Old Testament by Arthur J. Bellinzoni
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Old Testament
By Arthur J. Bellinzoni

Old Testament

An Introduction to Biblical Scholarship

By (author) See other recent books by Arthur J. Bellinzoni
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $49.99
Your Price: $44.99 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.25 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Old Testament by Arthur J. Bellinzoni

Book Description

The Hebrew Bible, or the Old Testament (as Christians know it), purports to describe the origins of Judaism and is the basis of the entire Judeo-Christian tradition. Its thirty-nine books recount events that allegedly took place in the distant past, during time periods not only far removed from our contemporary world, but also far removed from the date of the earliest written records. Outside of sheer faith, how can people living today evaluate the accuracy of these ancient records? How can we know what really happened two or three thousand years ago? One answer is the historical method, which is based on the scientific method and, like archaeology, aims at a reasoned and reasonable reconstruction of events from long ago.In this readable, engaging introduction to the Old Testament, veteran biblical scholar Arthur J. Bellinzoni shows the lay reader how the field of biblical scholarship uses the historical method to understand biblical texts. After explaining the methodological principles involved in the scholarly study of the Bible, Bellinzoni delves into the following key areas of Old Testament studies: primordial and patriarchal history; the exodus from Egypt; the conquest and entrenchment of Canaan; the establishment of the united monarchy; the role and function of prophecy; the fall of northern Israel and southern Judah; the restoration in Jerusalem under the priestly hierarchy; and, the problematic issues involved in trying to establish the original text of the Hebrew Bible. Complete with illuminating diagrams and maps, this lucidly written, fact-filled work will enlighten and inform both long-time readers of the Bible and those largely unfamiliar with its contents.

Buy Old Testament book by Arthur J. Bellinzoni from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9781591026730
ISBN-10: 1591026733
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 160mm x 33mm)
Pages: 440
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Old Testament book by Arthur J. Bellinzoni and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Arthur J. Bellinzoni

Arthur J. Bellinzoni (Aurora, NY) is professor of religion emeritus at Wells College; the author of The Future of Christianity: Can It Survive? and The Sayings of Jesus in the Writings of Justin Martyr; and the editor of The Two Source Hypothesis and The Influence of the Gospel of Saint Matthew on Christian Literature Before Saint Irenaeus.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Arthur J. Bellinzoni close
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close