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An Introduction to the Old Testament Historical Books

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Gain a new understanding and appreciation for the incredible events, great prophets, and rich theological themes documented in the Old Testament historical books. Track the tumultuous kingly lines and kingdoms and the establishment of the everlasting Davidic dynasty. Discover life...


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Gain a new understanding and appreciation for the incredible events, great prophets, and rich theological themes documented in the Old Testament historical books. Track the tumultuous kingly lines and kingdoms and the establishment of the everlasting Davidic dynasty. Discover life in exile and the return of a remnant to Jerusalem.
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Rich rewards await readers who dig deep into the historical books of the Old Testament. Incredible events, amazing love stories, larger-than-life personalities and deep theological implications and themes are just part of the t treasure that awaits readers of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther.


These books tell the story o the nation of Israel and the God who loves her, punishes her, and always brings this recalcitrant people back to Himself. It is really the story of all of us.


David M. Howard Jr. provides an in-depth introduction to the Old Testament historical books, focusing first on the overarching themes of historical narrative in general. He then turns his attention to each book.

From the conquest of Canaan to the fall of Jerusalem, from war to peace and back to war, from kings and queens to farmers and housewives--David Howard covers it all in this invaluable introduction to the Old Testament historical books.



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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 261296
  • Product Code 9780802441553
  • ISBN 0802441556
  • EAN 9780802441553
  • Pages 456
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Old Testament
  • Publisher Moody Publishers
  • Publication Date Aug 2007
  • Sales Rank 63345
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 31mm
  • Weight 0.771kg

David M Howard (Jr)

David M. Howard, Jr., is professor of Old Testament at Bethel Theological Seminary and is the author of An Introduction to the Old Testament Historical Books and Joshua in the New American Commentary series. He was the president of the Evangelical Theological Society in 2002-2003.

  • <div><p>1. Introduction To Historical Narrative</p><p>historical Narrative As Prose: Contrast With Poetry<br>historical Narrative As History<br>modern Historical Study Of Biblical History<br>historical Narrative As Literature<br>conclusion: Reading Historical Narrative</p><p>2. Joshua</p><p>joshua: Title And Man<br>authorship And Date Of Composition<br>purpose<br>historical And Cultural Context For The Book Of Joshua<br>the Place Of Joshua In The Canon<br>special Issues In The Book Of Joshua<br>theology Of The Book Of Joshua<br>outline Of The Book Of Joshua</p><p>3. Judges</p><p>title<br>authorship And Date Of Composition<br>unity<br>purpose<br>the Place Of Judges In The Canon<br>historical And Cultural Context For The Book Of Judges<br>special Issues In The Book Of Judges<br>theology Of The Book Of Judges<br>outline Of The Book Of Judges</p><p>4. Ruth</p><p>ruth: Title And Woman<br>authorship And Date Of Composition<br>literary Nature<br>unity<br>purpose<br>the Place Of Ruth In The Canon<br>historical And Cultural Context For The Book Of Ruth<br>theology Of The Book Of Ruth<br>exposition Of The Book Of Ruth<br>outline Of The Book Of Ruth</p><p>5. 1 &amp; 2 Samuel</p><p>title And Division Of The Books<br>authorship, Unity, And Date Of Composition<br>the Text Of 1 &amp; 2 Samuel<br>purpose<br>historical And Cultural Context For 1 &amp; 2 Samuel<br>special Issues In 1 &amp; 2 Samuel <br>the Place Of 1 &amp; 2 Samuel In The Canon<br>theology Of 1 &amp; 2 Samuel <br>outline Of 1 &amp; 2 Samuel</p><p>6. 1 &amp; 2 Kings</p><p>title And Place In The Canon<br>authorship And Date Of Composition<br>date Of The Events<br>purpose <br>the Composition Of 1 &amp; 2 Kings<br>chronology In 1 &amp; 2 Kings<br>prophets And Prophecy In 1 &amp; 2 Kings<br>special Issues In 1 &amp; 2 Kings<br>theology Of 1 &amp; 2 Kings<br>outline Of 1 &amp; 2 Kings<br>&#160;<br>7. Historical And Cultural Context For 1 &amp; 2 Kings</p><p>israel And Its Neighbors In 1 &amp; 2 Kings<br>extrabiblical Texts And 1 &amp; 2 Kings<br>jerusalem In 1 &amp; 2 Kings</p><p>8. 1 &amp; 2 Chronicles</p><p>title And Place In The Canon<br>authorship<br>date<br>purpose <br>historical And Cultural Context For 1 &amp; 2 Chronicles<br>relationship Of 1 &amp; 2 Chronicles To Ezra-nehemiah<br>sources In 1 &amp; 2 Chronicles<br>the Chronicler's Hermeneutics<br>the Genealogies In 1 Chronicles 1-9<br>theology Of 1 &amp; 2 Chronicles<br>outline Of 1 &amp; 2 Chronicles</p><p>9. Ezra-nehemiah</p><p>title <br>purpose<br>place In The Canon<br>authorship<br>composition<br>date<br>historical And Cultural Context For Ezra-nehemiah<br>the Aramaic Of Ezra<br>ezra And Nehemiah And Their Reforms<br>special Issues In Ezra-nehemiah<br>theology Of Ezra-nehemiah<br>outline Of Ezra-nehemiah</p><p>10. Esther</p><p>esther: Title And Woman<br>authorship And Date Of Composition<br>canonicity And Place In The Canon<br>purpose<br>history And The Book Of Esther<br>the Additions To The Book Of Esther<br>theology Of The Book Of Esther<br>outline Of The Book Of Esther</p><p>&#160;</p></div>

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