Introducing the Old Testament, 1st Edition

  • Robert L. Hubbard
  • J. Andrew Dearman
  • Published By: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 1467449482
  • ISBN-13: 9781467449489
  • DDC: 221.6
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 480 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released April 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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In this up-to-date, student-friendly text, Robert Hubbard and J. Andrew Dearman bring decades of scholarly study and classroom experience to bear as they introduce readers to the context, composition, and message of the Old Testament. Each chapter orients readers to the Old Testament book or books under consideration, outlining historical and cultural back­ground, literary features, main characters, and structure. Throughout these discussions—of the Torah, the historical books, the prophets, and the poetry—Hubbard and Dearman also identify and trace key theological themes. Replete with maps, illustrations, sidebars, discussion questions, and suggestions for further reading, this book will equip students to read, wrestle with, and personally engage these ancient sacred texts.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Front Matter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Illustrations.
Important Periods and Events for the Study of the Old Testament.
Getting Started.
1: Introduction.
2: Old Testament History in Context.
The Torah.
3: What Is the Torah?.
4: The Book of Genesis 1–11.
5: The Book of Genesis 12–50.
6: The Book of Exodus.
7: The Book of Leviticus.
8: The Book of Numbers.
9: The Book of Deuteronomy.
The Historical Books.
10: What Are the Historical Books?.
11: The Book of Joshua.
12: The Book of Judges.
13: The Book of Ruth.
14: The Books of 1–2 Samuel.
15: The Books of 1–2 Kings.
16: The Postexilic Historical Books.
17: The Books of 1–2 Chronicles.
18: The Book of Ezra-Nehemiah.
19: The Book of Esther.
The Prophets.
20: What Is Hebrew Poetry?.
21: Who and What Are the Prophets?.
22: The Book of Isaiah.
23: The Book of Jeremiah.
24: The Book of Ezekiel.
25: The Book of Daniel.
26: The Books of Hosea, Amos, and Micah.
27: The Books of Zephaniah, Habakkuk, and Joel.
28: The Books of Jonah, Nahum, and Obadiah.
29: The Books of Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.
The Poetry.
30: What Are the Wisdom Books?.
31: The Book of Job.
32: The Book of Psalms.
33: The Book of Proverbs.
34: The Book of Ecclesiastes.
35: The Book of Lamentations.
36: The Book of the Song of Songs.
37: The Canon and Text of the Hebrew Bible / Christian Old Testament.
Hebrew Transliterations.
Subject Index.
Scripture and Other Ancient Sources Index.