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Opening the Old Testament

Paperback|Feb 2008
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This succinct and innovative book shows readers how to read and appreciate the Old Testament: as history, as literature or as theology. Offering an ideal 'taster' of Old Testament themes and issues, the book encourages students to explore various forms...


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This succinct and innovative book shows readers how to read and appreciate the Old Testament: as history, as literature or as theology. Offering an ideal 'taster' of Old Testament themes and issues, the book encourages students to explore various forms of interpretation and develop a lively interaction with the texts.

** Ideal for those with little experience and knowledge of the Old Testament who need an introduction to how to read it, and why it is still relevant to our world today
** Integrates key themes and approaches in Old Testament scholarship, including theological, literary, and historical interpretations
** Written from a predominantly Christian perspective, covering issues relating to the nature of the Old Testament, its authority, and contemporary relevance

Table of Contents
1 What is the Old Testament?
2 How to 'open' it
3 How to 'open' the Old Testament, yesterday and today, for ethical guidance
4 Opening the Old Testament theologically
5 Opening difficult or liberating texts
Further Reading

-Publisher

"Colleagues who have been teaching introductory Hebrew Bible should know that there is now a truly creative and absolutely reader friendly introductory textbook on the market." Kristin de Troyer, Claremont School of Theology"This is a very successful attempt to 'open' the Old Testament for the reader with no specialist knowledge. By concentrating on selected passages in detail, Katharine Dell introduces the major themes and genres of the Bible in an accessible way, and then provides the background information needed to understand the bigger picture. Drawing on much experience in teaching the Old Testament to students and in informing ordinary Bible-readers through her work with the Bible Reading Fellowship, she helps everyone to see how this often mysterious book can contribute to modern thought about ethics and religious belief, as well as how it connects with the New Testament. An invaluable guide for anyone puzzled or intrigued by the Old Testament." John Barton, University of Oxford
-Publisher

"Colleagues who have been teaching introductory Hebrew Bible should know that there is now a truly creative and absolutely reader-friendly introductory textbook on the market." -Kristin de Troyer, Claremont School of Theology"This is a very successful attempt to 'open' the Old Testament for the reader with no specialist knowledge. By concentrating on selected passages in detail, Katharine Dell introduces the major themes and genres of the Bible in an accessible way, and then provides the background information needed to understand the bigger picture. An invaluable guide for anyone puzzled or intrigued by the Old Testament." -John Barton, University of Oxford"Upon opening Katherine Dell's Opening the Old Testament, the reader will encounter a lucid treatment of ancient Israel's Psalmody, a refreshing way of introducing the daunting world of Old Testament literature. This is a new textbook designed for a new generation of readers. It deserves to be used widely." -William P. Brown, Columbia Theological Seminary
-Publisher

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Katharine Dell

Katharine Dell (D.Phil., University of Oxford)l is Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge University and Fellow of St. Catharine's College, Oxford. Her specialism is the Old Testament and within that the wisdom literature of Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes on which she has written extensively, including Seeking a Life That Matters: Wisdom for Today from the Book of Proverbs; Ethical and Unethical in the Old Testament: God and Humans in Dialogue (Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies); Get Wisdom, Get Insight: An Introduction to Israel's Wisdom Literature; The Book of Proverbs in Social and Theological Context; and Shaking a Fist at God: Struggling With the Mystery of Undeserved Suffering
Koorong - Editorial Review.

  • List Of Figures. List Of Maps. Preface. 1. What Is The Old Testament?. 2. How To 'open' The Old Testament. 3. How To 'open' The Old Testament For Ethical Guidance. 4. Opening The Old Testament Theologically. 5. Opening Difficult Or Liberating Texts. Further Reading. Index

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