Reading the Old Testament : An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (4 PAP/PSC)

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Reading the Old Testament : An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (4 PAP/PSC)

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Learn how to actively read and understand the Hebrew Bible and its significant literary, historical, and thematic meanings with the help of this bestselling introduction to the Old Testament and its companion website. uses a wide selection of maps, charts, timelines, and artwork to ensure your understanding. Chapter-opening summaries and reading guides direct your attention to key concepts, historical contexts, and relevant Biblical passages.

Table of Contents

Preface                                            xix
Introduction: Reading the Bible 1 (1)
Reading the Bible 2 (3)
Text 3 (1)
Author 3 (1)
Referent 4 (1)
Reader 4 (1)
Academic Study of the Bible 5 (2)
Teaching and Learning the Bible 5 (1)
The Bible in the Modern World 6 (1)
Which Bible? 7 (3)
Hebrew Bible to Old Testament 7 (1)
Spoken Word to Written Text 8 (1)
Which Bible Should I Choose? 9 (1)
The Biblical Story 10 (5)
Primeval Story 11 (1)
Ancestral Story 11 (1)
Birth of Israel 12 (1)
Promised Land 12 (1)
Israelite Kingdoms 12 (1)
Exile in Babylon 13 (1)
Restoration of Judea 13 (2)
Part One Torah 15 (1)
Prologue to the Torah 16 (169)
Introduction 16 (2)
Torah Terms 17 (1)
The Torah Story 17 (1)
Composition Analysis 18 (10)
Mosaic Authorship 19 (1)
Documentary Hypothesis 20 (7)
Current Status of the Documentary 27 (1)
Hypothesis
Narrative Design 28 (2)
Priestly Covenants 28 (1)
Promissory Structure 29 (1)
Text and History 30 (3)
Key Concepts 33 (1)
Discussion Questions 33 (1)
Reading the Text Today 33 (1)
Genesis 1-11: The Primeval Story 34 (43)
Introduction 34 (2)
The Primeval Story: A Summary 35 (1)
Study Guide 36 (1)
Creation to the Flood (1-7) 36 (27)
Creation (1-3) 36 (22)
Pre-Flood Generations (4:1-6:4) 58 (3)
The Flood (6:5-7:24) 61 (2)
Re-Creation to the Ancestors (8-11) 63 (8)
Re-creation (8-9) 64 (3)
Post-Flood Generations (10:1-11:9) 67 (3)
Generations to Abram (11:10-32) 70 (1)
Composition of Genesis 1-11 71 (4)
Compositional Unity 71 (1)
Structual Unity 72 (2)
Theme and Genre 74 (1)
Key Concepts 75 (1)
Discussion Questions 75 (1)
Reading the Text Today 76 (1)
Genesis 12-50: The Ancestral Story 77 (37)
Introduction 77 (4)
The Ancestral Story: A Summary 79 (1)
Reading Guide 80 (1)
Abraham Cycle (11:27-25:11) 81 (15)
Call and Covenant (12-17) 81 (7)
Abraham and Isaac (18-22) 88 (7)
Last Days (23:1-25:11) 95 (1)
Interlude: The Ishmael Toledot 96 (1)
(25:12-18)
Jacob Cycle (25:19-35:29) 96 (8)
Jacob versus Esau: Stealing the 96 (4)
Blessing (25:19-28:22)
Jacob versus Laban: Building a Family 100(1)
(29-31)
Jacob versus Elohim: Wrestling for a 101(3)
Blessing (32-35)
Interlude: The Esau Toledot (36) 104(1)
Joseph Cycle (37:1-50:26) 104(4)
Joseph and His Brothers (37-45) 104(3)
Israel in Egypt (46-50) 107(1)
Genesis as a Book 108(4)
Toledot of Genesis 109(1)
Themes of Genesis 110(2)
Key Concepts 112(1)
