Ezra And Nehemiah by Gordon Fay DaviesEzra And Nehemiah by Gordon Fay Davies

Ezra And Nehemiah

byGordon Fay Davies

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

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For centuries people have turned to the Hebrew Bible to hear the life-giving words of God's everlasting covenant. Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative and Poetry shares the riches of this message with all who seek to hear it. Twenty-four volumes are projected for the series. Anticipate one volume in the series each spring and fall.
-- This series reflects the latest developments in a relatively new method of biblical study: literary criticism.
-- The authors approach the books of the Hebrew Bible as literary works, recognizing that the stories and poetry can be better appreciated if one is acquainted with the techniques whereby the ancient Hebrew authors told stories and wrote poems, as well as the strategies that modern readers use to understand them.
-- The contributors represent a variety of religious traditions, and theoretical approaches.
-- The authors comment on the text of the Hebrew Bible but they refer primarily to the New Revised Standard Version when referring to a modern translation.
-- The volumes in Berit Olam contain commentary only; the complete biblical text is not included.

Ezra-Nehemiah is important as one of the few windows into the Persian period of Israel's history. To know this period is to know what influenced these redactors. Davies provides that knowledge.

Title:Ezra And NehemiahFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 9.25 × 6.28 × 0.81 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Liturgical PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:081465049x

ISBN - 13:9780814650493

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The Hebrew Bible contains golden nuggets of information about the covenant human beings have with God. For years, biblical scholars, teachers and students have relied on Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative and Poetry resources to help them understand this unbreakable covenant. Now you, too, can glean invaluable insight about the ancient Persian world and the people who lived there in Gordon F. Davies’ Ezra and Nehemiah — just one of many texts in the popular Berit Olam series.  

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