Introduction to the Old Testament Historical Books / Edition 1

Introduction to the Old Testament Historical Books / Edition 1

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ISBN-10: 0802441556

ISBN-13: 9780802441553

Pub. Date: 08/01/2007

Publisher: Moody Publishers

Rich rewards await readers who dig deep into the historical books of the Old Testament. Incredible events, amazing love stories, larger-than-life personalities, and deep theological themes are just some of the treasures found in Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther.

These books tell the story of the nation

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Rich rewards await readers who dig deep into the historical books of the Old Testament. Incredible events, amazing love stories, larger-than-life personalities, and deep theological themes are just some of the treasures found in Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther.

These books tell the story of the nation of Israel and the God who loves her, punishes her, and always brings this recalcitrant people back to Himself. It is really the story of all of us.

David M. Howard Jr. provides an in-depth introduction to the Old Testament historical books, focusing first on the overarching themes of historical narrative in general. He then turns his attention to each book, considering topics like:

  • Authorship and date
  • Place in the canon
  • Historical and cultural context
  • Theology of the book
  • Special issues pertaining to the book

From the conquest of Canaan to the fall of Jerusalem, from war to peace and back to war, from kings and queens to farmers and housewives—David Howard covers it all in this invaluable introduction to the Old Testament historical books.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802441553
Publisher:
Moody Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
456
Sales rank:
515,837
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Historical Narrative

Historical Narrative as Prose: Contrast with Poetry
Historical Narrative as History
Modern Historical Study of Biblical History
Historical Narrative as Literature
Conclusion: Reading Historical Narrative

2. Joshua

Joshua: Title and Man
Authorship and Date of Composition
Purpose
Historical and Cultural Context for the Book of Joshua
The Place of Joshua in the Canon
Special Issues in the Book of Joshua
Theology of the Book of Joshua
Outline of the Book of Joshua

3. Judges

Title
Authorship and Date of Composition
Unity
Purpose
The Place of Judges in the Canon
Historical and Cultural Context for the Book of Judges
Special Issues in the Book of Judges
Theology of the Book of Judges
Outline of the Book of Judges

4. Ruth

Ruth: Title and Woman
Authorship and Date of Composition
Literary Nature
Unity
Purpose
The Place of Ruth in the Canon
Historical and Cultural Context for the Book of Ruth
Theology of the Book of Ruth
Exposition of the Book of Ruth
Outline of the Book of Ruth

5. 1 & 2 Samuel

Title and Division of the Books
Authorship, Unity, and Date of Composition
The Text of 1 & 2 Samuel
Purpose
Historical and Cultural Context for 1 & 2 Samuel
Special Issues in 1 & 2 Samuel
The Place of 1 & 2 Samuel in the Canon
Theology of 1 & 2 Samuel
Outline of 1 & 2 Samuel

6. 1 & 2 Kings

Title and Place in the Canon
Authorship and Date of Composition
Date of the Events
Purpose
The Composition of 1 & 2 Kings
Chronology in 1 & 2 Kings
Prophets and Prophecy in 1 & 2 Kings
Special Issues in 1 & 2 Kings
Theology of 1 & 2 Kings
Outline of 1 & 2 Kings
 
7. Historical and Cultural Context for 1 & 2 Kings

Israel and Its Neighbors in 1 & 2 Kings
Extrabiblical Texts and 1 & 2 Kings
Jerusalem in 1 & 2 Kings

8. 1 & 2 Chronicles

Title and Place in the Canon
Authorship
Date
Purpose
Historical and Cultural Context for 1 & 2 Chronicles
Relationship of 1 & 2 Chronicles to Ezra-Nehemiah
Sources in 1 & 2 Chronicles
The Chronicler’s Hermeneutics
The Genealogies in 1 Chronicles 1–9
Theology of 1 & 2 Chronicles
Outline of 1 & 2 Chronicles

9. Ezra-Nehemiah

Title
Purpose
Place in the Canon
Authorship
Composition
Date
Historical and Cultural Context for Ezra-Nehemiah
The Aramaic of Ezra
Ezra and Nehemiah and Their Reforms
Special Issues in Ezra-Nehemiah
Theology of Ezra-Nehemiah
Outline of Ezra-Nehemiah

10. Esther

Esther: Title and Woman
Authorship and Date of Composition
Canonicity and Place in the Canon
Purpose
History and the Book of Esther
The Additions to the Book of Esther
Theology of the Book of Esther
Outline of the Book of Esther

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Introduction to the Old Testament Historical Books 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great textbook for my class.it's a very informative book and there is interesting information to be learned.
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