Discussion Questions 112(1)
Reading the Text Today 113(1)
Exodus: Deliverance and Covenant 114(34)
Introduction 114(3)
Deliverance and Covenant: A Summary 115(1)
Historicity of Exodus 115(1)
Reading Guide 116(1)
Exodus: Deliverance Traditions (1-18) 117(12)
Israel in Egypt (1) 117(3)
The Early Moses (2-4) 120(4)
Plagues (5-11) 124(1)
Death and Passover (12:1-13:16) 125(1)
Exodus from Egypt (13:17-15:21) 125(3)
Wilderness Journey (15:22-18:27) 128(1)
Sinai: Covenant Traditions (19-40) 129(16)
Theophany on the Mountain (19) 130(2)
Law and Covenant (20-23) 132(7)
Covenant Confirmation (24:1-15) 139(2)
Covenant Breaking and Remaking (32-34) 141(2)
Tabernacle (25-31, 35-40) 143(2)
Exodus as a Book 145(2)
Key Concepts 147(1)
Discussion Questions 147(1)
Reading the Text Today 147(1)
Leviticus and Numbers: In the Wilderness 148(19)
Introduction 148(3)
In the Wilderness: A Summary 149(1)
Reading Guide 150(1)
Leviticus 151(8)
Priestly Worldview 151(7)
Leviticus as a Book 158(1)
Numbers 159(6)
From Mount Sinai to Moab 159(5)
Numbers as a Book 164(1)
Key Concepts 165(1)
Discussion Questions 165(1)
Reading the Text Today 166(1)
Deuteronomy: The Torah of Moses 167(18)
Introduction 167(2)
The Torah of Moses: A Summary 168(1)
Reading Guide 168(1)
The Torah of Moses 169(7)
The Great Commandment (6:4-9) 169(2)
The Place That YHWH Chooses (12:2-7) 171(2)
A Prophet Like Me (18:15-22) 173(1)
The Earliest Creed (26:5-9) 174(1)
Choose Life! (30:15-20) 175(1)
Torah and Covenant 176(2)
Deuteronomy as a Book 178(5)
Themes 178(1)
Style and Structure 179(1)
Deuteronomistic History 180(1)
Authorship 181(2)
Key Concepts 183(1)
Discussion Questions 183(1)
Reading the Text Today 183(2)
Part Two Prophets 185(1)
Prologue to the Prophets 186(179)
Introduction 186(3)
Prophet Collections 187(1)
Reading Guide 188(1)
Former Prophets 189(5)
Deuteronomistic History 190(2)
Historiography 192(2)
Israelite Religion 194(1)
Latter Prophets 194(4)
The Nature of Prophecy 195(1)
Forms of Prophetic Speech 196(2)
Social Location of Prophecy 198(1)
The Prophets as a Whole 198(2)
Key Concepts 200(1)
Discussion Questions 200(1)
Reading the Text Today 200(2)
Joshua: The Conquest of Canaan 202(20)
Introduction 202(1)
Conquest of Canaan: A Summary 203(1)
Reading Guide 203(1)
Campaigns of Conquest (1-12) 203(10)
Joshua's Commission 203(2)
First Campaign: Jericho and Ai 205(6)
Second Campaign: Five City-States 211(1)
Third Campaign: Hazor 211(2)
Tribal Territories (13-21) 213(4)
Covenant Considerations (22-24) 217(2)
Joshua's Farewell 217(1)
Covenant Renewal at Shechem 218(1)
Joshua as a Book 219(1)
Key Concepts 220(1)
Discussion Questions 220(1)
Reading the Text Today 221(1)
Judges: Securing the Land 222(17)
Introduction 222(1)
Securing the Land: A Summary 223(1)
Reading Guide 223(1)
Deuteronomic Introduction 223(6)
What Is a Judge? 224(1)
Deuteronomic Theme 225(4)
Judge-Heroes 229(6)
Ehud (3:12-30) 229(1)
Deborah (4-5) 230(1)
Gideon (6-9) 231(2)
Jephthah (10:6-12:7) 233(1)
Samson (13-16) 233(2)
Judges as a Book 235(2)
Key Concepts 237(1)
Discussion Questions 238(1)
Reading the Text Today 238(1)
