Reading the Historical Books

A Student's Guide to Engaging the Biblical Text
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Original Publish Date: Mar 18, 2014
Product Number: EB00224940
Released: Mar 18, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441244789
Publisher: Baker Academic
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Description

Biblical history can be some of the most difficult material for beginning students to grasp. The conventions of contemporary history writing are quite different from those of ancient Israelite writers. Here a master teacher offers basic orientation to the genre and conventions of the Old Testament historical books, helping students become careful and attentive readers. Written in an accessible style with many ancient and contemporary examples, this book introduces students to some of the phenomena they will encounter in the historical books and provides strategies for understanding their significance. The goal is to make further reading and study of Scripture more informed and sensitive. Sidebars, discussion questions, and further reading suggestions are included.

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