Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

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Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 2014 - Religion - 622 pages
Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most reliable and widely adopted critical textbooks at undergraduate and graduate levels alike. The text is aimed explicitly at motivated students regardless of their previous exposure to the Bible or faith commitments. Collins proceeds through the canon of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha, judiciously presenting the current state of historical, archaeological, and literary understanding of the biblical text, and engaging the student in questions of significance and interpretation for the contemporary world. The revised second edition is now presented in a refreshing new format.
 

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Contents

Maps
15
The Near Eastern Context
27
The Nature of the Pentateuchal Narrative
49
The Primeval History
69
The Patriarchs
85
The Exodus from Egypt
109
The Revelation at Sinai
125
Exodus 2540 Leviticus and Numbers
143
Isaiah Micah Nahum and Zephaniah
325
HabakkukJeremiah and Lamentations
349
Ezekiel and Obadiah
371
The Additions to the Book ofIsaiah
395
Haggai Zechariah MalachiJoel
417
Ezra and Nehemiah
449
The Books of Chronicles
467
The Psalms and Song of Songs
483

Deuteronomy
163
THE DEUTERONOMISTIC HISTORY
183
The Book ofJoshua
189
Judges
211
First Samuel
227
Second Samuel
243
PROPHECY
297
Clay models oflivers for training in divination from the royal palace in Mari 19th
300
Amos and Hosea
305
Proverbs
507
Job and Qoheleth
525
Ruth Esther Tobit Judith
547
Daniel 12 Maccabees
565
Ben Sira Wisdom of Solomon Baruch
593
From Tradition to Canon
611
Glossary
617
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