Stories from the Old Testament, Volume II: From King David to the Return from Exile

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This book presents the second volume of the great historical narratives of the Old Testament from the Book of Samuel and the turbulent story of David--shepherd boy, giant-killer, court musician, poet, outlaw, military genius and founder of a dynasty--to the captivating story of Queen Esther, whose wit and cunning help to frustrate an early attempt to destroy the Jewish nation.

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This book presents the second volume of the great historical narratives of the Old Testament from the Book of Samuel and the turbulent story of David--shepherd boy, giant-killer, court musician, poet, outlaw, military genius and founder of a dynasty--to the captivating story of Queen Esther, whose wit and cunning help to frustrate an early attempt to destroy the Jewish nation.

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The second of two volumes prepared as guides to the Old Testament (originally published in 1997 by Lion Publishing, UK) is similar in format to the first. The introduction is from by Lawrence Boadt (1984, Paulist Press). The text of the second section, "Stories from the Old Testament in Literature," is from (Ed. by David Lyle Jeffrey, 1992, Wm B. Eerdmans Publishing Co). The final section, "Stories from the Old Testament" is from the Revised English Bible (1989, Oxford and Cambridge U. Presses). Boadt is a scholar of Biblical literature living in the United Kingdom. 5.25x8.25<"> Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312221102
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/4/1999
  • Series: Classic Bible Series
  • Edition description: Abridged
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.02 (w) x 8.01 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Lawrence Boadt is a scholar of Biblical literature living in the U.K.

Monica Furlong's books include Visions and Longings: Medieval Women Mystics.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6
Foreword 7
Introduction 9
The Story of David 9
Solomon and Israel's Age of Glory 12
The Kingdom Divided 14
The Books of Kings 16
The Books of Chronicles 19
The Book of Ezra 21
The Book of Nehemiah 22
The Book of Jonah 23
The Book of Daniel 25
The Book of Esther 27
Stories from the Old Testament in Literature 29
Characters and Images 30
Stories from the Old Testament 107
Part 1 David and Saul 113
Part 2 David the King 139
Part 3 The Golden Age of Solomon 181
Part 4 The Kings of Israel 197
Part 5 The Kings of Judah 237
Part 6 Return from Exile 269
Part 7 The Story of Jonah 295
Part 8 The Story of Daniel 299
Part 9 The Story of Esther 315
Index of Primary Sources 329
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