Understanding the Old Testament
Bernhard W. Anderson

Understanding the Old Testament

5th ed.

Published by Pearson Prentice Hall in Upper Saddle River, N.J .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

The story of a people
The Hebrew Bible and the Old Testament
The story of the Bible
The creation of a people
The beginnings of Israel
The nature of the tradition
The oral tradition
The prologue to the Exodus
Population unrest in the Fertile Crescent
The God of Israel's ancestors
The descent into Egypt
The oppression in Egypt
Liberation from bondage
The role of Moses
The disclosure of God's name
The contest with Pharaoh
The victory at the sea
Covenant in the wilderness
Guidance in the wilderness
The covenant at Sinai
Covenant and law
The breaking of the covenant
The mosaic faith
The Promised land
A land flowing with milk and honey
Forty years of wandering
Detour via Transjordan
The invasion of Canaan
Israel's conquest of Canaan : the deuteronomistic view
An alternative view of the conquest in Joshua and Judges I
The nature of the Israelite occupation
^The formation of the tribal confederacy
The formation of an all-Israelite epic
From tradition to literature
The scope of the old epic narrative
Overview of Israel's epic narrative
The primeval history
The ancestral history
The people's history
The struggle between faith and culture
Temptations of Canaanite culture
Leaders in crisis
The decline of the confederacy
The last judge of Israel
Israel becomes like the nations
The throne of David
A time of international favor
Israel's rustic king
David, architect of the Israelite state
Solomon in all his glory
New horizons of faith
Prophetic troublers of Israel
The background of prophecy
The divided kingdom
One prophet against four hundred
Elijah, the Tishbite
Elisha and the closing years of the Omri Dynasty
Fallen is the virgin Israel
The revolution of Jehu
The age of Jeroboam II
The herdsman from Tekoa
The prophecy of Hosea
The fall of Samaria
^Judah's covenant with death
The reign of Uzziah
The book of Isaiah
Micah, a rural prophet
Isaiah's later career
The rediscovery of Mosaic Torah
Differing views of the Covenant
Manasseh, the villain of Judah
New outbursts of prophecy
The Deuteronomic reformation
The Book of Deuteronomy
The renewal of the Covenant
Inadequacies of the reform
Habakkuk's watchtower of faith
Faith and nationalism
The doom of the nation
The suffering prophet
The Book of Jeremiah
In the reign of Jehoiakim
Jeremiah's confessions
In the reign of Zedekiah
Beyond the day of doom
The Covenant community is renewed
By the waters of Babylon
The Jewish dispersion
Ezekial the priest
Lamentation, mourning, and woe
The promise of a new beginning
Life under captivity
Preservation of the tradition
The priestly point of view
The dawn of a new age
New world horizons
The poems of Second Isaiah
A herald of good tidings
The creator and redeemer
A light to the nations
The servant of YHWH
Victory through suffering
The servant and the Messiah
The continuing Isaiah tradition
The Book of Isaiah as a whole
A Kingdom of priests
Cyrus' edict of liberation
The work of the chroniclers
Zerubbabel, the branch
Reconstruction and reform
Ezra, the architect of Judaism
Nehemiah's terms as governor
The law and the prophets
The praises of Israel
The Book of Psalms
Israel at worship
Israel's pilgrimage festivals
The Book of Psalms as a whole
The beginning of wisdom
The wisdom of the east
Israel's wisdom literature
An anthology of proverbs
The wise and the foolish
The skepticism of Ecclesiastes
The Book of Job
From despair to faith
The unfinished story
Tensions within Judaism
The Hellenistic era
The evolution of widsom
The resistance movement
The apocalpse of Daniel
The kingdom that is God's
Beyond the Hebrew Bible
Israel's pilgrimage.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 605-642) and indexes.


Dewey Decimal Class 221.6
Library of Congress BS1197 .A63 2007

The Physical Object

Pagination xviii, 653 p., 20 p. of plates :
Number of pages 653

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Open Library OL18524741M
ISBN 10 013092380X
ISBN 13 9780130923806
LC Control Number 2005037524
Goodreads 164986

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