Introduction to the Old Testament

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1989 - Religion - 644 pages

This volume, a part of the Old Testament Library series, provides an introduction to the Old Testament.

The Old Testament Library provides fresh and authoritative treatments of important aspects of Old Testament study through commentaries and general surveys. The contributors are scholars of international standing.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION TO THE HEBREW BIBLE
3
THE CANON
13
TEXTUAL AND HISTORICAL CRITICISM
32
DESCRIPTION OF THE HEBREW BIBLE
40
MYTH LEGEND AND HISTORY
50
THE PRELITERARY DEVELOPMENT
63
THE PENTATEUCH
91
THE YAHWIST
114
Content
319
Thought
321
NAHUM HABAKKUK AND ZEPHANIAH 1 Nahum
325
Habakkuk
327
Zephaniah
330
JEREMIAH 1 Life and work
334
The text
340
The LXX text
343

DEUTERONOMY
122
COVENANT OR OBLIGATION
137
DEUTERONOMIC
143
ISRAELITE
164
THE DEUTERONOMISTIC HISTORY WORK
178
JOSHUA
187
JUDGES
198
THE BOOKS OF SAMUEL
209
THE BOOKS OF KINGS
224
THE PROPHETS OF ISRAEL
237
The periods in which the prophets were active
251
Characteristics of the prophetic ministry and unsolved problems
256
Prophets and cult
261
Prophets and politics
264
Prophets and social problems
266
The prophets and history
270
AMOS 1 Person and origins
282
Divisions and principal problems of the book
284
Deuteronomistic redaction
285
HOSEA 1 The person and his time
290
His marriage
291
Divisions and text
293
Hosea Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomist
294
ISAIAH 1 The book and its problems
299
The prophet and his age
300
Divisions and content
302
Thought
311
MICAH 1 The name and the man
318
Jeremiah and contemporary sources
344
Jeremiah the thinker
345
EZEKIEL
355
DEUTEROISAIAH
365
HAGGAI
379
ZECHARIAH
386
TRITOISAIAH
393
MALACHI
401
JOEL
410
THE PSALMS
423
INTRODUCTION TO WISDOM
438
PROVERBS
445
RUTH LAMENTATIONS
458
ESTHER
469
CHRONICLES
483
EZRA AND NEHEMIAH
490
General Bibliography on the DeuteroCanonical Books
500
JUDITH
508
THE WISDOM OF SOLOMON
517
ECCLESIASTICUS OR THE WISDOM
523
BARUCH AND THE EPISTLE OF JEREMIAH
532
PALESTINE INSCRIPTIONS FROM
551
MANUSCRIPT DISCOVERIES FROM
564
Subject Index
580
Index of Biblical References
587
Index of Modern Authors
596
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J. Alberto Soggin (1926-2010) was an internationally renowned biblical scholar and the author of many books on the Old Testament and Old Testament history. He previously taught at the Waldensian Faculty of Theology and La Sapienza University in Rome.

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