Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
Author: John J. Collins
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2014-08-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781451484366

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John J. Collins’ 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. 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 second edition has been revised where more recent scholarship indicates it, and is now presented in a refreshing new format.

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
Author: John J. Collins
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2018-04
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1506445985

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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.

A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
Author: John Joseph Collins
Publsiher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2014
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781451472943

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Here the erudition of Collins renowned Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is combined with even more student-friendly features, including charts, maps, photographs, chapter summaries, illuminating vignettes, and bibliographies for further reading. The second edition has been carefully revised to take the latest scholarly developments into account. A dedicated website includes test banks and classroom resources for the busy instructor.

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
Author: John Joseph Collins
Publsiher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2014
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781451469233

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Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most reliable and widely adopted critical textbooks at undergraduate and graduate levels alike. The text is aimed explicitly at motivated students regardless of their previous exposure to the Bible or faith commitments. 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 revised second edition is now presented in a refreshing new format.

The Hebrew Bible

The Hebrew Bible
Author: David M. Carr
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-06-08
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781119636670

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Discover the historical and social context of one of the most influential works ever written with this authoritative new resource The newly revised second edition of The Hebrew Bible: A Contemporary Introduction to the Christian Old Testament and Jewish Tanakh delivers a brief and up-to-date introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament in the broader context of world history. Its treatment of the formation of the Bible amidst different historical periods allows readers to understand the biblical texts in context. It also introduces readers to scholarly methods used to explore the formation of the Hebrew Bible and its later interpretation by Jews and Christians. Written by a leading scholar in the field, this new edition incorporates the most recent research on the archaeology and history of early Israel, the formation of the Pentateuch, and the development of the historical and poetic books. Students will benefit from the inclusion of study questions in each chapter, focus texts from the Bible that illustrate major points, timelines, illustrations, photographs and a glossary to help them retain knowledge. The book also includes: A deepened and up-to-date focus on recent methods of biblical study, including trauma studies, African American, womanist, and ecocritical approaches to the Bible An orientation to multiple bibles, translations and digital resources for study of the Bible An exploration of the emergence of ancient Israel, its first oral traditions and its earliest writings Discussions of how major features of the Bible reflect communal experiences of trauma and resilience as Israel survived under successive empires of the Ancient Near East. Fuller treatment of the final formation of biblical books in early Judaism, including coverage of diverse early Jewish texts (e.g. Ben Sira, Enoch, Judith) that were revered as scripture before there were more clearly defined Jewish and Christian Bibles Designed for students of seminary courses and undergraduate students taking an introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, this second edition of The Hebrew Bible also will interest general readers with interest in the formation of the Bible.

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible Third Edition The Writings

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible  Third Edition   The Writings
Author: John J. Collins
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2019-04-15
Genre: Bibles
ISBN: 9781506446486

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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 Writings. Here, Collins explores Ezra-Nehemiah and Chronicles, as well as the books of poetry and wisdom. Also included are sections on Hebrew short stories, Daniel, and a number of the books belonging to the Apocrypha. 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.

The Hebrew Bible as Literature A Very Short Introduction

The Hebrew Bible as Literature  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Tod Linafelt
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2016-04-12
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780199910472

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The Hebrew Bible, or Christian Old Testament, contains some of the finest literature that we have. This biblical literature has a place not only in the synagogue or the church but also among the classics of world literature. The stories of Jacob and David, for instance, present the earliest surviving examples of literary characters whose development the reader follows over the length of a lifetime. Elsewhere, as in the books of Esther or Ruth, readers find a snapshot of a particular, fraught moment that will define the character. The Hebrew Bible also provides quite a few high points of lyric poetry, from the praise and lament of the Psalms to the double entendres in the love of poetry of the Song of Songs. In short, the Bible can be celebrated not only as religious literature but, quite simply, as literature. This book offers a thorough and lively introduction to the Bible's two primary literary modes, narrative and poetry, foregrounding the nuances of plot, character, metaphor, structure and design, and intertextual allusions. Tod Linafelt thus gives readers the tools to fully experience and appreciate the Old Testament's literary achievement. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Tanak

Tanak
Author: Marvin A. Sweeney
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2011-01-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781451414356

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"Though 'biblical theology' has long been considered a strictly Christian enterprise, Marvin A. Sweeney here proposes a Jewish theology of the Hebrew Bible, based on the importance of Tanak as the foundation of Judaism and organized around the major components: Torah, Nevi'im (Prophets), and Kethuvim (Writings). Sweeney finds the structuring themes of Jewish life: the constitution of the nation Israel in relation to God; the disruption of that ideal, documented by the Prophets; and the reconstitution of the nation around the Second Temple in the Writings. Throughout he is attentive to tensions within and among the texts and the dialogical character of Israel's sacred heritage" -- Publisher description.

