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Sources of the Old Testament

James Atwell

Sources of the Old Testament

James Atwell

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This book offers a concise introduction to the Old Testament for undergraduates, students on diocesan ministry courses, study groups and the general reader. James Atwell explains the main ideas to be found in the Old Testament in their own context, interpreting them in the light of the religious and cultural background of the Ancient Near East from where they emerged. One major aspect of this world of ideas examined by Atwell, and which is of particular contemporary interest, is the significance of creation and the Creator - the topic which formed the broad horizon of biblical theology, which raised so many of the big questions that are grappled with in the Old Testament, including problems of nature and the environment, respect for creation, the distinction between Creator and creature, and human destiny. Each section ends with a list of questions linking the ideas to be found in the Old Testament to modern concerns.

- Publisher Aimed at the general reader as well as students, undergraduates and those on diocesan ministry courses, this book explains the main ideas of the Old Testament in their own context. The author also discusses the significance of creation and the Creator, a subject of particular contemporary interest.

- Publisher This book is a short introduction to the Old Testament for undergraduates, students, on diocesan ministry courses, study groups and the general reader. James Atwell explains the main ideas to be found in the Old Testament in their own context, interpreting them in the light of the religion and culture of the Ancient Near East from which they emerged. One of the aspects in this world of ideas, which he draws out, and which is of particular contemporary interest, is the significance of creation and the Creator. It was this same interest that formed the broad horizon of biblical theology, which raised so many of the big questions that are grappled with in the Old Testament. These include nature and the environment, respect for creation, the distinction between Creator and creature, and human destiny. Each section ends with a number of questions to link the ideas to be found in the Old Testament to modern concerns.

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About "Sources of the Old Testament"

This book offers a concise introduction to the Old Testament for undergraduates, students on diocesan ministry courses, study groups and the general reader. James Atwell explains the main ideas to be found in the Old Testament in their own context, interpreting them in the light of the religious and cultural background of the Ancient Near East from where they emerged. One major aspect of this world of ideas examined by Atwell, and which is of particular contemporary interest, is the significance of creation and the Creator - the topic which formed the broad horizon of biblical theology, which raised so many of the big questions that are grappled with in the Old Testament, including problems of nature and the environment, respect for creation, the distinction between Creator and creature, and human destiny. Each section ends with a list of questions linking the ideas to be found in the Old Testament to modern concerns.
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Aimed at the general reader as well as students, undergraduates and those on diocesan ministry courses, this book explains the main ideas of the Old Testament in their own context. The author also discusses the significance of creation and the Creator, a subject of particular contemporary interest.
- Publisher

This book is a short introduction to the Old Testament for undergraduates, students, on diocesan ministry courses, study groups and the general reader. James Atwell explains the main ideas to be found in the Old Testament in their own context, interpreting them in the light of the religion and culture of the Ancient Near East from which they emerged. One of the aspects in this world of ideas, which he draws out, and which is of particular contemporary interest, is the significance of creation and the Creator. It was this same interest that formed the broad horizon of biblical theology, which raised so many of the big questions that are grappled with in the Old Testament. These include nature and the environment, respect for creation, the distinction between Creator and creature, and human destiny. Each section ends with a number of questions to link the ideas to be found in the Old Testament to modern concerns.
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Meet the Author

James Atwell

Atwell studied at Oxford and Harvard and is Dean of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, Suffolk.

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction; Part 1; Surveying The Scene: The Broad Horizon; Three Classic Pictures Of Ordering; The Significance Of The Status Quo; Part 2; The Three Sources: Tent - The Patriarchs; The Mosaic Era; Living At The Boundary; Temple - Temple Liturgy; The Kingdom Of God; Davidic Monarchy; Tutor - Identifying Wisdom And Wisdom's Transmission; The Books Of Proverbs, Job And Ecclesiastes; Order's Spokesman; Wisdom's Wider Influence; The Old Testament To The Hebrew Scriptures; Conclusion: Hebrew Monotheism; Chronology; Map; Index

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  • Catalogue Code 221823
  • Product Code 0567084736
  • EAN 9780567084736
  • Pages 192
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Old Testament
  • Publisher Bloomsbury T&t Clark
  • Publication Date Jul 2004
  • Dimensions 216 x 138 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.440kg

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