Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (2004 Collins), book

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Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (2004) is a book by John J. Collins.


"This accessible introduction to the Hebrew Bible, including the Apocrypha, features a CD-ROM that uses Libronix software and offers extensive additional materials, including discussion questions, maps, illustrations, and Web resources."--Publisher description.


Published in Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2004.


Introduction: What are the Hebrew Bible and Old Testament -- pt. 1. 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 -- pt. 2. The Deuteronomistic history. Joshua -- Judges -- First Samuel -- Second Samuel -- 1 Kings 1-16 : Solomon and the divided monarchy -- 1 Kings 12-2 Kings 25 : Tales of prophets and the end of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah -- pt. 3. 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 -- pt. 4. The writings. Ezra and Nehemiah -- The books of Chronicles -- The Psalms and Song of Songs -- Proverbs -- Job and Qoheleth -- The Hebrew short story : Ruth, Jonah, Esther, Tobit, Judith -- Daniel, 1-2 Maccabees -- The Deuterocanical Wisdom books : Ben Sira, Wisdom of Solomon, Baruch -- From tradition to canon.

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