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Understanding the Old Testament [by] Jay G. Williams.


New York, Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated [1972] .
ISBN 0812004248, 9780812004243

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Subjects Bible. A.T. -- Introductions.
Bible. Old Testament -- Introductions.
Bible. Old Testament.
Description ix, 340 pages 22 cm
Copyright Date [1972]
Notes "Gloria M. Barron editions."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-340).
Summary This non-denominational introduction and analysis provides the guidelines and background information necessary to cushion the cultural and intellectual shocks the contemporary reader often receives while attempting to unravel the meaning of the scriptures. These central ideas and motifs are presented in a scholarly, yet easily understood manner. Frequently asked questions are discussed in the light of history, geography and archaeological findings. The Old Testament will come alive as its meaning is related to Western culture.--From publisher description.
Contents I: Some problems of interpretation -- II: Interpreting the Bible: Some classic considerations -- The question of text -- The question of canon -- The question of historiography -- Myth and history -- III: The geography of the land of Israel -- The setting -- The geography of Israel: Unity and diversity -- IV: A brief history of Israel -- The major periods of Israel's history -- From before the Hebrews -- To the end of the Old Testament period -- V: The Torah: An introduction -- The argument -- The composition of the Torah -- VI: Genesis: Introduction and analysis -- The origin of the world and of man and his families -- The sagas of Abraham and Isaac -- The Jacob sagas -- The saga of Joseph -- VII: Exodus: Introduction and analysis -- The composition of Exodus -- The date of the Exodus -- Analysis -- VIII: Leviticus: Introduction and analysis -- The date of composition -- Laws for the cult -- The holiness code -- IX : Numbers: Introduction and analysis -- Israel at Sinai -- From Sinai to Moab -- Israel in Moab -- X: Deuteronomy: Introduction and analysis -- Contents of Deuteronomy -- The uniqueness of Deuteronomy -- Conclusion -- XI: The prophets: A general introduction -- XII: Joshua: Introduction and analysis -- The entering of the promised land -- The conquest of the land -- The Division of the land and the affirmation of the covenant -- XIII: Judges: Introduction and analysis
XIV: I and II Samuel: Introduction and analysis -- I. The birth and judgeship of Samuel -- II. The reign of Saul and David -- XV: I and II Kings: Introduction: -- Form Solomon until the fall of Jerusalem -- XVI: Isaiah: Introduction and analysis -- The life and times of Isaiah -- Part I. Isaiah 1-39 -- Part II. Isaiah 40-66 -- XVII: Jeremiah: Introduction and analysis -- The nature of the book -- Jeremiah's life and Times -- Analysis -- XVIII: Ezekiel: Introduction and analysis -- The life and times of Ezekiel -- Analysis -- XIX: The minor prophets: Introduction and analysis -- Hosea -- Joel -- Amos -- Obadiah- Jonah -- Micah -- Nahum -- Habakkuk -- Zephaniah -- Haggai -- Zachariah -- Malachi -- XX: The writings -- XXI: The book of Job: Introduction and analysis
Genre Introductions.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)483413
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WorldCat Identities Williams, Jay G., 1932-
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