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The Old Testament: A Historical, Theological, and Critical Introduction

Richard S Hess

The Old Testament: A Historical, Theological, and Critical Introduction

Richard S Hess

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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.

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About "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 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.

- Publisher

Meet the Author

Richard S Hess

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.
Koorong-Editorial Review.

Table Of Contents

  • :contents

    introduction
    part 1: Pentateuch
    1. Genesis
    2. Exodus
    3. Leviticus
    4. Numbers
    5. Deuteronomy
    part 2: Historical Books
    6. Joshua
    7. Judges
    8. Ruth
    9. 1-2 Samuel
    10. 1-2 Kings
    11. 1-2 Chronicles
    12. Ezra And Nehemiah
    13. Esther
    part 3: Poetic Books
    14. Job
    15. Psalms
    16. Proverbs
    17. Ecclesiastes
    18. Song Of Songs
    part 4: Prophetic Books
    19. Isaiah
    20. Jeremiah
    21. Lamentations
    22. Ezekiel
    23. Daniel
    24. Hosea
    25. Joel
    26. Amos
    27. Obadiah
    28. Jonah
    29. Micah
    30. Nahum
    31. Habakkuk
    32. Zephaniah
    33. Haggai
    34. Zechariah
    35. Malachi
    transition
    indexes

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  • Catalogue Code 448791
  • Product Code 9780801037146
  • ISBN 080103714X
  • EAN 9780801037146
  • Pages 816
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Old Testament
  • Publisher Baker Academic
  • Publication Date Nov 2016
  • Sales Rank #55554
  • Dimensions 234 x 158 x 53 mm
  • Weight 0.001kg

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