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Introduction to the Historical Books

Paperback|Jan 2010
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Steven McKenzie here surveys the historical books of the Old Testament Joshua through Ezra-Nehemiah for their historical context, contents, form, and themes, communicating them clearly and succinctly for an introductory audience. / By providing a better understanding of biblical history...


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Steven McKenzie here surveys the historical books of the Old Testament Joshua through Ezra-Nehemiah for their historical context, contents, form, and themes, communicating them clearly and succinctly for an introductory audience. / By providing a better understanding of biblical history writing in its ancient context, McKenzie helps readers come to terms with tensions between the Bibles account and modern historical analyses. Rather than denying the results of historical research or dismissing its practitioners as wrongly motivated, he suggests that the source of the perceived discrepancy may lie not with the Bible but with the way in which it has been read. He also calls into question whether the genre of the Bibles historical books has been properly understood.
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Steven McKenzie considers the literary genre of the historical books of the Old Testament, & their relationship with history. He discusses the larger units of the Bible that they constitute: the Deuteronomic history & the Chronicler's history.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 301330
  • Product Code 9780802828774
  • ISBN 0802828779
  • EAN 9780802828774
  • Pages 184
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Old Testament
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Jan 2010
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 11mm
  • Weight 0.283kg

Steven McKenzie

Steven L. McKenzie is Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the author of "All God's Children: A Biblical Critique of Racism" and coeditor of "To Each Its Own Meaning: An Introduction to Biblical Criticisms and Their Application".

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