The Old Testament Story / Edition 9

The Old Testament Story / Edition 9

by John Tullock, Mark McEntire
     
 

Exploring the Literary Structure of the Old Testament

The Old Testament Story is designed for readers with little or no knowledge of the Old Testament.

It provides complete background detail as it follows the story told by the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. In addition, it examines the separate biblical books and

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Overview

Exploring the Literary Structure of the Old Testament

The Old Testament Story is designed for readers with little or no knowledge of the Old Testament.

It provides complete background detail as it follows the story told by the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. In addition, it examines the separate biblical books and illustrates their literary structure.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205097838
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
03/14/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
63,282
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Bibliographical Abbreviations

Maps

Preface

1 The Book and Those Who Study It

The Old Testament: What Is It?

How it Began

How It Developed

The Work of Scholars

Archaeology as a Tool for Understanding

Why Study the Old Testament?

Study Questions

Endnotes

2 The Geographical and Historical Settings for the Old Testament

Prior to 1200 B. C. E.

The Ancient Near East

Mesopotamia

Asia Minor

Africa

Syria- Phoenicia

Palestine

Study Questions

Endnotes

3 Israel Looks at the Beginnings

The Primeval Complex

The Ancestral Complex

Genesis in Retrospect

Study Questions

Endnotes

4 Israel Becomes a People

The Book of Israel’s Beginnings

Moses: Birth and Wilderness Years

Moses: The Struggle with Pharaoh

The Exodus Event

Sinai and the Giving of the Law

After Mount Sinai

Themes in the Pentateuch

Study Questions

Endnotes

5 Israel Gains a Home: Joshua and Judges

Moving into the Promised Land

Continuing the Story of Occupation

Proposed Models for the Israelite Occupation of Canaan

Study Questions

Endnotes

6 The Beginning of the Monarchy: Samuel, Saul, and David

The Sources for the History of the Israelite Kingdoms

The Story of Samuel

The Establishment of Saul’s Kingship

The Appearance of David

Samuel, Saul, and David: A Summary

David: King Over Judah

David: King Over All Israel

The Court History of David

Study Questions

Endnotes

7 The Division of the Monarchy I: The Reign of Solomon and the Story of the

Northern Kingdom

Reign of Solomon

Approaching the Divided-Kingdom Story

The Division of the Kingdom

The Dynasty of Omri

Elijah’s Confrontation with Ahab and Jezebel

Jehu to Jereboam II (842—746 B. C. E.)

The Destruction of the Northern Kingdom

Study Questions

Endnotes

8 The Division of the Monarchy II: The Story of the Southern Kingdom

Judah after the Division

Judah after the Destruction of Israel

Study Questions

Endnotes

9 The Exile and Restoration

After the Fall of Jerusalem

The Lives of the Survivors

The Collapse of the Babylonian Empire

The Changing International Situation (538—486 b.c.e.)

The Restored Community

Ezra and Nehemiah

Study Questions

Endnotes

10 The Prophetic Literature I: An Introduction to Prophetic Literature and the Book

of Isaiah

An Introduction to Prophetic Literature

Introduction to the Book of Isaiah

A Survey of the Contents of the Book of Isaiah

Summary of Isaiah

Study Questions

Endnotes

11 The Prophetic Literature II: The Scrolls of Jeremiah and Ezekiel

Introduction to the Book of Jeremiah

Survey of the Contents of the Book of Jeremiah

Introduction to the Book of Ezekiel

Survey of the Contents of the Book of Ezekiel

Study Questions

Endnotes

12 The Prophetic Literature III: The Book of the Twelve and the Continuation of the

Prophetic Tradition

Introduction to the Book of the Twelve

The Opening Sequence: Hosea, Joel, and Amos

Jerusalem and Nineveh: Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, and Nahum

Shifting the Focus to Babylon: Habakkuk and Zephaniah

The Prophets of the Restoration: Haggai, Zachariah, and Malachi

The End of Prophecy?

Study Questions

Endnotes

13 A Legacy of Israel: Teachers of Wisdom and Singers of Songs

The Wisdom Literature

The Psalms: Israel Sings Its Faith

Study Questions

Endnotes

14 The Time of Silence: Judah in Eclipse

The Historical Situation

The Festival Scrolls

Defining and Establishing a Place in the World

The Maccabean Revolt

Geographical and Canonical Boundaries and the Book of Daniel

Study Questions

Endnotes

15 Epilogue: The Continuing Story

Life in Jewish Communities

The Development of Sectarian Judaism

Literary Activity

Judaism’s Oral Tradition

A Closing Statement

Study Questions

Endnotes

Glossary

For Further Study

Comprehensive Chronological Chart

Index

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