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Hebrew History from the Death of Moses to the Close of the Scripture Narrative
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Hebrew History from the Death of Moses to the Close of the Scripture Narrative


D. Appleton and Company 1875

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"All history is useful,” writes Henry Cowles, “in so far as it makes truthful revelations of man’s doings and of God’s agencies in and above them.” That makes the study of Old Testament history especially essential for understanding God’s relationship with humanity—both thousands of years ago and in the church today.

In this volume, Cowles presents the entire history of the Israelite nation from the death of Moses to the close of the Old Testament. He traces the hand of God in Israel’s history, explaining difficult passages and discussing the lives of significant figures in Israel’s history. He also describes the relationship between the historical books of the Old Testament and the Psalms, poetical books, and prophecy—and proposes how all can be read together.

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Save more when you purchase this book as part of the Henry Cowles Commentary Series.

Key Features

  • Includes numerous essays discussing theological themes
  • Presents the entire history of the Israelite nation
  • Links all Scripture passages to the Bibles in your library

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About Henry Cowles

Henry Cowles was a professor at Oberlin College. He served as professor of languages from 1835 to 1837, professor of ecclesiastical history and pastoral theology from 1837 to 1840, professor of Old Testament literature from 1840 to 1848, and a lecturer on prophecy and biblical introduction from 1869 to 1878. He also served as editor of the Oberlin Evangelist from 1844 to 1862, where he promoted the efforts of the college and helped spread its theological ideals. While at Oberlin, Cowles advocated for African Americans during the decades preceding the Civil War, and promoted racial equality not only in academic settings, but also in his publications.

In 1863, at the age of 60, Cowles began writing his commentary on the Bible, and worked on the project nearly every day for 17 years. He also spoke and wrote widely on prophecy, biblical interpretation, and the practical application of the Bible for ordinary readers. He died in 1881.