The Old Testament: A Historical, Theological, and Critical Introduction

Richard S. Hess

The Old Testament: A Historical, Theological, and Critical Introduction
The Old Testament: A Historical, Theological, and Critical Introduction

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A trusted scholar of the Old Testament and the ancient Near East offers a substantial introduction to the Old Testament that is accessibly written and informed by the latest biblical scholarship. Richard Hess summarizes the contents of the Old Testament, introduces the academic study of the discipline, and helps readers understand the complex world of critical and interpretive issues, addressing major concerns in the critical interpretation of each Old Testament book and key texts.

This volume provides a fulsome treatment for students preparing for ministry and assumes no prior knowledge of the Old Testament. Readers will learn how each book of the Old Testament was understood by its first readers, how it advances the larger message of the whole Bible, and what its message contributes to Christian belief and the Christian community. Twenty maps, ninety photos, sidebars, and recommendations for further study add to the book's usefulness for students. The Old Testament also includes an eight-page color insert.

  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Pentateuch
    • 1. Genesis
    • 2. Exodus
    • 3. Leviticus
    • 4. Numbers
    • 5. Deuteronomy
  • Part 2: Historical Books
    • 6. Joshua
    • 7. Judges
    • 8. Ruth
    • 9. 1-2 Samuel
    • 10. 1-2 Kings
    • 11. 1-2 Chronicles
    • 12. Ezra and Nehemiah
    • 13. Esther
  • Part 3: Poetic Books
    • 14. Job
    • 15. Psalms
    • 16. Proverbs
    • 17. Ecclesiastes
    • 18. Song of Songs
  • Part 4: Prophetic Books
    • 19. Isaiah
    • 20. Jeremiah
    • 21. Lamentations
    • 22. Ezekiel
    • 23. Daniel
    • 24. Hosea
    • 25. Joel
    • 26. Amos
    • 27. Obadiah
    • 28. Jonah
    • 29. Micah
    • 30. Nahum
    • 31. Habakkuk
    • 32. Zephaniah
    • 33. Haggai
    • 34. Zechariah
    • 35. Malachi
  • Transition
  • Indexes

Pages: 816
Publisher: Baker Academic
Published: 2016
ISBN-10: 080103714X
ISBN-13: 9780801037146


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