Family in the Bible: Exploring Customs, Culture, and Context

Family in the Bible: Exploring Customs, Culture, and Context

by Richard S. Hess
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801026288

ISBN-13: 9780801026287

Pub. Date: 10/01/2003

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

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…  See more details below

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801026287
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)

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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