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  • The Old Testament

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    The very first puzzle in the book is a puzzle. This could be done to make the reader think that the words, “Scripture” could be redundant to use where the words,” Old Testament” are present. The book has been divided into many parts. The first part contains a very long and a very useful discussion about the history of the Old Testament. There is an introduction and the presentation about the views of the canonization process. In this the reader does not come to know what exactly is coming towards

  • The Old Testament

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    in a foreign country as an unpaid labourer, it is time for that promise to be realised in your life. You are scared and at the same time excited to be finally going to a place you can call home… A critical moment in the story of God in the Old Testament is when Abram at around 2081BC1 (well after the flood) is told by God in Genesis 12 to, "Go to the land that I will show you".(v1) And, "I will make you a great nation" (v2). This is where it begins for the nation which becomes known as Israel;

  • Reading the Old Testament

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    The Old Testament and the Bible itself has been studied extensively for centuries. Archeologists and Scholars have labored and pondered over texts trying to decipher its clues. It does not matter how many times the Old Testament has been studied there will always be something new to learn about it or the history surrounding it. In the book Reading the Old Testament: an Introduction, the author Lawrence Boadt presents us with a few different authors of the Old Testament that used different names for

  • Origin Of The Old Testament

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    knowing the author of the book, also provides key evidence, as to what the intention and original message of that book was, for that specific audience. Hence, the context of the book is necessary. There are three aspects of the context of the Old Testament that have to be investigated to provide a holistic understanding of those times. (1) The broader context in which the Ancient Israelites functioned, the world of ancient Near East, has to be understood, (2) as well as, the specific periods in history

  • The Old Testament

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    Christian theologians have taken part in biblical scholarship for centuries on the qualities of the Old Testament that have changed western civilization forever. Walter Brueggemann is no exception to the enormous contributions theologians have made to these discussions in his respected work, The Prophetic Imagination. Here, Brueggemann proposes the social actions of the prophets Moses, Isaiah, Ecclesiastes, and Jeremiah as revolutionary insofar as each of their ministries provided a radical alternative

  • The Old Testament and The Code of Hammurabi

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    The Old Testament and The Code of Hammurabi To write an essay on the differences of the two texts given in Oliver Johnson's book presents quite a challenge since both texts are so different and yet have some over-all similarities. Where to start, and how to present these differences are two perplexing questions. I will, however, present in the following manner: I will describe the characteristics of the Old Testament, then contrast the Old Testament to the Code of Hammurabi and then discuss

  • Old Testament History Summary

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    How old is the earth? What is the Bible’s historical timeline? Does the Bible contain only historical facts? Does the Bible contain any historical facts? Is there a reason Jews spoke Hebrew in the Old Testament era, yet some Jews spoke Greek in the New Testament era? These are the types of questions a reader may think through when reading John H. Sailhamer’s book Old Testament History. Graduating with a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, as well an M.A. and Ph.D. from University of California

  • Women Empowerment in the Old Testament

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    history as troublemakers, perhaps these women are only attempting to exercise their power. Surely, their power is not found in their physical strength, but this power stems from a deeper source, their very essence as sexual beings. Women in the Old Testament such as Eve, Lot’s daughters, Potiphar’s wife, and Delilah are thought of throughout history as “scandalous” women. But perhaps through their sexuality, they awaken in themselves, as well as all women, an innate, yet powerful ability to exert control

  • The Bible Story: The Old Testament

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    by Book. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002. —. How to read the Bible for all its worth. 3rd Edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2003. LaSor, William Sanford, David Allan Hubbard, and Frederic William Bush. Old Testament Survey: The Message, Form, and Background of the Old Testament. 2nd Edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing co., 1996. Mark, Strom. The Symphony of Scripture: Making sense of the Bible's many themes. Phillpsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2001. Robert, Alter. The Art

  • The Minor Prophets In The Old Testament

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    Judgment, wrath, anger, gloom, and doom, all are just a few of the words that come to mind when one thinks about the Old Testament. The last 12 books entitled the Minor Prophets are pages usually skipped over. Idolatry, social injustice, and religious ritualism seem to be a theme throughout the last twelve books of the Old Testament. Can these books still be relevant today? Hindson and Yates suggest they are. “The message of the minor prophets still speaks to us today. They remind us that God holds