The Old Testament Story / Edition 4

The Old Testament Story / Edition 4

by John H. Tullock
     
 

This comprehensive exploration of the Old Testament is ideal for those who know little or nothing about the Bible. Exceptionally readable, it uses a clear, lively writing style, up-to-date scholarship, and interesting illustrations and maps to explore the development of Old Testament literature and the geographical and historical background necessary to understand it… See more details below

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This comprehensive exploration of the Old Testament is ideal for those who know little or nothing about the Bible. Exceptionally readable, it uses a clear, lively writing style, up-to-date scholarship, and interesting illustrations and maps to explore the development of Old Testament literature and the geographical and historical background necessary to understand it. Follows the traditional order of the Books, except Ruth, through 2 Kings. Then examines each Book in its historical context. Explores the crucial roles of women as well as men throughout. For anyone interested in the Old Testament, especially those with no previous knowledge of the subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132663472
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.21(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Preface
1The Book and Those Who Study It1
2The Geographical and Historical Setting for the Old Testament Prior to 1200 B.C.E.22
3Israel Looks at the Beginnings37
4Israel Becomes a People: Exodus and Wilderness59
5Israel Gains a Home: Joshua and Judges96
6Israel Gains a King: Samuel and Saul120
7Israel's Time of Glory: David and Solomon140
8Israel Becomes Two: The History of the Northern Kingdom162
9Judah: Rehoboam to Hezekiah (922-687 B.C.E.)200
10Judah: Manasseh to Zedekiah and the Exile224
11The Exile: Judah's Dark Night of the Soul255
12The Postexilic Period: Judah Revived297
13A Legacy of Israel: Wise Men and Psalm Singers311
14The Time of Silence: Judah in Eclipse348
15Epilogue: The Continuing Story368
Comprehensive Chronological Chart378
Copyright Acknowledgments383
Index385

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