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

ISBN-10: 066423030X

ISBN-13: 9780664230302

This pedagogically astute creation to the Hebrew Bible is designed particularly for undergraduates. It starts off with the main easy questions: from the place and while did the Hebrew Bible originate, how was once it written, and the way did humans learn it? In targeting the elemental query of the canon--Who are we?--it first offers a lot realization to the problem of id. Then it explores how the traditional Israelites prepared themselves by way of energy and nation, and eventually, delineates the bigger questions of God and beliefs in the canon. the result's a circulation of themes that's in keeping with different reviews of historic literature and tradition, with out 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 better half website with exams and different pedagogical aids for academics.

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For example, they condemn Israel’s king Ahab for going after other gods while largely ignoring his political and military achievements, which are clear in extrabiblical documents and archaeological remains. Given these special interests of the biblical text, its historical truth claims demand cautious assessment. How the 010 Gravett Ch1 (1-40) 9/25/08 12:30 PM Page 33 SPACE AND TIME 33 text characterizes a certain person or event depends greatly on the writers’ interests and concerns. For both kingdoms these years centered largely on confronting and responding to various foreign aggressors.

Or were the Sea Peoples themselves fleeing attacks from yet other peoples coming in from farther to the north or west? If so, who were these other peoples, and what caused them to abandon their homelands for new places to live? E. easily provokes more questions than answers. E. The Hittite kingdom disappears and Egypt’s New Kingdom fails. ) Farther to the east, the Assyrian kingdom declines. To the west, the Mycenaean civilization, centered in southern Greece, collapses. Homer’s Iliad, which narrates so dramatically the fall of Troy, may well creatively elaborate on a real event symptomatic of the fall of the Mycenaeans.

Although only about ten feet (three meters) wide and three feet (one meter) deep here, its current runs swiftly. Reaching the plateau on the other side requires a long, steep climb up from the valley floor. 010 Gravett Ch1 (1-40) 9/25/08 12:28 PM Page 13 SPACE AND TIME 13 Turning to the south and following the course of the Jordan River brings one to the Dead Sea. Here the landscape is bleak and blasted, evoking awe and wonder in those who view it. Cream, tan, and reddish rocks rise up, shimmering in the heat.

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