Amos

Author: Duane A. Garrett
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781932792690
Format: PDF
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Provides a lexical, analytical, and syntactical treatment of the Hebrew text

The Old Testament

Author: Richard S. Hess
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 149340573X
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A Respected Scholar Introduces Students to the Discipline of Old Testament Studies Richard Hess, a trusted scholar of the Old Testament and the ancient Near East, offers a substantial introduction to the Old Testament that is accessibly written and informed by the latest biblical scholarship. Hess summarizes the contents of the Old Testament, introduces the academic study of the discipline, and helps readers understand the complex world of critical and interpretive issues, addressing major concerns in the critical interpretation of each Old Testament book and key texts. This volume provides a fulsome treatment for students preparing for ministry and assumes no prior knowledge of the Old Testament. Readers will learn how each book of the Old Testament was understood by its first readers, how it advances the larger message of the whole Bible, and what its message contributes to Christian belief and the Christian community. Twenty maps, ninety photos, sidebars, and recommendations for further study add to the book's usefulness for students. Resources for professors are available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.

Genesis 1 11

Author: Barry L. Bandstra
Publisher: Baylor University Press
ISBN: 1932792708
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Provides a lexical, analytical, and syntactical treatment of the Hebrew text

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

Author: Michael D. Coogan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195377370
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The two-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible is a scholarly reference work with articles on each of the canonical books of the Bible, major apocryphal books of the New and Old Testaments, important non-canonical texts, and thematic essays on topics such as canonicity, textual criticism, and translation. The first in a series of in-depth biblical reference works, Books of the Bible will be available on DRS and in Oxford Biblical Studies Online.

Amos An Introduction and Study Guide

Author: Walter J. Houston
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350009016
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This study guide to Amos is divided into three parts. The first sets out to describe the genre, style, shape and aim of the text, along with its leading ideas, with the help of recent scholarship on the Hebrew Bible in general and the prophets in particular. Special note is taken of the many images of violence in Amos, along with its denunciations of injustice, and its overwhelming emphasis on the ineluctable destruction awaiting Israel. The second part sets the book in its historical and social context, with particular focus on the social context of the injustices denounced by Amos. Houston also provides an overview of the various proposals made in the last 50 years for how the book has assumed its present shape. The final part outlines the ways in which the book has been read over the centuries, with an emphasis on the modern period, in which it has become a rallying call for those concerned with injustice in their own world.

Ruth

Author: Robert D. Holmstedt
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781932792911
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In addition to this, Ruth, the newest volume in the series, handbooks on Amos, Genesis 1-11, and Jonah are now available.--Adam J. Howell "Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies"

God s Glory in Salvation through Judgment

Author: James M. Hamilton Jr.
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 9781433521355
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In Exodus 34 Moses asks to see God’s glory, and God reveals himself as a God who is merciful and just. James Hamilton Jr. contends that from this passage comes a biblical theology that unites the meta-narrative of Scripture under one central theme: God’s glory in salvation through judgment. Hamilton begins in the Old Testament by showing that Israel was saved through God’s judgment on the Egyptians and the Caananites. God was glorified through both his judgment and mercy, accorded in salvation to Israel. The New Testament unfolds the ultimate display of God’s glory in justice and mercy, as it was God’s righteous judgment shown on the cross that brought us salvation. God’s glory in salvation through judgment will be shown at the end of time, when Christ returns to judge his enemies and save all who have called on his name. Hamilton moves through the Bible book by book, showing that there is one theological center to the whole Bible. The volume’s systematic method and scope make it a unique resource for pastors, professors, and students.

Joel ITC

Author: Christopher R. Seitz
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567667774
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The book of Joel is held to be one of the latest prophetic witnesses; it cites other books of the book of the Twelve prophets with a density that distinguishes it from its neighbours. The concept of the "Day of the LORD" which runs throughout the Minor Prophets as a whole reaches its zenith in Joel and its co-mingling of ecological and military metaphors advances Hosea on the former and anticipates later texts on the latter. In this volume within T&T Clark's International Theological Commentary Series Christopher Seitz starts from a foundation of historical-critical methodology to provide an account of Joel's place and purpose within the book of the Twelve prophets as a whole. Seitz examines the theology and background of Joel, and shows how Joel's theological function can provide a major hermeneutical key to the interpretation of the wider collection, and teases out the precise character of that role.

Macht Dienst Demut

Author: Reinhard Feldmeier
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161521959
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English summary: Contradictory to a theologically undifferentiated comparison between power, which is seen as negative, and powerlessness, which is interpreted as positive, Reinhard Feldmeier shows that power is always the issue in the New Testament, from Jesus' proclamation of the kingdom of God to the Pauline designation of the gospel as the power of God and the reference to the Almighty God in the Revelation of John. In doing so, he distinguishes between the concepts of power: The power which the devil offers Jesus at the beginning has a different quality than the power which God grants to the Risen One in heaven and on earth. In view of the understanding of God's power, the author explains how this is a force which empowers others. In addition, he draws ethical conclusions in view of the way human beings deal with power in the community of believers as well as in the state. German description: Im Widerspruch zu einer theologisch undifferenzierten Gegenuberstellung von negativ verstandener Macht und positiv gedeuteter Ohnmacht zeigt Reinhard Feldmeier, dass es in der Botschaft des Neuen Testaments immer um Macht geht: Von der Reich-Gottes Verkundigung Jesu uber die paulinische Bestimmung des Evangeliums als Macht Gottes und die Erhohung Christi zur Rechten Gottes bis zum Allmachtigen in der Johannesoffenbarung. Allerdings wird dabei durchweg im Machtbegriff differenziert: Die Herrschaft uber die Konigreiche der Erde, die der Teufel am Anfang Jesus anbietet, ist eine qualitativ andere Macht als die dem Auferstandenen von Gott verliehene Macht im Himmel und auf Erden; die sieben Siegel der Johannesoffenbarung vermag nicht von ungefahr nur das geschlachtete Lamm zu offnen. Vor dem Hintergrund der Interaktion von Religion und Macht in der Antike fuhrt Reinhard Feldmeier diese Unterschiede zunachst im Blick auf die Macht Gottes aus. Dann zieht er aus dem Verstandnis der Macht Gottes als einer das Gegenuber ermachtigenden Kraft die ethischen Konsequenzen fur den menschlichen Umgang mit Macht, sowohl in der Gemeinschaft der Glaubenden wie im Staat. Schliesslich vertieft er diesen Gedanken dann noch einmal gezielt im Blick auf die Demut als eine Christus entsprechende Haltung und bricht damit eine Lanze fur diese heute eher verdachtige Tugend.