This textbook introduces students to the contents of the Torah and orients them to the key interpretive questions and methods shaping contemporary scholarship, inviting readers into the work of interpretation today. Pedagogical features include images, maps, timelines, reading lists, and a glossary.
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Introducing Israel's Scriptures
Fortress Press is excited to announce a new collection of textbooks introducing the major components of the Hebrew Bible. Written for use in topical undergraduate elective courses or seminary survey courses, these books, appearing between 2016 and 2018, share a common organization.
Written by an ecumenical array of respected scholars, these volumes will provide fresh, student-friendly explorations to the writings of the Hebrew Bible and to contemporary scholarship on them. Each volume describes the historical and cultural context in which the writings originated; introduces important episodes, characters, and themes in each book; and addresses issues of contemporary interpretation and debate. Each volume invites the student, regardless of religious orientation, into conversation and exploration of the biblical heritage.
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Introducing the Torah
By Thomas B. Dozeman
Introducing Israel's Prophetic and Apocalyptic Writings
By Stephen L. Cook
Introducing the Writings
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Virginia Theological Seminary
United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio
Biblical Theological Seminary
The Historical Writings introduces students to the character of the Deuteronomistic History and other historical writings (Ezra, Nehemiah, and 1 and 2 Chronicles); to the different roles history-writing plays throughout the Hebrew Bible; and to the key historical questions and methods shaping contemporary scholarly debate.