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A Study Companion to Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: Second Edition

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Ryan P. Bonfiglio (Author)
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John J. Collins’ Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most widely used textbooks in the world, and for good reason. Balanced and richly informative, it introduces current thinking and leads the student into the important interpretive questions. This Study Companion is tied directly to Introduction to the Hebrew Bible and can be purchased individually, or as part of a Course Pack. It features essential primary readings keyed to the text, along with a running timeline feature and discussions of technical terms, archaeological sites, and methods and concepts in biblical studies. Students can use the study companion as a workbook and a handy complement to the textbook and the Hebrew Bible itself.

ISBN: 
9781451483611
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$19.00
ISBN: 
9781451484236
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$19.00
Release date: 
July 1, 2014
Pages: 
160
Width: 
7.50
Height: 
9.25

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The Ancient Near East

Int.1 The Ancient Near East

 

4.1. The world of the patriarchs

4.1. The world of the patriarchs

5.1. The landscape of the Book of Exodus

5.1. The landscape of the Book of Exodus

9.1 Israelite settlement before the monarchy

9.1 Israelite settlement before the monarchy

9.2 Canaanite sites in the late 13th/early 12th century b.c.e.

9.2 Canaanite sites in the Late 13th / Early 12th Century B.C.E.

9.3 Areas settled by the tribes of Israel

9.3 Areas settled by the tribes of Israel

10.1 Tribes of Israel before the monarchy

10.1 Tribes of Israel before the monarchy

11.1 Saul’s kingdom

11.1 Saul’s kingdom

12.1 David and Solomon’s kingdoms

12.1 David and Solomon’s kingdoms

14.1 Elijah narratives

14.1 Elijah narratives

 

14.2 The extent of the Assyrian Empire at its zenith

14.2 The extent of the Assyrian Empire at its zenith

16.1 Assyrian Empire

16.1 Assyrian Empire

18.1 Chaldean Empire and the Saite Dynasty of Egypt

18.1 Chaldean Empire and the Saite Dynasty of Egypt

19.1 Persian Empire at its zenith

19.1 Persian Empire at its zenith

21.1 Judah as a province of the Persian Empire

21.1 Judah as a province of the Persian Empire

27.1 Maccabean-Hasmonean Palestine

27.1 Maccabean-Hasmonean Palestine

28.1 The Ancient Near East around 60

28.1 The Ancient Near East around 60 BCE

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible_Fig. 11.3_Dura Europos David

Fig. 11.3 David is anointed by Samuel in a fresco from the third-century c.e. synagogue at Dura Europos.

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible_Rosetta Stone

Fig. 1.1 The Rosetta Stone; British Museum.

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible_Fig. 2.2_Lucas Cranach

Fig. 2.2 The Garden of Eden, by Lucas Cranach the Elder; sixteenth century.

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible_Fig. 3.3_Noah's Ark

Fig. 3.3 The Flood, by Hieronymus Bosch, ca. 1516–18; in the Museums Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam.

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible_Fig. 4.1_Dura_Europos

Fig. 4.1 A holy man, often identified as Abraham, is depicted in a fresco from the third-century c.e. synagogue at Dura-Europos.

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible_Fig. 6.6_Adoration of Golden Calf

Fig. 6.6 The Adoration of the Golden Calf, by Nicolas Poussin (ca. 1634); National Gallery.

 

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible_Fig. 9.1_Fig. 9.1 Megiddo

Fig. 9.1 The circular platform of a Canaanite cultic place in Stone-Age Megiddo.

 

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible_Fig. 10.2_Jael and Sisera

Fig. 10.2 Jael and Sisera, by Jacopo Amigoni (ca. 1739).

 

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible_Fig. 11.1_Dura Europos Ark

Fig. 11.1 The Ark of the Covenant and the broken statue of the Philistine god Dagon; fresco from the third century c.e. synagogue at Dura- Europos.

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible_Fig. 11.2_Tel Dan inscription

Fig. 11.2 The Tel Dan inscription, a ninthcentury b.c.e. Aramaic inscription in which the king of Aram claims to have defeated “the house of David”—our earliest extrabiblical reference to David; now in the Israel Museum.

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible_Fig. 13.1_Temple Mount southern wall

Fig. 13.1 The southern wall of the wall of Herod’s temple (first century c.e.), with remains of Seleucid-era construction in the foreground. Behind the three blocked gates on the right is a vaulted area known as Solomon’s Stables, now occupied by a Muslim prayer hall below the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

 

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible_Fig. 13.3_Solomon's judgement

Fig. 13.3 Detail from The Judgment of Solomon by Nicolas Poussin (1649), in the Louvre.

 

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible_Fig. 14.1_Dura Europos gold calf

Fig. 14.1 Elijah defeats the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel in this fresco from the third-century synagogue at Dura-Europos.

 

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible_Fig. 16.2_Prophet Isaiah

Fig. 16.2 The Prophet Isaiah, by Marc Chagall (1968); Musée national message biblique Marc Chagall, Nice, France.

 

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible_Fig. 17.4_Ishtar gate

Fig. 17.4 The Ishtar Gate, dedicated by Nebuchadnezzar II. Now in the Pergamonmuseum, Berlin.

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible_Fig. 18.4_Temple Scroll

Fig. 18.4 The Temple Scroll from Qumran (11Q20).

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible_Fig. 20.3_Babylonians

Fig. 20.3 Babylonians bring tribute to the Persian court; detail from an extensive bas-relief on the Apadana Staircase, showing tribute from many nations flowing to Darius. Persepolis; photo by Marcus Cyron.

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible_Fig. 26.1_Ruth and Boaz

Fig. 26.1 Ruth in the Field of Boaz, by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1828).

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