Hebrew Bible: A Socio-Literary Introduction

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Overview

An ideal introduction, now enhanced with CD-ROM

Along with an overview of the Hebrew Bible, including introductions to each book, Gottwald provides social analysis of ancient Israel and how these books fit into that society. His acute treatment of literary genres, social conflicts, and contemporary scholarship makes this an indispensable textbook and reference work.

The volume contains many charts, study questions, and other aids, now enhanced by the new CD-ROM, which contains copious aids:
*complete, searchable text of the book
*glossary hyperlinked to the text of the book
*NRSV hyperlinks
*student assignments and discussion questions
*a wealth of internet links
*notetaking, bookmarking, and highlighting capabilities

Minimum System requirements: Computer/Processor: Pentium 133 MHz or faster (Pentium 300 MHz processor recommended). CD-ROM drive. Operating System: Microsoft Windows 98 or later-will run on Windows 98/98SE/Me/NT 4.0 (SP3)/2000/XP. Memory: Windows 98/Me/ NT: 64 MB; Windows 2000/XP: 64 MB (128 MB recommended). Hard Drive Space: 60 MB minimum. Monitor Resolution: 800 x 600 or larger.

Author Biography: Norman K. Gottwald is Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at New York Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous works, including The Tribes of Yahweh, All the Kingdoms of the Earth, A Light to the Nations, and The Politics of Ancient Israel.


Two works by MacHaffie are combined on this CD-ROM, with supplemental information and enhancements.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800636173
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 1,198,321
  • Product dimensions: 7.05 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.58 (d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Abbreviations
Preface
Pt. I The Text in its Contexts
Ch. 1 Angles of Vision on the Hebrew Bible 5
Ch. 2 The World of the Hebrew Bible 35
Ch. 3 The Literary History of the Hebrew Bible 79
Pt. II Intertribal Confederacy: Israel's Revolutionary Beginnings
Prologue: On the Sources for Israel's Premonarchic History 135
Ch. 4 Traditions About the Fathers and Mothers of Israel 149
Ch. 5 Traditions About Moses: Exodus, Covenant, and Lawgiving 179
Ch. 6 Traditions About Intertribal Israel's Rise to Power in Canaan 229
Pt. III Monarchy: Israel's Counterrevolutionary Establishment
Prologue: On the Sources for Israel's Monarchic History 293
Ch. 7 Traditions About the United Kingdom 309
Ch. 8 Traditions About the Northern Kingdom 337
Ch. 9 Traditions About the Southern Kingdom 365
Pt. IV Home Rule Under Great Empires: Israel's Colonial Recovery
Prologue: On the Sources for Israel's Colonial History in Dispersion and Restoration 409
Ch. 10 Sociohistoric Horizons of Colonial Israel 419
Ch. 11 Traditions of Colonial Israel: Completing the Law and the Prophets 457
Ch. 12 Traditions of Colonial Israel: The Writings 513
Conclusion: The Interplay of Text, Concept, and Setting in the Hebrew Bible 595
Bibliography 611
Index 677
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