Introduction to the Bible, An, 8th edition

  • Christian E. Hauer

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Introduction to the Bible looks at this religious book from 3 different viewpoints: literary, historical and contemporary, examining the dynamics of each and the methods scholars have developed to study them. The text also encourages reflection of the contents through chapter summaries, case studies, maps and charts.

Published by Pearson (July 30th 2021) - Copyright © 2012

ISBN-13: 9780137559206

Subject: Religion

Category: Bible Studies

Table of contents

Brief Contents

PART ONE: Introduction

  • Chapter 1 The Three Worlds of the Bible: An Orientation
  • Chapter 2 Preparing for the Journey: An Orientation to the Methods of Biblical Study

PART TWO: The Torah

  • Chapter 3 Origins: The Book of Genesis
  • Chapter 4 Covenant: Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and

PART THREE: Prophets

  • Chapter 5 The Nation Israel: Joshua, Judges, First and Second Samuel, First and Second Kings (The Former Prophets)
  • Chapter 6 Covenant Advocates: The Prophets of Ancient Israel (The Latter Prophets)

PART FOUR: The Writings

  • Chapter 7 Israel’s Sacred Songs: Psalms, Song of Songs, and Lamentations (The Writings I)
  • Chapter 8 The Way of Wisdom: Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes (The Writings II)
  • Chapter 9 The Rest of the Writings: Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Ruth, Esther, and Daniel

PART FIVE: After the Tanak

  • Chapter 10 Jewish Life and Literature (200 B.C.E - 100 C.E.)

PART SIX: The Gospels

  • Chapter 11 Jesus of Nazereth
  • Chapter 12 The Four Gospels: Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John 261

PART SEVEN: The Acts of the Apostles

  • Chapter 13 The Birth of Christianity: The Acts of the Apostles


  • Chapter 14 Paul: Apostle to the Gentiles—The Letters of Paul
  • Chapter 15 The Growing Church: The Pastoral and General Epistles, Hebrews, and the Revelation to John

PART NINE: Conclusion

  • Chapter 16 Journey On!

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