An Introduction to the Old Testament Poetic Books
A revision of the book that is already a standard in Old Testament studies. An inspiring look into the breadth and power of Israel's wisdom and poetry. Discover some of the most potent literature of human history by taking an...
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A revision of the book that is already a standard in Old Testament studies. An inspiring look into the breadth and power of Israel's wisdom and poetry. Discover some of the most potent literature of human history by taking an in-depth look into the poetic books of the Old Testament. Understand the wisdom and songs of Israel, which contain universal themes that cut across the boundaries of time and geography to include the entire human race.
"An Introduction to the Old Testament Poetic Books" is a revision of the book that is already a standard in Old Testament studies. This work provides an inspiring look into the breadth and power of Israel's wisdom and poetry.
The poetic books of the Old Testament--Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon--are often called humankind's reach toward God. The other books of the Old Testament picture God's reach toward man through the redemptive story. Yet these five books reveal the very heart of men and women struggling with monumental issues such as suffering, sin, forgiveness, joy, worship, and the passionate love between a man and woman.C. Hassell Bullock, a noted Old Testament scholar, delves deep into the hearts of the five poetic books, offering readers helpful details such as harmeneutical considerations for each book, theological content and themes, detailed analysis of each book, and cultural perspectives.Hebrew is a language of "intrinsic musical quality that naturally supports poetic expression," says Bullock in his introduction. That poetic expression comes from the heart of the Old Testament writers and reaches all of us exactly where we are in our own struggles and joys.
C. Hassell Bullock (Ph.D., Hebrew Union College) is Franklin S. Dyrness Professor of Biblical Studies at Wheaton College. He is the author of An Introduction to the Old Testament Poetic Books and coeditor of The Literature and Meaning of Scripture.
- <div>1. Introductionthe Poetic Bookswisdom As A Personal Dynamicwisdom As A Universal Dynamicwisdom As A Literary Dynamicwisdom, Law, And Prophecyhebrew Poetrywisdom In The Ancient Near East Wisdom In The Apocrypha2. Theology Of Wisdomwhat Wisdom Theology Meant Thenwhat Wisdom Theology Means Now3. The Book Of Jobthe Central Issue Of Jobintroductory Matters About Jobthe Literary Structurehermeneutical Issues Of Jobdetailed Analysis Of Jobprologue: The Dilemma Delineated (1:1¿2:13) 4. The Book Of Psalmsintroductory Matters About Psalmshermeneutical Considerations On Psalmstheological Content Of Psalmsbasic Types Of Psalmshistorical Use Of Psalmsqumran Scroll Of Psalms5. The Book Of Proverbsintroductory Matters About Proverbshermeneutical Considerations On Proverbssectioned Analysis Of Proverbs6. The Book Of Ecclesiastesintroductory Matters About Ecclesiastes Hermeneutical Considerations On Ecclesiastesexpository Analysis Of Ecclesiastesqumran Fragments Of Ecclesiastes7. The Song Of Songscultural Perspectives On The Songhermeneutical Approaches To The Songintroductory Matters About The Songexpository Analysis Of The Song</div>