Samuel: The Rise of Kingship 239(21)
Introduction 239(4)
Rise of the Monarchy: A Summary 241(1)
Archaeology of David's Kingdom 242(1)
Reading Guide 243(1)
Samuel Cycle (1 Samuel 1-12) 243(6)
The Early Samuel (1 Samuel 1:1-4:1a) 243(2)
Travels of the Ark (1 Samuel 4:1b-7:17) 245(1)
Search of a King (1 Samuel 8-12) 246(3)
Saul Cycle (1 Samuel 13-31) 249(4)
Saul's Disobedience (1 Samuel 13-15) 250(1)
Saul versus David (1 Samuel 16-31) 250(3)
David Cycle (2 Samuel 1-24) 253(5)
David's Rise to Power (2 Samuel 1-8) 253(3)
Dynastic Succession (2 Samuel 9-20) 256(2)
David's Last Days (2 Samuel 21-24) 258(1)
Samuel as a Book 258(1)
Key Concepts 259(1)
Discussion Questions 259(1)
Reading the Text Today 259(1)
Kings and Prophets 1: The Early Monarchy 260(22)
Introduction 260(5)
History of the Kingdoms: A Summary 262(2)
Kings as a Book 264(1)
Reading Guide 264(1)
Solomon and the United Monarchy (1 Kings 265(5)
1-11)
Solomon's Rise (1 Kings 1-2) 265(2)
Solomon's Wisdom (1 Kings 3-4) 267(1)
Solomon's Temple (1 Kings 5-8) 268(2)
Solomon's Demise (1 Kings 9-11) 270(1)
The Divided Kingdoms 270(10)
Division of the Kingdom (1 Kings 12-16) 271(2)
Elijah Cycle (1 Kings 17 to 2 Kings 2) 273(5)
Elisha Cycle (2 Kings 3-13) 278(2)
Key Concepts 280(1)
Discussion Questions 281(1)
Reading the Text Today 281(1)
Kings and Prophets 2: The Assyrian Crisis 282(29)
Introduction 283(4)
Second Kings 14-20: A Summary 283(4)
Reading Guide 287(1)
Israel (Northern Kingdom) in Crisis 287(11)
Amos 288(5)
Hosea 293(3)
Jonah 296(2)
Judah (Southern Kingdom) in Crisis 298(12)
Isaiah of Jerusalem (First Isaiah) 299(9)
Micah 308(2)
Key Concepts 310(1)
Discussion Questions 310(1)
Reading the Text Today 310(1)
Kings and Prophets 3: The Babylonian Crisis 311(28)
Introduction 311(7)
Second Kings 21-25: A Summary 312(5)
Reading Guide 317(1)
Ezekiel's Prophetic Warnings (Ezekiel 318(6)
1-24)
Throne-Chariot Vision (1-3) 319(2)
Symbolic Acts 1 (4-7) 321(1)
Vision of a Corrupt Temple (8-11) 321(2)
Symbolic Acts 2 (12-24) 323(1)
Jeremiah and Judah's Last Kings 324(11)
During Josiah's Reign (640-609 BCE) 326(1)
During Jehoiakim's Reign (609-598 BCE) 327(4)
During Zedekiah's Reign (598-587 BCE) 331(4)
Books of the Twelve 335(2)
Zephaniah 335(1)
Nahum 336(1)
Habakkuk 336(1)
Key Concepts 337(1)
Discussion Questions 337(1)
Reading the Text Today 338(1)
Postmonarchy Prophets: Exile and Restoration 339(26)
Introduction 340(1)
Exile and Restoration: A Summary 340(1)
Reading Guide 340(1)
Prophets of the Exile 341(11)
Obadiah and Jeremiah 341(1)
Ezekiel after the Fall of Jerusalem 342(5)
(25-48)
Isaiah of the Exile (Second Isaiah) 347(5)
Prophets of the Restoration 352(8)
Isaiah of the Restoration (Third Isaiah) 354(1)
Haggai 354(1)
Zechariah 355(2)
Malachi 357(1)
Joel 358(2)
Latter Prophets Collections 360(4)
Isaiah as a Book 360(1)
Jeremiah as a Book 361(1)
Ezekiel as a Book 362(1)
The Twelve as a Book 363(1)
Key Concepts 364(1)
Discussion Questions 364(1)
Reading the Text Today 364(1)
Part Three Writings 365(1)
Prologue to the Writings 366(107)
Introduction 366(2)
Roots of Judaism 368(1)
The Writings as a Collection 369(3)
Apocrypha 372(1)
