Old Testament Studies
Genesis As It Is Written
Contemporary Writers on Our First Stories
Hardcover ISBN: 0060667060
Twenty-two celebrated authors explore the universal themes of love, hatred, justice, and betrayal revealed in the stories of Genesis, including David Mamet's version of the tale of Noah, James Carroll on Abraham's exile, and other essays by Arthur Miller, Michael Dorris, and Madison Smartt Bell. 25,000 first printing.
The Origins of Biblical Israel
Paperback ISBN: 0805210636
Sarna examines the distinctiveness of the Exodus narrative in light of ancient Near Eastern history and contemporaneous cultures--Egyptian, Assyrian, Canaanite, and Babylonian. In a new Foreword to the 1996 edition, Sarna takes up the debate over whether the exodus from Egypt really happened, clarifying the arguments on both sides and drawing us back to the uniqueness and enduring significance of biblical text.
The Book of David
Hardcover ISBN: 0517708000
The coauthor of The Book of J illuminates the life and times of the ancient biblical King David, detailing the inspirational leadership skills, poetic voice, and insights that have shaped the values and conscience of western civilization. 40,000 first printing.
Walking the Bible
A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses
Hardcover ISBN: 0380977753
From the mountain where Noah's ark landed to the site of the legendary burning bush, a ten-thousand-mile journey across the Middle East goes in search of the roots of the Bible to discover whether it was an abstraction or a living, breathing entity. 75,000 first printing.
Judges and Method
New Approaches in Biblical Studies
Paperback ISBN: 0800627458
Many scholars in Bible are interpreting the biblical text from newer interdisciplinary approaches. These disciplines, such as modern literary theory, sociology, and anthropology, have their own technical vocabulary, presuppositions, questions, and methodologies, which a biblical scholar must learn in order to appropriate these approaches for study of the biblical text. This book will introduce the student and the interested teacher to these new approaches, providing bibliography for further study in the method. Moreover, this book will actually apply the method to a particular text in the Book of Judges, so that the reader may see the method "in action."
In the Beginning
A New Interpretation of Genesis
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0679450890
The best-selling author of A History of God and Jerusalem presents a dramatic new interpretation of the great stories of Genesis, explaining how these ancient biblical tales illuminate the human quest for meaning and the struggle between good and evil. 50,000 first printing. Tour.