An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: A Thematic Approach by Sandra L. Gravett;Karla G. Bohmbach;F. V.

By Sandra L. Gravett;Karla G. Bohmbach;F. V. Greifenhagen;Donald C. Polaski

This pedagogically astute creation to the Hebrew Bible is designed particularly for undergraduates. It starts with the main uncomplicated questions: from the place and whilst did the Hebrew Bible originate, how used to be it written, and the way did humans learn it? In targeting the basic query of the canon--Who are we?--it first offers a lot awareness to the difficulty of id. Then it explores how the traditional Israelites geared up themselves when it comes to energy and nation, and eventually, delineates the bigger questions of God and beliefs in the canon. the result's a stream of subject matters that's based on different reports of historic literature and tradition, with no ignoring the spiritual functionality of the Hebrew Bible. via paintings, images, literature, and pop culture, this article vibrantly provides the recommendations of the Hebrew Bible, and provides a spouse website with checks and different pedagogical aids for academics.

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Regina, a city in Canada, received its name in honor of Queen Victoria. ) Similarly, early European settlers named the territory—and eventually state—of New York in honor of the English Duke of York. ” But perhaps the best example of this politics of naming comes from Russia. In 1703 the Russian tsar Peter the Great founded a city on the Baltic Sea to serve as Russia’s new capital; it was named St. Petersburg in his honor. ” And so the city became known as Petrograd. However, in 1924 its name changed again—to Leningrad—in honor of Vladimir Lenin, founder of the Soviet Union.

The Greek poet Hesiod (ca. ), for instance, wrote in Works and Days about earlier times: “. . and they [people] lived like gods, with carefree heart, remote from toil and misery. Wretched old age did not affect them either, but with hands and feet ever unchanged they enjoyed themselves in feasting, beyond all ills, and they died as if overcome by sleep. ” Hesiod, Theogony; and, Works and Days, translated with an introduction and notes by M. L. West (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988), 40. relative latecomers on the stage of ancient Near Eastern history.

E. ). However, they disagree on the subdivisions within the second main period. ). ). Eric Meyers, meanwhile, resurrects Wright’s three main periods for the Iron Age, although he proposes distinct subdivisions for both Iron I and II. E. ). These different configurations arise partly from the extent to which textual influence—particularly the Hebrew Bible—is brought to bear on archaeological dating. It also depends on how one analyzes the evidence from material remains, particularly the pottery.

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