Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, Third Edition - The Torah/Pentateuch Third Edition

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, Third Edition - The Torah/Pentateuch Third Edition

by John Collins


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John J. Collins's Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most popular introductory textbooks in colleges and seminary classrooms. Enriched by decades of classroom teaching, it is aimed explicitly at motivated students, regardless of their previous exposure to the Bible or faith commitments.

The third edition is presented in a new and engaging format with new maps and images. An index has been added to the volume for the first time.

In order to enhance classroom use, Collins's major text has now been divided into four volumes, one for each major part of the Hebrew Bible. This volume focuses on the Torah/Pentateuch. Here, Collins explores the Near Eastern context and the nature of the pentateuchal narrative and provides helpful insights into Gensis thorugh Deuteronomy.

The volume also contains the introduction to Collins's major text and is now available with even more student-friendly features, including charts, maps, photographs, chapter summaries, and bibliographies for further reading.

Collins presents the current state of historical, archaeological, and literary understandings of the biblical text and engages the student in questions of significance and interpretation for the contemporary world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506446417
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 04/15/2018
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 517,667
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

John J. Collins is Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale Divinity School and author of many works, including, from Fortress Press, Encounters with Biblical Theology (2005), Does the Bible Justify Violence? (2004), and Daniel (Hermeneia, 1994).

Table of Contents

Maps 6

Illustrations 7

Publisher's Note 9

Abbreviations 10

Introduction: What Are the Hebrew Bible and Old Testament? 13

The Torah/Pentateuch

1 The Near Eastern Context 37

2 The Nature of the Pentateuchal Narrative 65

3 The Primeval History 83

4 The Patriarchs 97

5 The Exodus from Egypt 119

6 The Revelation at Sinai 137

7 The Priestly Theology: Exodus 25-40, Leviticus, and Numbers 155

8 Deuteronomy 175

Glossary 196

Index 198

Picture Acknowledgments 200

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