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Introduction to the Hebrew Bible. Prophecy

John J. Collins (Author)
John J. Collins's Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most reliable and widely adopted critical textbooks at undergraduate and graduate levels alike, and for good reason. 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 approach is ecumenical, in the sense that it seeks not to impose any particular theological perspective but to provide information and raise questions that should be relevant to any student. Collins proceeds through the canon of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha, judiciously presenting the current state of historical, archaeological, and literary understanding of the biblical text, and engaging the student in questions of significance and interpretation for the contemporary world. 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
eBook, English, 2018
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Fortress Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2018
1 online resource
9781506446059, 9781506446462, 1506446051, 1506446469
Print version:
Introduction: What are the Hebrew Bible and Old Testament?
Part One. The Torah/Pentateuch. The Near Eastern context ; The nature of the Pentateuchal narrative ; The primeval history ; The patriarchs ; The exodus from Egypt ; The revelation at Sinai ; The priestly theology : Exodus 25-40, Leviticus, and Numbers ; Deuteronomy
Part Two. The Deuteronomistic history. The Book of Joshua ; Judges ; First Samuel ; Second Samuel ; I Kings 1-11 : Solomon and the divided monarchy ; I Kings 12-2 Kings 25 : tales of prophets and the end of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah
Part Three. Prophecy. Amos and Hosea ; Isaiah, Micah, Nahum, and Zephaniah ; The Babylonian era : Habakkuk, Jeremiah, and Lamentations ; The Exilic period : Ezekiel and Obadiah ; The additions to the Book of Isaiah ; Postexilic prophecy : Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Joel
Part Four. The writings. Ezra and Nehemiah ; The Books of Chronicles ; The Psalms and Song of Songs ; Proverbs ; Job and Qoheleth ; The Hebrew short story : Ruth, Esther, Tobit, Judith ; Daniel, 1-2 Maccabees ; The Deuterocanonical Wisdom books : Ben Sira, Wisdom of Solomon, Baruch ; From tradition to canon