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Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: Stand-alone CD-ROM

Author: 
John J. Collins (Author)
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Description

This accessible introduction to the Hebrew Bible, including the Apocrypha, features a CD-ROM that uses Libronix software and offers the full text of the book and extensive additional materials, including discussion questions, maps, illustrations, and Web resources.

Previously available only in print or print with CD-ROM, this resource can now be read, referenced, and researched right on one's desktop!

ISBN: 
9780800696771
Price: 
$52.00
Release date: 
May 1, 2010

Features

Libronix Digital Library System
LIBRONIX DIGITAL LIBRARY SYSTEM FEATURES
  • Powerful search engine
  • Topic, word, and verse indices
  • Library browser
  • Note-taking
  • Custom toolbars and menus
  • Navigation aids
  • Context-sensitive menus
  • Bookmarks
  • Interbook linking
  • Works with your word processor
  • On-line help
  • Electronic user's guide
  • Internet connections
  • Extendability

Libronix Digital Library System CD-ROM features

Samples



Chapter 1;   Adobe Acrobat Document



Introduction;   Adobe Acrobat Document



Preface;   Adobe Acrobat Document



Table of Contents;   Adobe Acrobat Document



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Endorsements

''John Collins's introduction is a timely and welcome contribution, one based on his own extensive research and on his many years of teaching the subject. The reader will find not only a careful presentation of the biblical material but also a judicious assessment of scholarship on it. This book will be a valuable tool for classroom use, and the bibliographies appended to each chapter will help the student who wishes to pursue a topic in greater detail.''
—James C. VanderKam, John A. O'Brien Professor of Hebrew Scriptures, University of Notre Dame

''Drawing on years of teaching in seminary and university, and of addressing Christian and Jewish popular audiences, Collins has produced a clear, concise, and up-to-date introduction to the Old Testament including the Deuterocanonical books. Wisely following the canonical order of books (slightly adapted), he describes each book's contents, critical issues, and religious meaning. Collins situates each biblical book squarely in its historical setting, and deals honestly with the problems as well as well as the bounty of the Bible. A special bonus is his masterful coverage of the often-slighted Second Temple literature. Its seriousness, detail, and sophistication set this textbook apart and make it an excellent resource for college and seminary courses, and for pastors and educated laity.''
—Richard J. Clifford, S.J., Professor of Biblical Studies, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, MA

''At last! This is the Introduction to the Hebrew Bible I have been looking for: a balanced and richly informative introduction that covers essential critical and comparative perspectives and sets up pertinent interpretive issues, leaving the instructor free to work with the class in any number of directions. Using Collins' textbook is like team-teaching with a master teacher. His tone is welcoming but often wry, accessible yet authoritative. This is a textbook written by someone who not only knows his students but who genuinely likes them–and likes to challenge them. Collins does not take refuge in an antiquarian approach to the Hebrew Bible but repeatedly identifies the complex ethical issues raised by the text and by the responsibilities involved in interpreting the text.''
—Carol Newsom, Professor of Old Testament, Candler School of Theology

''Collins' volume meets a long-standing need for an up-to-date and well-informed critical introduction to the Hebrew Bible. His lucid presentation of the socio-historical background of the world of ancient Israel and Judah and the compositional history of the biblical books provides a fitting context by which to read the Bible's perspectives on the people of Israel/Judah, their interrelationships with surrounding cultures, and their understandings of the divine. A particularly important contribution of this volume is its treatment of the deutero-canonical or apocryphal books. Collins' work stands as a most welcome and highly recommended textbook for both undergraduates and seminarians.''
—Marvin A. Sweeney, Professor of Hebrew Bible, Claremont School of Theology, Professor of Religion, Claremont Graduate University

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements for CD-ROM:
Computer/Processor: Pentium 133 MHz or faster (Pentium 300 MHz processor recommended).
CD-ROM drive.
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 98 or later—will run on Windows 98/98SE/Me/NT 4.0 (SP3)/2000/XP.
Memory: Windows 98/Me/ NT: 64 MB; Windows 2000/XP: 64 MB (128 MB recommended).
Hard Drive Space: 60 MB minimum.
Monitor Resolution: 800 x 600 or larger.
Note to Macintosh users: May run on G3/G4/G5 Macintoshes running Windows emulation software; performance will vary.