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Mark McEntire

Mark McEntire is professor of biblical studies at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. He has authored widely used textbooks The Old Testament Story, Ninth Edition (2012), and Struggling with God: An Introduction to the Pentateuch (2008); scholarly works, Dangerous Worlds: Living and Dying in Biblical Texts (2004) and The Blood of Abel: The Violent Plot in the Hebrew Bible (1999); and, with Joel Emerson, Raising Cain, Fleeing Egypt, and Fighting Philistines: The Old Testament in Popular Music (2006). This work follows his successful Portraits of a Mature God: Choices in Old Testament Theology (Fortress Press, 2013).

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Release date: 
August 1, 2015

Mark McEntire continues the story begun in "Portraits of a Mature God," extending his narrative beyond the conclusion of the Hebrew Bible as Israel and Israel's God moved into the Hellenistic world.

Release date: 
April 1, 2013
What difference would it make for Old Testament theology if we turned our attention from the forceful "mighty acts of God" to the more subdued themes of later writings in the Hebrew Bible?