The Old Testament : a concise introduction / Brent A. Strawn.Material type: TextPublisher: New York , NY: Routledge, 2020Description: xix, 205 pages ; 20 cmISBN: 9780415642996; 041564299X; 9780415643009; 0415643007Subject(s): Bible. Old Testament -- IntroductionsLOC classification: BS1140.3 | .S77 2020
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
"This concise volume introduces readers to the three main sections of the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) and to the biblical books found in each. It is organized around two primary "stories": the story that scholars tell about the Old Testament and the story the literature itself tells. Concluding with a reconsideration of the Old Testament as more like poetry than a story, three main chapters cover: The Pentateuch (Torah), The Prophets (Nevi�im), The Writings (Ketuvim). With key summaries of what the parts of the Old Testament "are all about," and including suggestions for further reading, this volume is an ideal introduction for students of and newcomers to the Old Testament"-- Provided by publisher.
The story of the Old Testament and the Old Testament as story -- The Pentateuch (Torah) -- The prophets (Nevi'im) -- The writings (Ketuvim) -- From story to song.