The Old Testament

The Old Testament
Author: Michael David Coogan,Michael D. Coogan
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2013
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0199946612

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Lucidly written by leading biblical scholar Michael D. Coogan, this balanced, engaging, and up-to-date introduction to the Hebrew scriptures distills the best of current scholarship. Employing the narrative chronology of the Bible itself and the history of the ancient Near East as a framework, Coogan covers all the books of the Hebrew Bible, along with the deuterocanonical books included in the Bible used by many Christians. He works from a primarily historical and critical methodology but also introduces students to literary analysis and other interpretive strategies. NEW TO THIS EDITION * Updates and revisions throughout, including new material on recent archaeological discoveries, new translations of many of the ancient texts, and new and revised maps and illustrations * A new Table of Weights and Measures that provides modern equivalents for biblical weights and measures * Expanded study aids at the end of each chapter, including additional "Important Terms," expanded "Questions for Review" sections, and updated bibliographies * An updated Instructor's Manual with Computerized Test Bank on CD * An updated Companion Website at www.oup.com/us/coogan containing numerous resources for students and instructors A FREE 6-month subscription to Oxford Biblical Studies Online (www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com)--a $180 value--is included with the purchase of every new copy of this text. SAVE YOUR STUDENTS 20%! This text is available in a discounted package with The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version, College Edition, Fourth Edition. To assign this package, order package ISBN 978-0-19-935856-4. For additional Bibles and packaging options, contact your Oxford University Press Representative at 800.280.0280

Introduction to Hebrew Bible

Introduction to Hebrew Bible
Author: James E. Bowley
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2006-10-15
Genre: Bibles
ISBN: 0130453579

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"Written for undergraduates and to satisfy and encourage curiosity, this work leads the readers on an engaging, non-sectarian tour of the Hebrew Bible. James E. Bowley taught many years of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament survey and never found a book that was accessible to students and still had academically challenging content, though he tried many. As a result, over a 2-3 year period, he developed his own "library approach" and began to write it and use it with his own students with great success in the classroom."--Publisher's website.

The Hebrew Bible for Beginners

The Hebrew Bible for Beginners
Author: Joel N. Lohr,Joel S. Kaminsky
Publsiher: Abingdon Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2015-09-15
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781426775642

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Jews call the Hebrew Scriptures the “Tanakh” and Christians call them the “Old Testament.” It doesn't take long to see that Jews and Christians view the same set of books differently and interpret these scriptures in unique and at times conflicting ways. The Hebrew Bible for Beginners introduces students to the tremendous influence the Hebrew Bible has had on western society for over two millennia and explores the complexities of reading ancient religious literature today. The book also addresses how certain modern critical approaches may initially be alarming, indeed even shocking, to those who have not been exposed to them, but it tackles the conversation in a respectful fashion. Avoiding jargon and convoluted prose, this highly accessible volume provides textboxes, charts, a timeline, a glossary, and regularly includes artistic renderings of biblical scenes to keep lay and beginning readers engaged.

The Old Testament An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

The Old Testament  An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
Author: Stephen Harris,Stephen L. Harris,Robert Platzner
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2007-09-11
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: STANFORD:36105123388220

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Designed for students undertaking their first systematic study of the Hebrew Bible, this text has two goals: to acquaint readers with the content and major themes of the biblical documents, and to introduce them to issues in biblical scholarship. Pedagogically rich and reader-friendly, this text was designed for conventional introductory courses using historical-critical methodology, and will also be useful in courses studying the Bible as literature, or as a reference text in the study of ancient religion.

Old Testament

Old Testament
Author: Michael D. Coogan
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2011
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0195378407

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The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, Second Edition continues to be a balanced, engaging, and up-to-date introduction to the Hebrew scriptures, which distills the best of current scholarship. Employing the narrative chronology of the Bible itself and the history of the ancient Near East as a framework, author Michael D. Coogan covers all the books of the Hebrew Bible, along with the deuterocanonical books included in the Bible used by many Christians. He treats every book of the canon with careful attention to its historical context, its particular genre, and its distinctive features. Working in detail with ancient Near Eastern sources and archaeological data, Coogan works from a primarily historical and critical methodology but also introduces readers to literary analysis and current interpretive strategies.

INTRO TO HEBREW

INTRO TO HEBREW
Author: William Fullilove
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-04-28
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1629952710

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Students can flourish in their study of biblical Hebrew if they are trained from the outset to read and explain biblical texts effectively. In this introductory textbook, Professor William Fullilove teaches language basics alongside exegetical skills typically reserved for more advanced courses. His unique methodology allows students to gain rapid insight into the value of their Hebrew study. Includes grammar, reading, and exegetical exercises.

Introduction to the Bible

Introduction to the Bible
Author: Christine Hayes
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-10-30
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780300188271

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This book examines the small library of 24 books common to all Jewish and Christian Bibles-books that preserve the efforts of diverse writers over a span of many centuries to make sense of their personal experiences and those of their people, the ancient Israelites. Professor Christine Hayes guides her readers through the complexities of this polyphonous literature that has served as a foundational pillar of Western civilization, underscoring the variety and even disparities among the voices that speak in the biblical texts.