This new edition of a bestselling evangelical survey of the Old Testament (over 180,000 copies sold) has been thoroughly updated and features a beautiful new interior design. It is lavishly illustrated with four-color images, maps, and charts and retains the pedagogical features that have made the book so popular: · chapter outlines, objectives, and summaries · study questions · sidebars featuring primary source material, ethical and theological issues, and contemporary applications · lists of key terms, people, and places · further reading recommendations · endnotes and indexes The book is supplemented by web-based resources through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources, offering course help for professors and study aids for students.
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Revision of a groundbreaking Old Testament survey with full-color illustrations, multimedia interactive CD-ROM, engaging text, and educational tools.
The Bible played a crucial role in shaping Anglo-Saxon national and cultural identity. However, access to Biblical texts was necessarily limited to very few individuals in Medieval England. In this book, Samantha Zacher explores how the very earliest English Biblical poetry creatively adapted, commented on and spread Biblical narratives and traditions to the wider population. Systematically surveying the manuscripts of surviving poems, the book shows how these vernacular poets commemorated the Hebrews as God's 'chosen people' and claimed the inheritance of that status for Anglo-Saxon England. Drawing on contemporary translation theory, the book undertakes close readings of the poems Exodus, Daniel and Judith in order to examine their methods of adaptation for their particular theologico-political circumstances and the way they portray and problematize Judaeo-Christian religious identities.
Leading scholars provide an overview of current issues in Old Testament studies.
This accessible introduction to the Book of Genesis examines introductory issues, overarching themes, and the overall argument of the book.
Experience new dimensions of the Holy Spirit’s power! Do you desire to know what the Holy Spirit is really like? Many Christians hunger for deeper and more powerful encounters with the Holy Spirit, but where can these experiences be found? The answer lies in the pages of Scripture. In this groundbreaking work, author and healing evangelist David Hernandez takes you on an unforgettable journey to discover and experience the Spirit’s powerful presence throughout the entire Bible—from Genesis to Revelation. Scripture offers so much more to be discovered than merely a theology of the Holy Spirit… and still more to be experienced! Trade dry theory for a dynamic relationship as you encounter the third Person of the Trinity in the pages of every book of the Bible. Know the Holy Spirit in a greater depth than ever before. This book will help you discover… Hidden Mysteries. Even in Old Testament books where there is no direct reference to the Holy Spirit, learn to see His presence moving. A Fresh Revelation. The different revelations of the Spirit in Scripture reveal His unique characteristics and how He wants to move in your life. Your Supernatural Identity. Learn what it really means to have the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead dwelling in you. Kingdom Power. Discover what it means to partner with the Spirit to release the miracles that Jesus promised. Within the pages of Scripture, untapped reserves of Holy Spirit power are waiting to be released. Will you discover them today?
Studying the New Testament can be an exciting--and intimidating--experience. This readable survey is designed to make the adventure less daunting and more rewarding. Two experienced classroom teachers offer a new edition of their bestselling and award-winning textbook, now with updated content and a new interior design. Other distinguishing features include: • abundant images, maps, and charts--all in full color • sidebars that address ethical and theological concerns and provide primary source material • focus boxes isolating key issues • chapter outlines, learning objectives, and summaries • study questions Students of the New Testament will find this introductory text both informative and engaging. An accompanying website through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources offers a wide array of resources for students and professors. Resources for students include flash cards, self quizzes, and introductory videos. Resources for professors include discussion questions, suggestions for class activities, PowerPoint slides, an instructor's manual, and a test bank.
While books on pedagogy in a theoretical mode have proliferated in recent years, there have been few that offer practical, specific ideas for teaching particular biblical texts. To address this need, Teaching the Bible, a collection of ideas and activities written by dozens of innovative college and seminary professors, outlines effective classroom strategies—with a focus on active learning—for the new teacher and veteran professor alike. It includes everything from ways to incorporate film, literature, art, and music to classroom writing assignments and exercises for groups and individuals. The book assumes an academic approach to the Bible but represents a wide range of methodological, theological, and ideological perspectives. This volume is an indispensable resource for anyone who teaches classes on the Bible.
Entry Level College text book. This book focuses on reading stratedgies and uses active learning techniques wherever possible to encourage and empower students to read the Bible on their own.
An examination of the literary and theological dynamics of the divine-human encounter as reflected in theophany narratives in the Hebrew Bible. The point of departure for this study is a type-scene analysis which reveals a common structure to theophany narratives. Beginning with the separation of the protagonist from human society, the text moves to a visual and verbal revelation by the Deity, and records a range of human reactions to the experience. Each of the texts concludes with a description of a more externalized reaction, which marks the carrying over of the experience into a larger societal framework. The analysis develops the underlying structural and contentual similarity among texts which have traditionally been understood as belonging to different literary genres. The discussion offers a nuanced treatment of the range of literary strategies employed by the narrative for addressing these elements. In addition to a detailed analysis of each of the above components of the type-scene, there is discussion of issues such as the idea of the lethal nature of the encounter and intertextual relations between the narratives. JSOTS 420