An introduction to the scriptures of Israel : history and theology /

Novick, Tzvi,

An introduction to the scriptures of Israel : history and theology / [print] Tzvi Novick. - Grand Rapids, Michigan : Eerdmans Publishing Company, [(c)2018. - ix, 203 pages ; 23 cm

Includes bibliographical references.

Three introductions The wisdom tradition: religion without revelation Revelation and love: the patriarchal narratives and the Song of Songs Joseph and narrative The Exodus: freedom and sonship Sinai: covenant and code The problem of monarchy: Samuel and Kings Condemning Israel, sparing the nations: Amos and Jonah Eden and the art of reading Priestly theology and holy space Exile and return: prophetic visions The consolidation of Judaism: temple and Torah Violence and identity: Joshua and Judges Jews, Gentiles, and gender: Esther, Ruth, Ezra, and Nehemiah Apocalyptic: Daniel and the Dead Sea Scrolls The Israelite at prayer: The book of Psalms.

In this distinctive textbook for Hebrew Bible courses, author Tzvi Novick's approach is thematic rather than chronological. Sorting the books according to their historical context, theological claims, and literary conventions, Novick examines and elucidates the historical and intellectual development of the Hebrew Bible. With attentiveness to both historical-critical and traditional-canonical approaches, An Introduction to the Scriptures of Israel focuses on the dichotomy of the particular and the universal. It shows how this dichotomy impacts each book's style and content and how it informs the development of Jewish and Christian traditions. This nontraditional textbook is coherent, engaging, and succinct-a perfect resource for any introductory Hebrew Bible course.

Tzvi Novick holds the Abrams Chair of Jewish Thought and Culture in the department of theology at the University of Notre Dame.

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Bible.--Old Testament--Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible--Criticism, interpretation, etc.


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