Introduction to the Bible

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1971 - Religion - 560 pages

This book introduces the reader to both the content of the Bible and to the life, faith, and history of ancient Israel, early Judaism, and early Christianity. John Hayes begins this book begins with an overall introduction to the study of the Bible, including the techniques of Bible criticism. He then discusses the life, faith, and literature of ancient Israel from the earliest times to the end of Babylonian exile. Presenting the history of the restored Jewish community from the days of the return through the early years of Roman rule, Hayes looks at some apocryphal and apocolyptic literature. Finally, Hayes explores the life and literature of early Christianity, the growing hostility between state and church, and the persecution of Christians.

This volume includes photographic illustrations, a full subject-oriented bibliography for further reading, and the Westminster Historical Maps of Bible Lands.

 

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Contents

AN APPROACH TO THE STUDY OF THE BIBLE
3
THE FORMATION AND TRANSMISSION OF THE BIBLE
14
THE BIBLICAL WORLD
30
PART
45
THE HEBREW TRIBES IN THE LAND OF CANAAN
72
SAUL AND DAVID
99
THE SOLOMONIC ERA
114
THE YAHWISTIC HISTORY OF ISRAEL
135
PART THREE
263
THE HASMONEAN AND ROMAN PERIODS
289
PART FOUR
317
JESUS IN THE GOSPELS
337
THE LIFE AND FAITH OF THE EARLY CHURCH
370
j PAUL AND THE CHURCH IN THE GRKCO ROMAN WORLD
385
REFORMULATIONS OF THE GOSPEL TRADITIONS
423
j CONFLICT AND CONSOLIDATION IN HIE DEVELOPING CHURCH
447

ISAIAH AND THE ASSYRIAN CRISIS
176
THE LAST DAYS OF JUDEAN INDEPENDENCE
192
PROPHECIES OF A HOPEFUL FUTURE
215
1? EXILIC INTERPRETATIONS OF THE PAST
230
THE WISDOM LITERATURE
247
BIBLIOGRAPHY
467
INDEXES TO TEXT
479
HISTORICAL MAPS
517
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John H. Hayes is Professor Emeritusof Old Testament at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the author of numerous books, including Introduction to the Bible, Biblical Exegesis: A Beginner's Handbook (with Carl Holladay), The Jewish People in Classical Antiquity (with Sara Mandell), and Old Testament Theology: Its History and Development (with Frederick Prussner), all published by WJK.

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