Key Concepts 373(1)
Discussion Questions 373(1)
Reading the Text Today 373(1)
Psalms: Complaint and Thanksgiving 374(23)
Introduction 375(2)
Reading Guide 376(1)
Biblical Poetry 377(4)
Formal Features 377(4)
Literary Features 381(1)
Psalm Types 381(10)
Speech Forms 382(1)
Psalm Genres 383(8)
Psalm Themes 391(1)
Worship the King 391(1)
Life and Death 391(1)
The Psalter 392(2)
After the Psalter 394(1)
Key Concepts 395(1)
Discussion Questions 395(1)
Reading the Text Today 396(1)
Proverbs and Job: The Wisdom of Israel 397(21)
Introduction 397(5)
Wisdom Literature 398(3)
Reading Guide 401(1)
Proverbs 402(6)
Prologue (1-9) 403(3)
Proverbial Wisdom (10-31) 406(1)
International Connections 407(1)
Proverbs as a Book 408(1)
Job 408(7)
Story Line 409(2)
Dialogues 411(2)
Job as a Book 413(2)
Apocryphal Wisdom 415(1)
Wisdom of Solomon 415(1)
Sirach 416(1)
Key Concepts 416(1)
Discussion Questions 417(1)
Reading the Text Today 417(1)
Five Scrolls: Stories of the People 418(23)
Introduction 419(1)
Reading Guide 419(1)
Song of Songs 420(3)
Ruth 423(3)
Scene 1 423(1)
Scene 2 424(1)
Scene 3 424(1)
Scene 4 424(2)
Lamentations 426(1)
Ecclesiastes 427(4)
Esther 431(4)
The Five Scrolls as a Collection 435(2)
Apocryphal Additions 437(2)
Tobit 437(1)
Judith 437(1)
Additions to Esther 438(1)
Baruch 438(1)
Letter of Jeremiah 439(1)
Key Concepts 439(1)
Discussion Questions 439(1)
Reading the Text Today 440(1)
Daniel: From History to Apocalypse 441(16)
Introduction 442(4)
Apocalyptic Literature 442(3)
Reading Guide 445(1)
Heroic Tales (Daniel 1-6) 446(2)
Keep the Faith 447(1)
Lord of History 447(1)
Apocalypses (Daniel 7-12) 448(5)
Son-of-Man Apocalypse (7) 450(2)
Other Apocalypses (8-12) 452(1)
Daniel as a Book 453(1)
Apocrphal Additions 454(1)
The Prayer of Azariah and the Song of 454(1)
the Three Jews
Susanna 454(1)
Bel and the Dragon 455(1)
Key Concepts 455(1)
Discussion Questions 456(1)
Reading the Text Today 456(1)
Chronicler's History: Retelling the Story 457(16)
Introduction 458(2)
Reading Guide 459(1)
First and Second Chronicles 460(3)
Premonarchy History (1 Chronicles 1-9) 460(1)
History of the Davidic Monarchy (1 460(3)
Chronicles 10-2 and Chronicles 36)
Ezra and Nehemiah 463(4)
Book of Zerubbabel (Ezra 1-6) 463(2)
Ezra Memoirs (Ezra 7-10 and Nehemiah 465(2)
8-9)
Nehemiah Memoirs (Nehemiah 1-7 and 467(1)
10-13)
Chronicler's History as a Collection 467(1)
Apocryphal History 468(3)
Maccabees 468(2)
Esdras 470(1)
Key Concepts 471(1)
Discussion Questions 471(1)
Reading the Text Today 472(1)
Conclusion: After the Hebrew Bible 473(17)
Jewish Additions 474(4)
Apocrypha 474(3)
Pseudepigrapha 477(1)
Canon 478(3)
A Hebrew Bible Appears 479(1)
Old Testaments Appear 480(1)
Dead Sea Scrolls 481(3)
Biblical Manuscripts 482(1)
Documents of Judaism 482(2)
New Testament 484(3)
Rabbinic Literature 487(1)
Key Concepts 488(1)
Discussion Questions 488(1)
Reading the Text Today 489(1)
Works Cited 490(10)
Glossary 500(26)
Indexes 526(1)
Index of Subjects 526(7)
Index of Biblical Texts 533(3)
Index of Authors and Creators 536(1)
Index of Figures 537(1)
Index of Tables 538(2)
Abbreviations 540