Family in the Bible: Exploring Customs, Culture, and Context [NOOK Book]

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What does the Bible say about the importance of the family? How can we apply these ancient perspectives to modern Christian life? The essays gathered in this volume provide reflections from leading biblical scholars.
The authors focus on reading the Scriptures from the perspective of the authors in ancient Israelite society and the surrounding cultures. They find there an overarching sense of the central role the family played in the larger social structure. However different ...
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Family in the Bible: Exploring Customs, Culture, and Context

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Overview

What does the Bible say about the importance of the family? How can we apply these ancient perspectives to modern Christian life? The essays gathered in this volume provide reflections from leading biblical scholars.
The authors focus on reading the Scriptures from the perspective of the authors in ancient Israelite society and the surrounding cultures. They find there an overarching sense of the central role the family played in the larger social structure. However different our contemporary culture might be, these reflections can form the basis of an evangelical vision of the family informed by a biblical worldview.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441206695
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,298,628
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Richard Hess (Ph.D., Hebrew Union College) and M. Daniel Carroll R. (Ph.D., University of Sheffield) are both professors of Old Testament at Denver Seminary.
Richard S. Hess (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is Earl S. Kalland Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Denver Seminary in Littleton, Colorado, and editor of the Denver Journal. He is the author or editor of more than twenty-five books, including Israelite Religions, Song of Songs in the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms, and the commentary on Joshua in the Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries series.
M. Daniel Carroll R. (PhD, University of Sheffield) is distinguished professor of Old Testament at Denver Seminary in Littleton, Colorado, where he founded IDEAL, a Spanish language training program. He is also an adjunct professor at El Seminario Teológico Centroamericano in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He is the author or editor of several books, including Amos--The Prophet and His Oracles: Research on the Book of Amos and Theory and Practice in Old Testament Ethics, and is a contributing editor to Prism.
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Table of Contents

Editors' Preface

Part 1 Family in the Old Testament
1. Families in the Pentateuch
-Gordon Wenham
2. Family in the Non-narrative Sections
of the Pentateuch
-Edesio Sánchez
3. Family in the Historical Books
-David Tsumura
4. Family in the Wisdom Literature
-Tremper Longman III
5. Family in the Prophetic Literature
-M. Daniel Carroll R.
Part 2 Family in the New Testament
6. Family in the Gospels and Acts
-Cynthia Long Westfall
7. Family in the Epistles
-Stanley E. Porter

Indexes
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