The Old Testament: A Historical, Theological, and Critical Introduction
:A Respected Scholar Introduces Students to the Discipline of Old Testament Studies Richard Hess, a trusted scholar of the Old Testament and the ancient Near East, offers a substantial introduction to the Old Testament that is accessibly...
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:A Respected Scholar Introduces Students to the Discipline of Old Testament Studies
Richard Hess, a trusted scholar of the Old Testament and the ancient Near East, offers a substantial introduction to the Old Testament that is accessibly written and informed by the latest biblical scholarship. Hess summarizes the contents of the Old Testament, introduces the academic study of the discipline, and helps readers understand the complex world of critical and interpretive issues, addressing major concerns in the critical interpretation of each Old Testament book and key texts.
This volume provides a fulsome treatment for students preparing for ministry and assumes no prior knowledge of the Old Testament. Readers will learn how each book of the Old Testament was understood by its first readers, how it advances the larger message of the whole Bible, and what its message contributes to Christian belief and the Christian community. Twenty maps, ninety photos, sidebars, and recommendations for further study add to the book's usefulness for students. Resources for professors are available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.
Dr. Richard S. Hess (Ph.D., Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Denver Seminary. He has held National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright, and Tyndale House (Cambridge) postdoctoral fellowships and grants. Dr. Hess has done translation and revision work for the New International Version, New American Bible, Holman Standard Christian Bible, and English Standard Version translations of the Old Testament. He is an editor of a series of commentaries on the Septuagint and has translated books of the Septuagint for Logos Bible Software.
He has written commentaries on Joshua (Tyndale Old Testament Commentary)The Song of Songs (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms), Leviticus (Expositor's Bible Commentary revised), Job (Historical Commentary on the Old Testament), and 1 & 2 Kings (New International Commentary on the Old Testament), along with texts on Archaeology and the Old Testament, Hebrew Grammar, and the study of ancient Near Eastern texts related to the Old Testament.
- :<b>contents<br><br></b>introduction<br><b>part 1: Pentateuch<br></b>1. Genesis<br>2. Exodus<br>3. Leviticus<br>4. Numbers<br>5. Deuteronomy<br><b>part 2: Historical Books<br></b>6. Joshua<br>7. Judges<br>8. Ruth<br>9. 1-2 Samuel<br>10. 1-2 Kings<br>11. 1-2 Chronicles<br>12. Ezra And Nehemiah<br>13. Esther<br><b>part 3: Poetic Books<br></b>14. Job<br>15. Psalms<br>16. Proverbs<br>17. Ecclesiastes<br>18. Song Of Songs<br><b>part 4: Prophetic Books<br></b>19. Isaiah<br>20. Jeremiah<br>21. Lamentations<br>22. Ezekiel<br>23. Daniel<br>24. Hosea<br>25. Joel<br>26. Amos<br>27. Obadiah<br>28. Jonah<br>29. Micah<br>30. Nahum<br>31. Habakkuk<br>32. Zephaniah<br>33. Haggai<br>34. Zechariah<br>35. Malachi<br>transition<br>indexes