The Blackwell Companion to the Hebrew Bible / Edition 1by Leo G. Perdue
This comprehensive Companion to the Hebrew Bible offers a broad overview and survey of Old Testament study. It consists of newly commissioned articles from an impressive range of top international Old Testament scholars, from the UK, Europe, Canada and the US. The history, archaeology, theology, sociology and ancient Near Eastern context of the Hebrew Bible/i>… See more details below
This comprehensive Companion to the Hebrew Bible offers a broad overview and survey of Old Testament study. It consists of newly commissioned articles from an impressive range of top international Old Testament scholars, from the UK, Europe, Canada and the US. The history, archaeology, theology, sociology and ancient Near Eastern context of the Hebrew Bible are all given considerable attention, and by addressing questions of methodology and interpretation the Companion also introduces readers to important issues in the academic study of the Old Testament.
The articles are written so as to be accessible to non-specialists whilst also of interest to scholars, since the contributors articulate their own position on their subject. The volume as a whole is introduced by an editorial overview of the discipline, providing the reader with a guide to the interconnections between individual articles. This Companion is an ideal tool for students, not just for use on one course, but over several years of study.
Table of Contents
Preface: The Hebrew Bible in Current Research.
Part I: The Hebrew Bible in Modern Study.
1. Preparatory Issues in Approaching Biblical Texts: Antony F. Campbell, SJ.
2. Methods of Modern Literary Criticism: David Jobling.
3. Social Scientific Approaches: Charles E. Carter.
Part II: Israelite and Early Jewish History.
4. Early Israel and the Rise of the Israelite Monarchy: Carol Meyers.
5. The History of Israel in the Monarchic Period: Leslie J. Hoppe.
6. Exile, Restoration, and Colony: Judah in the Persian Empire: Robert P. Carroll Part III: Archaeology of Ancient Israel and Early Judaism.
7. Archaeology and the History of Israel: William G. Dever.
8. Biblical and Syro-Palestinian Archaeology: William G. Dever.
Part IV: The Religious and Social World of Ancient Israel and Early Judaism.
9. Canaan: Dennis Pardee.
10. The Household in Ancient Israel and Early Judaism: Joseph Blenkinsopp.
11. Archaeology, the Israelite Monarchy, and the Solomonic Temple: William G. Dever.
12. Schools and Literacy in Ancient Israel and Early Judaism: André Lemaire.
Part V: Old Testament Theology.
13. Modern Approaches to Old Testament Theology: Henning Graf Reventlow.
14. Symmetry and Extremity in the Images of YHWH: Walter Brueggemann.
15. Theological Anthropology in the Hebrew Bible: Phyllis A. Bird.
16. The Community of God in the Hebrew Bible: R. E. Clements.
17. Old Testament Ethics: Bruce C. Birch.
Part VI: The Torah.
18. Creation and Redemption in the Torah: Rolf Rendtorff.
19. Law and Narrative in the Pentateuch: Calum Carmichael.
Part VII: The Prophets.
20. Former Prophets: The Deuteronomistic History: Hermann Spieckermann.
21. Latter Prophets: The Major Prophets: Klaus Koch.
22. Latter Prophets: The Minor Prophets: James L. Crenshaw.
Part VIII: The Writings.
23. Narrative Texts: Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah: Ralph W. Klein.
24. The Psalter: Erhard S. Gerstenberger.
25. Wisdom Literature: Katharine J. Dell.
26. Apocalyptic Literature: John J. Collins.
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