Introduction to the Old Testament: A Liberation Perspective

Introduction to the Old Testament: A Liberation Perspective

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by Anthony R. Ceresko
     
 

ISBN-10: 1570753482

ISBN-13: 9781570753480

Pub. Date: 02/28/2001

Publisher: Orbis Books

This Thorough Revision and Updating of the Popular Introduction to the Old Testament Brings a Fresh New Look to a Classroom Classic. Introduction to the Old Testament Has Become a Favorite Text for Those Using a Liberative Approach to Biblical Studies. While Covering Standard Issues Such as Literary Formation of the Texts and Their Religious Themes, Ceresko Goes…  See more details below

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This Thorough Revision and Updating of the Popular Introduction to the Old Testament Brings a Fresh New Look to a Classroom Classic. Introduction to the Old Testament Has Become a Favorite Text for Those Using a Liberative Approach to Biblical Studies. While Covering Standard Issues Such as Literary Formation of the Texts and Their Religious Themes, Ceresko Goes Behind the Texts to Uncover the Social Background and the Vital History of Competing Interests Reflected in the Scriptures.

Applying Norman Gottwald's Thesis on Israel's Origins, Ceresko Argues That Israel Was Formed Through a Process of Social Revolution, Inspired by the Memory of Runaway Slaves and Their Worship of a God Whose Cult Mandated Radical Social Equality and Justice. The Subsequent History is Viewed in Terms of the People's Faithfulness to This Covenant, Expressed Not Only in Worship But in the Practice of Justice and Mercy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570753480
Publisher:
Orbis Books
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
443,397
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Maps
Preface
Preface to the Revised and Expanded Edition
Pt. IIntroduction
1The Bible in the Modern World3
2A Modern Look at Biblical Times17
Pt. IIThe Pentateuch
3The Historical Background of the Ancient Near East29
4The Ancestors of Israel40
5The Documentary Hypothesis57
6The Four Sources67
7The Exodus79
8Covenant87
Pt. IIIThe Rise of Israel in Canaan
9The "Conquest" of Canaan97
10Israel in the Period of the Judges108
Pt. IVThe Period of the Monarchy
11The Book of Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomistic History123
12The Philistines and Saul137
13From Chieftain to King148
14The Divided Monarchy164
Pt. VProphecy in the Pre-Exilic Period
15The Origins and Definition of Prophecy181
16The Eighth-Century B.C.E. Prophets: Amos and Hosea194
17Isaiah209
18Jeremiah224
Pt. VIThe Exile and the Restoration
19The Destruction of Jerusalem, the Exile, and the Prophet Ezekiel241
20Second Isaiah (Is 40-55)257
21The Reestablishment of a Jewish Community in Jerusalem and Judah271
Pt. VIIThe Writings
22The Psalms285
23Wisdom in Israel304
24The Wisdom Writings: Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Sirach, and the Book of Wisdom316
25Daniel and the Apocalyptic Literature331
26Some Conclusions341
Bibliography351
General Index374
Scripture Index380

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