Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture

Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture


  • Release: 1979
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 688 page
  • ISBN: 0800605322
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This Introduction attempts to offer a different model for the discipline from that currently represented. It seeks to describe the form and function of the Hebrew Bible in its role as sacred scripture for Israel. It argues the case that the biblical literature has not been correctly understood or interpreted because its role as religious literature has not been correctly assessed.

From Jesus to Christ

From Jesus to Christ


  • Release: 2008-10-01
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 288 page
  • ISBN: 9780300164107
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"Magisterial. . . . A learned, brilliant and enjoyable study."—Géza Vermès, Times Literary Supplement In this exciting book, Paula Fredriksen explains the variety of New Testament images of Jesus by exploring the ways that the new Christian communities interpreted his mission and message in light of the delay of the Kingdom he had preached. This edition includes an introduction reviews the most recent scholarship on Jesus and its implications for both history and theology. "Brilliant and lucidly written, full of original and fascinating insights."—Reginald H. Fuller, Journal of the American Academy of Religion "This is a first-rate work of a first-rate historian."—James D. Tabor, Journal of Religion "Fredriksen confronts her documents—principally the writings of the New Testament—as an archaeologist would an especially rich complex site. With great care she distinguishes the literary images from historical fact. As she does so, she explains the images of Jesus in terms of the strategies and purposes of the writers Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John."—Thomas D’Evelyn, Christian Science Monitor

An Introduction to the Old Testament

An Introduction to the Old Testament


  • Release: 2003-01-01
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 434 page
  • ISBN: 0664224121
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This work introduces the reader to the broad theological and chronological sweep of the Old Testament. It covers every book of the Old Testament in the order in which it appears in the Hebrew Bible and treats the issues and methods in contemporary interpretations without jargon.

The Old Testament  A Very Short Introduction

The Old Testament A Very Short Introduction


  • Release: 2008-03-28
  • Publisher: OUP USA
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 140 page
  • ISBN: 9780195305050
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This Very Short Introduction provides a short, accessible overview for general readers interested in learning more about the Old Testament and its interpretation. Coogan explores the significance of the history and literature of the Old Testament and describes how non-biblical evidence, such as archaeological data and texts, has illuminated the Old Testament in a larger context. Coogan discusses law in the Bible, particularly the Ten Commandments and the biblical understandings of prophecy, myth, exodus, death, and afterlife. Finally, Coogan discusses the enduring significance of the Old Testament.

Reading the Old Testament

Reading the Old Testament


  • Release: 2012
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 510 page
  • ISBN: 9781616436704
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Daily life in Ancient Israel - Great prophets including, Hosea, Amos, Isaiah - People and lands of the Old Testament.

The Old Testament

The Old Testament


  • Release: 2005
  • Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 239 page
  • ISBN: 0334029856
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This SCM Study Guide to the Old Testament guides the newcomer to Old Testament studies easily and smoothly through the myriad of interpretations of this ancient text. Explaining difficult concepts, and ensuring space for the reader to reflect independently on topics throughout, this accessible textbook is aimed specifically at those who want to make connections between their own experience and the Old Testament text in a way which enables each to be transformed by the other. It provides the reader with matter to reflect upon and presents Biblical text in a way that makes reflection - and understanding - possible.

On the Reliability of the Old Testament

On the Reliability of the Old Testament


  • Release: 2006-06-09
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 662 page
  • ISBN: 0802803962
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Draws upon a wide range of historical sources to examine the factuality of the Old Testament, arguing that the Bible's stories are firmly based on fact and refuting evidence from modern scholars who claim otherwise.