Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey / Edition 2

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Overview

Finally, there is a college-level survey of Old Testament content that is as engaging and user-friendly as it is informative. Encountering the Old Testament is a survey unlike other surveys. In addition to first-rate scholarship, this textbook boasts full-color photographs, sidebars containing supplemental information, chapter summaries, study questions, an instructor's manual and many other helpful features.

Also included with the book is an interactive CD-ROM (both Mac- and Windows-compatible) that features interactive review questions, supplemental information, photos and video clips of Bible lands, a glossary of key terms from the text, and video interviews with the authors concerning various topics. The CD is designed for students to use outside the classroom in order to reinforce the content of the textbook.

This textbook is part of the Encountering Biblical Studies series.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801031700
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Series: Encountering Biblical Studies
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 56,826
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill T. Arnold (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is Paul S. Amos Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is the author or editor of twelve books. Bryan E. Beyer (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is associate provost and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina, where he has taught for more than twenty-five years.
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Table of Contents

To the Professor

To the Student

1. What Is the Old Testament and Why Study It?

2. Where and When Did the Events of the Old Testament Take Place?

Part 1: Encountering the Pentateuch

3. Introduction to the Pentateuch: The Birth of God's People

4. Genesis 1-11: The Prelude to Israel

5. Genesis 12-50: The Patriarchs: Ancestors of Israel's Faith

6. Exodus: A Miraculous Escape

7. Leviticus: Instructions for Holy Living

8. Numbers: Failure in the Desert

9. Deuteronomy: Restoring the Covenant

Part 2: Encountering the Historical Books

10. Introduction to the Historical Books: The History of Israel's Nationhood

11. Joshua: Conquest and Division

12. Judges and Ruth: Israel's Moral Crisis

13. 1 Samuel: God Grants a King

14. 2 Samuel: David's Reign

15. 1 Kings: The Glory of Solomon and the Beginning of the End

16. 2 Kings: The End of National Israel

17. 1 & 2 Chronicles: A Look Back

18. Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther: A Time to Rebuild

Part 3: Encountering the Poetical Books

19. Introduction to the Poetical Books: The Literature of God's People

20. Job: One Man's Search for Justice

21. Psalms: The Songbook of Ancient Israel

22. Proverbs: Advice on Living in God's World

23. Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs: Israelite Faith in Everyday Life

Part 4: Encountering the Prophets

24. Introduction to the Prophets: Voices of God's Servants

25. Isaiah 1-39: Prophet of Judah's Royal Court

26. Isaiah 40-66: Great Days Are Coming!

27. Jeremiah 1-20: Struggling with God's Call

28. Jeremiah 21-52 and Lamentations: Dealing with Disaster

29. Ezekiel 1-24: Rough Days Are Coming!

30. Ezekiel 25-48: God's Planning an Exciting Future!

31. Daniel: The Kingdom of God—Now and Forever

32. Hosea, Joel, and Amos: A Call for Repentance and a Promise for Blessing

33. Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah: God's Plan for the Nations

34. Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi: Rebuilding a People

Epilogue

Glossary

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