People of the Covenant: An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

Hardcover | April 1, 1990

byHenry Jackson Flanders, Robert W. Crapps, David A. Smith

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Fully revised and updated using contemporary literary approaches and the most recent historical scholarship, this introduction to the Hebrew Bible provides a thorough and coherent approach to the basic human issues of the Scriptures. It emphasizes the meanings that the Hebrews gave to personsand events in their attempts to manage life's struggles, and provides textual aids that help students understand these ideas and apply them to contemporary issues. After an initial presentation on the nature of biblical literature, the Book of Genesis is treated as a theological prelude to Israel'sstory. Subsequent chapters are organized around epochs in Hebrew life. Throughout the book the authors stress the human issues at stake in Israel's memory and the preservation of its history, and how circumstances and thought influenced the Hebrew perceptions and understanding of God. Accessible and stimulating to students of the Hebrew Bible with a wide range of academic and religious backgrounds, People of the Covenant is grounded in the best scholarly methodologies, respect for the rich literary values of the Hebrew Bible, and concern for its enduring religiousrelevance.

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An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: Few fields of professional study have received more scholarly attention in recent years than the Hebrew Bible, commonly known to Christians as the Old Testament.

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Fully revised and updated using contemporary literary approaches and the most recent historical scholarship, this introduction to the Hebrew Bible provides a thorough and coherent approach to the basic human issues of the Scriptures. It emphasizes the meanings that the Hebrews gave to personsand events in their attempts to manage life'...

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An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: Few fields of professional study have received more scholarly attention in recent years than the Hebrew Bible, commonly known to Christians as the Old Testament.

Henry Jackson Flanders is at Baylor University (Emeritus).
Format:HardcoverDimensions:576 pages, 6.73 × 9.57 × 1.22 inPublished:April 1, 1990Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195093704

ISBN - 13:9780195093704

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Structure and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible2. Setting the Stage3. Israel's Theology of Beginnings4. Israel's Patriarchs and Matriarchs5. The Exodus and the Sinai Covenant6. Possessing the Land7. United Monarchy: Rise of the Davidic Covenant8. Divided Monarchy: Zion vs Sinai9. The Prophetic Word10. Israel's Eighth Century Prophets11. Judah's Struggle for Survival12. Judah's Last Days: From Heights to Depths13. The Exile: Covenant Community Rediscovered14. Covenant Community Restored15. The Emergence of JudaismSuggestions for Further StudyGlossaryGeneral BibliographyAuthor IndexSubject Index

From Our Editors

An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: Few fields of professional study have received more scholarly attention in recent years than the Hebrew Bible, commonly known to Christians as the Old Testament.

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"This book is thoughtful, sensitive, and complete. Historically sound." --Allen Podet, State University College at Buffalo