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Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture

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ISBN: 9780800605322
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Overview

This introduction attempts to offer a different model for the discipline from that currently represented. It seeks to describe the form and function of the Hebrew Bible in its role as sacred scripture for Israel. It argues the case that the biblical literature has not been correctly understood or interpreted because its role as religious literature has not been correctly assessed.

  • Title: Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture
  • Author: Brevard Childs
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • Print Publication Date: 2010
  • Logos Release Date: 2012
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. O.T. › Introductions
  • ISBN: 9780800605322
  • Resource ID: LLS:INTROOTSCRIPT
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-04-24T16:33:31Z

Brevard S. Childs (1923–2007), Old Testament professor at Yale University from 1958 until he retired in 1999. Childs had a significant positive influence in biblical theology by insisting that interpreters should be Christians who view the text as Scripture and regard the final form of the canon as the norm for interpretation. However, he held to many liberal views about Scripture, denying that Moses wrote the Pentateuch and seeing elements of pagan mythology in the Bible.