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An introduction to the Old Testament, : the Canon and Christian imagination / Walter Brueggemann and Tod Linafelt.

Author/Creator:
Brueggemann, Walter, author.
Publication:
Louisville, Kentucky : Westminster John Knox Press, 2020.
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 506 pages ; 23 cm
Edition:
Third edition.
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Subjects:
Bible. Old Testament -- Introductions.
Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible -- Canon.
Bible.
Bible. Old Testament.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Introductions
Summary:
"This introduction invites readers to engage in the construction of meaning as they venture into these timeless texts. Incorporating the most current scholarship, this new edition also includes concrete tips for doing close readings of the Old Testament text, and a chapter on ways to read Scripture and respond in light of pressing contemporary issues, such as economic inequality, racial and gender justice, and environmental degradation"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: INTRODUCTORY MATERIALS
1. Imaginative Remembering: The Theological Witness of the Old Testament
2. Narrative and Poetry: The Literary Art of the Old Testament
pt. I THE TORAH
3. Introduction to the Torah
4. Genesis 1
11: Cosmic Miracles in Contradiction
5. Genesis 12
50: The Ancestors
6. The Book of Exodus
7. The Book of Leviticus
8. The Book of Numbers
9. The Book of Deuteronomy
10. Reprise on the Torah
pt. II THE PROPHETS
11. Introduction to the Prophets
12. The Book of Joshua
13. The Book of Judges
14. The Books of 1 and 2 Samuel
15. The Books of 1 and 2 Kings
16. The Book of Isaiah
17. The Book of Jeremiah
18. The Book of Ezelriel
19. The Minor Prophets (1)
20. The Minor Prophets (2)
21. Reprise on the Prophets
pt. III THE WRITINGS
22. Introduction to the Writings
23. The Book of Psalms
24. The Book of Job
25. The Book of Proverbs
26. The Five Scrolls
27. The Book of Daniel
28. The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah
29. The Books of 1 and 2 Chronicles
30. Reprise on the Writings
CONCLUDING REFLECTIONS
31. The Hiddenness of God and the Complexities of Interpretation
32. Getting the Most from the Bible: Strategies for Close Reading
33. The Bible and the Contemporary World: An Ethical Vision of the Human Condition.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contributor:
Linafelt, Tod, 1965- author.
Other format:
Online version: Brueggemann, Walter, An introduction to the Old Testament,
ISBN:
9780664264413
0664264417
9781646980116
OCLC:
1161307919