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Encountering Ancient Voices: A Guide to Reading the Old Testament / Edition 2

Encountering Ancient Voices: A Guide to Reading the Old Testament / Edition 2

by Corrine L. Carvalho Corrine L., Corrine Carvolho


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Encountering Ancient Voices: A Guide to Reading the Old Testament / Edition 2

The new second edition of Corrine Carvalho's widely popular core text maintains the features, pedagogy, and engaging style that made the first edition so effective and successful, while adding a new element that makes it accessible to even more students than ever. The tone of the text is inclusive and does not presume a specifically Christian or religious reader; there's a new key to biblical texts discussed in the book, listed in canonical order in the front matter of the book; and the style of the book brings the stories of the Old Testament to life for students.

Flexible, understandable, and filled with sound pedagogy--chapter overviews and summaries; guided readings of key biblical texts; and unique sidebars focusing on different aspects of, themes in, and methods for interpreting biblical text--Encountering Ancient Voices sparks students' interest in theological questions by connecting their queries to their everyday world. With its focus on reading strategies and active learning techniques throughout, it's an approach that empowers students to read the Old Testament on their own.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599820507
Publisher: Saint Mary's Press
Publication date: 02/15/2010
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 516
Sales rank: 355,266
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction for the Instructor Why Another Old Testament Textbook?

Cracking Open a Dusty Old Book
Why Study the Old Testament?
Where Was Ancient Israel Located?
The History of the Bible Didn't God Write the Bible?
How Should We Interpret Scripture?
How Is the Textbook Arranged?

The Patriarchs and Matriarchs
Genesis at a Glance The Story behind the Story The World of Genesis 12—50
We Finally Get to Read Some Texts: Abraham and Sarah Summary: Who Are Abraham and Sarah?
The Patriarchs, the Sequel: Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph Summary: God and the Founders

The Exodus
What's the Book of Exodus?
Reading Exodus Summary: God, the Liberator

The Sinai Covenant
Reading the Law through a Contemporary Lens Reading the Law Overview: A Veil of Tears Conquest and Confusion: Joshua and Judges A Doomed History Stories of Victory and Failure Summary: The Rhetorical Force of the Deuteronomistic History

The Rise of the Monarchy: 1 and 2 Samuel
To Have a King or Not to Have a King: That Is the Question Stories of the United Monarchy Summary: The King as the Father of the Nation

The Politics of the Monarchy
The Nation of Israel The Politics of the Monarchy: Reading the Books of Kings Summary: A Failed History Revisited

Israelite Poetry: Psalms and Song of Songs
Israelite Poetry The Psalms Song of Songs Conclusion: God is Present in Joy and Suffering The Prophets of the Divided Monarchy
Defining the Prophets Reading about the Prophets: The Elijah Stories Reading Prophetic Books

Judah Stands Alone
Disaster upon Disaster Isaiah: Fitting Assyria into God's Plan Micah: The Prophet from Moresheth Putting it Back Together

Why, Oh Lord?
The Literature of the Exile Siege and Destruction Lamentations Ezekiel: Watching the Whirlwind Overview: The Second Temple Period

Restoring a Nation
A Chance to Set Things Right Texts from the Restoration Histories of the Restoration: Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah Rewriting History, Envisioning a Future

The Wise Shall Behold All of Creation
Where Is Wisdom Found?
The Wisdom of Creation The Wisdom of God's Creation

A Nice Little Story
The Art of the Storyteller Telling Stories God's Care from Least to Great

An Orchestra of Voices
Unity and Diversity in Scripture Introducing Counter-Melodies Elements of Apocalyptic Theodicy, Despair, and Hope

Cracking Open a Familiar Book What Have I Learned?
Reading with the Christian Community

Glossary Appendix: Maps

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