Introduction to the Old Testament

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  • ISBN-13: 9781565638303
  • Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/30/2004

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Abbreviations
Pt. 1 The Development of Old Testament Study 1
I The Background - Through the Eighteenth Century 3
II The Graf-Wellhausen Hypothesis 19
III Reactions to the Graf-Wellhausen Hypothesis 33
IV Old Testament Scholarship Since World War I 62
Pt. 2 Old Testament Archaeology 83
I Historical Survey of Scientific Archeaology 85
II The Archaeology of Early Mesopotamia 96
III The Archaeological Background of the Old Testament 105
IV The Dead Sea Scrolls 134
Pt. 3 Ancient Near Eastern Chronology 145
I Chronology from Adam to Abraham 147
II The Chronology of Israel's Early History 164
III Old Testament History - the Monarchy and After 181
Pt. 4 The Old Testament Text and Canon 199
I The History of Hebrew Writing 201
II The Old Testament Text 211
III Textual Criticism 244
IV The Old Testament Canon 260
Pt. 5 Old Testament History 289
I The Study of Old Testament History 291
II Problems of Old Testament History 308
Pt. 6 Old Testament Religion 349
I The Evolutionary Hypothesis 351
II Recent Studies in Hebrew Religion 362
III Influences on the Religion of the Hebrews 381
IV The History of Old Testament Religion 396
Pt. 7 Old Testament Theology 415
I The History of Old Testament Theology 417
II Principles of Interpretation 443
III The Authority of Scripture 462
IV Problems in Old Testament Theology 476
Pt. 8 The Pentateuch 493
I The Study of the Pentateuch 495
II The Book of Genesis 542
III The Book of Exodus 566
IV The Book of Leviticus 589
V The Book of Numbers 614
VI The Book of Deuteronomy 635
Pt. 9 The Former Prophets 663
I The Book of Joshua 665
II The Book of Judges 680
III The Books of Samuel 695
IV The Books of Kings 719
Pt. 10 The Latter Prophets (I): The Major Prophets 739
I Prophets in the Old Testament 741
II The Book of Isaiah 764
III The Book of Jeremiah 801
IV The Book of Ezekial 822
Pt. 11 The Latter Prophets (II): The Minor Prophets 857
I The Book of Hosea 859
II The Book of Joel 874
III The Book of Amos 883
IV The Book of Obadiah 898
V The Book of Jonah 904
VI The Book of Micah 919
VII The Book of Nahum 926
VIII The Book of Habakkuk 931
IX The Book of Zephaniah 939
X The Book of Haggai 944
XI The Book of Zechariah 949
XII The Book of Malachi 958
Pt. 12 The Sacred Writings (I): The Book of Truth 963
I Hebrew Poetry 965
II The Book of Psalms 976
III Hebrew Wisdom Literature 1004
IV The Book of Proverbs 1010
V The Book of Job 1022
Pt. 13 The Sacred Writings (II): The Megilloth 1047
I Canticles or the Song of Solomon 1049
II The Book of Ruth 1059
III The Book of Lamentations 1065
IV The Book of Ecclesiastes 1072
V The Book of Esther 1085
Pt. 14 The Sacred Writings (III): Daniel, Ezra-Nehemiah, and Chronicles 1103
I The Book of Daniel 1105
II The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah 1135
III The Books of Chronicles 1152
Pt. 15 The Apocrypha 1173
I The Apocryphal Books 1175
II The First Book of Esdras 1194
III The Second Book of Esdras 1200
IV The Book of Tobit 1208
V The Book of Judith 1214
VI The Additions to the Book of Esther 1218
VII The Wisdom of Solomon 1221
VIII The Book of Ecclesiastes 1231
IX The Book of Baruch 1238
X The Letter of Jeremiah 1242
XI The Additions to the Book of Daniel 1245
XII The Prayer of Manasseh 1255
XIII The Two Books of Maccabees 1259
XIV Epilogue 1277
Indexes 1279
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