For undergraduate courses in Introduction to the Old Testament or Hebrew bible, Biblical Archaeology, and courses in the Bible as Literature that are taught in Religious Studies departments.
The text gives students a rich introduction to the Old Testament by interweaving multiple disciplines-- history, archaeology, literature, art, theology-- and scholarly approaches–interdenominational Christian, Jewish, and secular.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Old Testament as the Story of a People.
I. THE CREATION OF A PEOPLE.
1. The Beginnings of Israel.
2. Liberation from Bondage.
3. Covenant in the Wilderness.
4. The Promised Land.
5. The Formation of an All-Israelite Epic.
6. The Struggle Between Faith and Culture.
II. ISRAEL BECOMES LIKE THE NATIONS.
7. The Throne of David.
8. Prophetic Troublers of Israel.
9. Fallen is the Virgin Israel.
10. Judah's Covenant with Death.
11. The Rediscovery of Mosaic Torah.
12. The Doom of the Nation.
III. THE COVENANT COMMUNITY IS RENEWED.
13. By the Waters of Babylon.
14. The Dawn of a New Age.
15. A Kingdom of Priests.
16. The Praises of Israel.
17. The Beginning of Wisdom.
18. The Unfinished Story.
Comprehensive Chronological Chart.
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Understanding the Old Testament, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition
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$52.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-194189-2