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The Original Story

Paperback|May 2004
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An illustrated guide to reading the Old Testament, including introductory chapters on its historical and geographical context, an examination of major theological themes and background information on social life and institutions, methods of study and interpretation.


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An illustrated guide to reading the Old Testament, including introductory chapters on its historical and geographical context, an examination of major theological themes and background information on social life and institutions, methods of study and interpretation.
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A comprehensive and lively introduction to the Old Testament, suitable for sixth-form, university and ministerial students, as well as the interested general reader. It provides a complete course covering history, archaeology, geography and textual interpretation. Its core is a set of chapters on central biblical themes including the nature of God, human suffering, ethics, the relation of God to Israel and the covenant. There are detailed chapters on aspects such as prophecy, worship, law, apocalyptic and wisdom literature and historiography. The book is extensively illustrated and easily navigable with icons, sidebars and boxes providing helpful information and questions for discussion.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 333562
  • Product Code 9780232524857
  • ISBN 0232524858
  • EAN 9780232524857
  • Pages 304
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Darton, Longman & Todd
  • Publication Date May 2004
  • Dimensions 240 x 170 x 20mm
  • Weight 0.839kg

John Barton

John Barton is Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, University of Oxford. His previous publications include What is the Bible?, People of the Book, Love Unknown, The Oxford Bible Commentary and The Biblical World.

Julia Bowden

Julia Bowden is deputy head of curriculum at Guildford High School in Surrey, England. A

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