Understanding the Old Testament
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Published by Prentice-Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J .
Written in English


  • Bible. -- O.T. -- History of Biblical events,
  • Jews -- History -- To 70 A.D

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Statement[by] Bernhard W. Anderson.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 586 p.
Number of Pages586
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23250235M

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Feb 25,  · Understanding the Old Testament: From Creation through Captivity Paperback – August 27, by James D. Orten (Author)5/5(4). The 39 books of the Old Testament constitute the Hebrew Bible, comprise nearly three quarters of the Christian Bible, and contain substantial material considered sacred within Islam. As such, the Old Testament is among the most influential and widely read texts in world history/5(19). The Old Testament means the 39 Bible books that already existed before Jesus’ life on this earth. The New Testament means the 27 Bible books that the first Christians wrote. For some Old Testament passages, the author of Hebrews shows us meanings that we do not expect. Christians believe that both the Old and New Testaments are God’s word (2 Peter ). Understanding the Old Testament interweaves historical study, literary criticism, and theological reflection by viewing the history of ancient Israel as a story-from its crucial beginnings at the time of the Exodus to the flowering of its literature in the late period of biblical Judaism, the so-called Maccabean tomsseweranddrainserviceoh.combility: Available.

Understanding the Old Testament Lesson 2 Genesis LESSON OVERVIEW Torah means “teaching” and refers to the first five books of the Bible. Genesis emphasizes that God creates, God judges sin, and God redeems His people. In the Bible’s account of creation. The more you understand the characters, plot, structure, themes and historical settings, the more you see the unity of the old testament and the Bible as a whole. The first five books of the old testament that you experience when you are encountering the old testament is called the Torah. This is the core of the teaching of the old testament Bible. Dec 09,  · Many people find parts of the Old Testament daunting and challenging to understand. In the weeks to come we’ll break it all down, bit by bit, looking at the land of the Bible, the book of Genesis, the Law, the books of the prophets, the eras of the kings, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and more. Understanding the Old Testament: An Introductory Atlas to the Hebrew Bible provides a well-structured, comprehensive framework for the Hebrew Bible that places biblical events and persons within a concrete historical and geographical tomsseweranddrainserviceoh.com composite introduction to the Hebrew Bible comes with illuminating texts, maps, chronologies, and charts, as well as a special section on the Hebrew 5/5(1).

The first 17 books of the Old Testament are considered historical, because they outline the history of the Hebrew people. They discuss the creation of man and the development of the nation of Israel. The first five (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy) are also known at the Pentateuch, and they define Hebrew law. Jan 06,  · Unfortunately, the way we learned to read them, and the way we continue to read them, is probably not best. They are not a hodgepodge of stories to teach us moral lessons about life. I think it’s time we had a better understanding of the Old Testament. The Wrong Way to Read the Old Testament. Questions concerning the origin and contents of the single books are proposed and answered in articles on the respective books. More on Old Testament» NAB . Jun 25,  · The first division used to organize the books of the Bible is the division between the Old and New Testaments. This one is relatively straightforward. Books written before the time of Jesus are collected in the Old Testament, while books that were written after Jesus' life and ministry on Earth are collected in the New Testament.