Theological Introduction to the Old Testament / Edition 2

Theological Introduction to the Old Testament / Edition 2

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by David L. Petersen
     
 

ISBN-10: 068706676X

ISBN-13: 9780687066766

Pub. Date: 09/01/2005

Publisher: Abingdon Press

This book has become a standard text in seminary and university classrooms. The purpose of this second edition is to help readers come to a critically informed understanding of the Old Testament as the church's scripture. This book introduces the Old Testament both as a witness of ancient Israel and as a witness to the church and synagogue through the generations

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This book has become a standard text in seminary and university classrooms. The purpose of this second edition is to help readers come to a critically informed understanding of the Old Testament as the church's scripture. This book introduces the Old Testament both as a witness of ancient Israel and as a witness to the church and synagogue through the generations of those who have passed these texts on as scripture.

The authors of this volume share a commitment to the interpretation of the Old Testament as a central resource for the life of the church today. At the same time, they introduce the Old Testament witness in a manner that honors the importance of biblical scholarship in helping students engage the variety of theological voices within the Old Testament.

This second edition gives special attention to deepening and broadening theological interpretations by including, for example, issues related to gender, race, and class. It also includes more detailed maps and charts for student use.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780687066766
Publisher:
Abingdon Press
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Edition description:
2nd
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.40(d)

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1The Old Testament as theological witness1
Ch. 2The created order and the re-creation of broken order29
Ch. 3Promises made, threatened, and fulfilled61
Ch. 4Bondage, exodus, wilderness93
Ch. 5The structures of covenant life127
Ch. 6"The people of the land"173
Ch. 7The rise of the monarchy215
Ch. 8Kings and prophets in the divided kingdom257
Ch. 9Prophecy and reform : from Jeroboam to Josiah289
Ch. 10Collapse/exile/hope327
Ch. 11Wisdom, order, protest381
Ch. 12New life, renewed community, new crises425

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Theological Introduction to the Old Testament 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though scholarly, it is extremely readable. I'd recommend for Christian and Jew alike.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago