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Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture

Author: 
Brevard S. Childs (Author)
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Description

This Introduction attempts to offer a different model for the discipline from that currently represented. It seeks to describe the form and function of the Hebrew Bible in its role as sacred scripture for Israel. It argues the case that the biblical literature has not been correctly understood or interpreted because its role as religious literature has not been correctly assessed.

ISBN: 
9780800698331
Price: 
$39.00
Release date: 
December 15, 2010
Pages: 
692
Width: 
6.25
Height: 
9.25

Endorsements

"In this major study, Childs has brought to full expression both his critical judgments and his boldest, imaginative, constructive proposals. He decisively changes what is meant and practiced as 'introduction' by fashioning an alternative form, not only in the answers given, but in the questions asked. His dialectic of firm discipline and theological sensitivity has far-ranging implications for scholarly analysis and faithful interpretation."
— Walter Brueggemann

"Childs's 'Introduction' stands as a monumental contribution to Old Testament scholarship. It will be, appropriately, a significant factor in biblical studies for at least the balance of this century."
— John F. Priest

Table of Contents

    Preface
    Abbreviations

    PART ONE: THE OLD TESTAMENT: INTRODUCTION

  1. The Discipline of Old Testament Introduction
  2. The Problem of the Canon
  3. Canon and Criticism
  4. Text and Canon

    PART TWO: THE PENTATEUCH

  5. Introduction to the Pentateuch
  6. Genesis
  7. Exodus
  8. Leviticus
  9. Numbers
  10. Deuteronomy

    PART THREE: THE FORMER PROPHETS

  11. Introduction to the Forms Prophets
  12. Joshua
  13. Judges
  14. Samuel
  15. Kings

    PART FOUR: THE LATTER PROPHETS

  16. Introduction to the Latter Prophets
  17. Isaiah
  18. Jeremiah
  19. Ezekiel

    The Book of the Twelve

  20. Hosea
  21. Joel
  22. Amos
  23. Obadiah
  24. Jonah
  25. Micah
  26. Nahum
  27. Habakkuk
  28. Zephaniah
  29. Haggai
  30. Zechariah
  31. Malachi

    PART FIVE: THE WRITINGS

  32. Introduction to the Writings
  33. The Psalms
  34. Job
  35. Proverbs
  36. Ruth
  37. Song of Songs
  38. Ecclesiastes
  39. Lamentations
  40. Esther
  41. Daniel
  42. Ezra and Nehemiah
  43. Chronicles

    PART SIX: CONCLUSION

  44. The Hebrew Scriptures and the Christian Bible

    Index of Authors