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An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

Sandra GravettKarla BohmbachF V GreifenhagenDonald C Polaski

An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

Sandra GravettKarla BohmbachF V GreifenhagenDonald C Polaski

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This pedagogically astute introduction to the Hebrew Bible is designed specifically for undergraduates.^It begins with the most basic questions: from where and when did the Hebrew Bible originate, how^was it written, and how did people read it? And in focusing on the fundamental question of the^canon -"Who are we?" - it first gives much attention to the issue of identity. Then it explores how^the ancient Israelites organized themselves in terms of power and state, and finally, delineates the^larger questions of God and ideology within the canon.

The result is a flow of topics that is in line^with other studies of ancient literature and culture, without ignoring the religious function of the^Hebrew Bible. Through art, photography, literature, and popular culture, this text vibrantly presents^the concepts of the Hebrew Bible, and offers a companion Web site with tests and other pedagogical^aids for teachers.



- Publisher "This pedagogically astute introduction to the Hebrew Bible is designed specifically for undergraduates. It begins with the most basic questions: from where and when did the Hebrew Bible orginate, how was it written, and how do people read it? And in focusing on the fundamental question of the canon - who are we? - it first gives much attention to the issue of identity. Then it explores how the ancient Israelites organized themselves in terms of power and state, and finally, delineates the larger questions of God ideology within the canon. The resulting study is in line with other examinations of ancient literature and culture but gives more attention to the religious function of the Hebrew Bible."--BOOK JACKET.

- Publisher

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This pedagogically astute introduction to the Hebrew Bible is designed specifically for undergraduates.^It begins with the most basic questions: from where and when did the Hebrew Bible originate, how^was it written, and how did people read it? And in focusing on the fundamental question of the^canon -"Who are we?" - it first gives much attention to the issue of identity. Then it explores how^the ancient Israelites organized themselves in terms of power and state, and finally, delineates the^larger questions of God and ideology within the canon.

The result is a flow of topics that is in line^with other studies of ancient literature and culture, without ignoring the religious function of the^Hebrew Bible. Through art, photography, literature, and popular culture, this text vibrantly presents^the concepts of the Hebrew Bible, and offers a companion Web site with tests and other pedagogical^aids for teachers.


- Publisher

"This pedagogically astute introduction to the Hebrew Bible is designed specifically for undergraduates. It begins with the most basic questions: from where and when did the Hebrew Bible orginate, how was it written, and how do people read it? And in focusing on the fundamental question of the canon - who are we? - it first gives much attention to the issue of identity. Then it explores how the ancient Israelites organized themselves in terms of power and state, and finally, delineates the larger questions of God ideology within the canon. The resulting study is in line with other examinations of ancient literature and culture but gives more attention to the religious function of the Hebrew Bible."--BOOK JACKET.
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Sandra Gravett

Sandra L. Gravett (Ph.D., Duke University) is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Appalachian StateUniversity, Boone, North Carolina. She is the co-author of An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: A Thematic Approach.

Karla Bohmbach

Karla G. Bohmbach (Ph.D., Duke University) is Associate Professor of Religion at Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA. Her research focuses on feminist interpretations of the Hebrew Bible, though she teaches a wide array of courses in biblical studies, as well as such other courses as Women and Religion and Introduction to Women's Studies. She also serves as the Coordinator of the Women's Studies Program at Susquehanna.

F V Greifenhagen

Franz Volker Greifenhagen (Ph.D., Duke University) is currently Assistant Dean, and Associate Professor of Religious Studies, at Luther College, the University of Regina.

Donald C Polaski

Donald C. Polaski, (Ph.D.,Duke University, Durham, North Carolina) is an independent scholar residing in Richmond, Virginia. He has published several articles treating texts from feminist and postmodern perspectives, and is the author of academic monographs Authorizing an EndThe Isaiah Apocalypse and Intertextuality, Envisioning Writing Texts and Power in Early Judaism and has co-authored An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: A Thematic Approach.
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  • Catalogue Code 281444
  • Product Code 9780664230302
  • ISBN 066423030X
  • EAN 9780664230302
  • Pages 552
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication Date Nov 2008
  • Dimensions 235 x 190 x 111 mm
  • Weight 0.505kg

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