old Testament," Yancey writes, "the more we comprehend Jesus."

Reading the Old Testament in Antioch by Robert Charles Hill

Reading The Old Testament In Antioch
  • Author : Robert Charles Hill
  • Publisher : Bible in Ancient Christianity
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Categories : Computers
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105114592608

The work examines the approach of the Antioch Fathers to the Old Testament. If they shared an ignorance of the original language with the Fathers generally, their form of the Greek Bible was distinctive, as was their style of commentary and in particular their accent on the factual and historical character of the authors' message.

Reading the Bible by Timothy R. Carmody

Reading The Bible
  • Author : Timothy R. Carmody
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0809141892

Using the "three worlds" of the historical background, the literary features, and the interpretive possibilities for the text, this book surveys the major divisions of the Bible and presents examples of how to interpret the Bible using contemporary methodologies.

Reading Scripture Canonically by Mark S. Gignilliat

Reading Scripture Canonically
  • Author : Mark S. Gignilliat
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release Date : 2019-06-18
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0801049113

Veteran Old Testament teacher Mark Gignilliat explores the theological and hermeneutical instincts that are necessary for reading, understanding, and communicating Scripture faithfully. He takes seriously the gains of historical criticism while insisting that the Bible must be interpreted as Christian Scripture, offering students a "third way" that assigns proper proportion to both historical and theological concerns. Reading and engaging Scripture requires not only historical tools, Gignilliat says, but also recognition of the living God's promised presence through the Bible.

Good Book by David Plotz

Good Book
  • Author : David Plotz
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-06
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780061972881

“Hilarious. . . . It’s Cliff Notes for Scripture—screenplay by Plotz, story by God. . . . In the end, though, the book is made by the spirit of the writer.” — The New York Times Book Review “Like the Bible itself, Good Book contains multitudes—it is by turns thought-provoking, funny, enlightening and moving.” — A. J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically “Plotz is a genius writer.” — Franklin Foer, author of How Soccer Explains the World A whip-smart, laugh-out-loud tour through the most important book in the world, a book most people have never read: the Bible.

How to Read the Bible by James L. Kugel

How To Read The Bible
  • Author : James L. Kugel
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-05-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781451689099

As soon as it appeared, How to Read the Bible was recognized as a masterwork, “awesome, thrilling” (The New York Times), “wonderfully interesting, extremely well presented” (The Washington Post), and “a tour de force...a stunning narrative” (Publishers Weekly). Now in its tenth year of publication, the book remains the clearest, most inviting and readable guide to the Hebrew Bible around—and a profound meditation on the effect that modern biblical scholarship has had on traditional belief. Moving chapter by chapter, Harvard professor James Kugel covers the Bible’s most significant stories—the Creation of the world, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah and the flood, Abraham and Sarah, Jacob and his wives, Moses and the exodus, David’s mighty kingdom, plus the writings of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and the other prophets, and on to the Babylonian conquest and the eventual return to Zion. Throughout, Kugel contrasts the way modern scholars understand these events with the way Christians and Jews have traditionally understood them. The latter is not, Kugel shows, a naïve reading; rather, it is the product of a school of sophisticated interpreters who flourished toward the end of the biblical period. These highly ideological readers sought to put their own spin on texts that had been around for centuries, utterly transforming them in the process. Their interpretations became what the Bible meant for centuries and centuries—until modern scholarship came along. The question that this book ultimately asks is: What now? As one reviewer wrote, Kugel’s answer provides “a contemporary model of how to read Sacred Scripture amidst the oppositional pulls of modern scholarship and tradition.”

Story as Torah by Gordon Wenham

Story As Torah
  • Author : Gordon Wenham
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2004-05-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780567084910

It can sometimes be difficult for the modern reader to know whether the author of an Old Testament book is commending or condemning certain acts. Professor Wenham turns to modern literary theory and ethical analysis to show how two quite different books of the Old Testament, Genesis and Judges, offer ethical models of behaviour. He focuses on the attitudes of the authors rather than the morals of the characters in the stories, and argues that these models are actually closer to New Testament ideals than has previously been recogised.

Reading Jesus s Bible by Goldingay, John

Reading Jesus S Bible
  • Author : Goldingay, John
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Categories : Bible
  • ISBN : 9780802873644

For Jesus and his contemporaries, what we now know as the Old Testament was simply the Scriptures--and it was the fundamental basis of how people understood their relationship with God. In this book John Goldingay uncovers five major ways in which the New Testament uses the Old Testament. His discussion paves the way for contemporary readers to understand and appreciate the Old Testament more fully. Along with an overview of how Jesus and the first Christian writers read the Old Testament, illustrated with passages from Matthew, Romans, 1 Corinthians, and Hebrews, Goldingay offers a straightforward introduction to the Old Testament in its own right. Reading Jesus's Bible will shed fresh Old Testament light on Jesus, God, and the church for readers today.