The Old Testament: A Concise Introduction

1st Edition

Brent A. Strawn

Routledge
Published October 14, 2019
Textbook - 206 Pages - 4 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415643009 - CAT# Y142867

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Summary

This concise volume introduces readers to the three main sections of the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) and to the biblical books found in each. It is organized around two primary "stories": the story that scholars tell about the Old Testament and the story the literature itself tells. Concluding with a reconsideration of the Old Testament as more like poetry than a story, three main chapters cover:

  • The Pentateuch (Torah)
  • The Prophets (Neviʾim)
  • The Writings (Ketuvim)

With key summaries of what the parts of the Old Testament "are all about," and including suggestions for further reading, this volume is an ideal introduction for students of and newcomers to the Old Testament.

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