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Reading the Historical Books: A Student’s Guide to Engaging the Biblical Text

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ISBN: 9780801048654

Overview

The conventions of contemporary history writing are quite different from those of ancient Israelite writers, making biblical history often difficult to grasp. Patricia Dutcher-Walls offers basic orientation to the genre and conventions of the Old Testament historical books, helping students become careful and attentive readers. With many ancient and contemporary examples, this book introduces students to some of the phenomena they will encounter in the historical books, and it provides strategies for understanding their significance. The goal is to make further reading and study of Scripture more informed and sensitive. Sidebars, discussion questions, and further reading suggestions are also included.

  • Title:Reading the Historical Books: A Student’s Guide to Engaging the Biblical Text
  • Author:Dutcher-Walls, Patricia
  • Publisher:Baker Academic
  • Publication Date:2014