The Book of Judges

Author: Barry G. Webb
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802826288
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The book discusses not only unique features of the stories themselves but also such issues as the violent nature of Judges, how women are portrayed in it, and how it relates to the Christian gospel of the New Testament. --from publisher description.

The Book of Ruth

Author: Robert L. Hubbard
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802825261
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the Old Testament we read God s word as it was spoken to his people Israel. Today, thousands of years later, we hear in these thirty-nine books his inspired and authoritative message for us. These twin convictions, shared by all of the contributors to The New International Commentary on the Old Testament, define the goal of this ambitious series of commentaries. For those many modern readers who find the Old Testament to be strange and foreign soil, the NICOT series serves as an authoritative guide bridging the cultural gap between today s world and the world of ancient Israel. Each NICOT volume aims to help us hear God s word as clearly as possible. Scholars, pastors, and serious Bible students will welcome the fresh light that this commentary series casts on ancient yet familiar biblical texts. The contributors apply their proven scholarly expertise and wide experience as teachers to illumine our understanding of the Old Testament. As gifted writers, they present the results of the best recent research in an interesting manner. Each commentary opens with an introduction to the biblical book, looking especially at questions concerning its background, authorship, date, purpose, structure, and theology. A select bibliography also points readers to resources for their own study. The author s own translation from the original Hebrew forms the basis of the commentary proper. Verse-by-verse comments nicely balance in-depth discussions of technical matters textual criticism, critical problems, and so on with exposition of the biblical writer s theology and its implications for the life of faith today.

Judges and Ruth Teach the Text Commentary Series

Author: Kenneth C. Way
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493405357
Format: PDF, ePub
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Focused Biblical Scholarship to Teach the Text The Teach the Text Commentary Series utilizes the best of biblical scholarship to provide the information a pastor needs to communicate the text effectively. The carefully selected preaching units and focused commentary allow pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage and sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text. The newest Old Testament release in this innovative commentary series is Kenneth C. Way's treatment of Judges and Ruth.

The Books of History

Author: James E. Smith
Publisher: College Press
ISBN: 9780899004242
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The history books of the Old Testament record the relationship between God and His chosen nation. This relationship often swung back and forth from good to bad. The Books of History close with the Jews returning to Jerusalem to rebuild their city and temple after having been deported to Babylon.

The IVP Bible Background Commentary Old Testament

Author: John H. Walton
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830814190
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Edited by John H. Walton, Victor H. Matthews and Mark Chavalas, this unique commentary joins the IVPBBC: New Testament in giving historical, social and cultural background for each Old Testament passage from Genesis to Malachi.

Judges and Saviors Deborah and Samson

Author: Hillel I. Millgram
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0761869905
Format: PDF
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The book is an in-depth, reader friendly analysis of the Book of Judges, one of the most dramatic books of the Bible. This study argues that the Book of Judges has a single focused message: that it is the values held by a people and not its politics that determine its fate.

Feminist Expositions of the Old Testament in Africa Tanzania in the Context of the Office Held by Deborah in Judges 4 and 5

Author: Hoyce Lyimo-Mbowe
Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
ISBN: 3832537090
Format: PDF, Docs
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Both women and men were leaders since ancient times; however, few female leaders are reported. Deborah is one of the powerful female leaders during the ancient Israel. This work explored the feminist expositions of the Old Testament in Africa, with focus on the context of the offices held by Deborah as narrated in the book of Judges Chapter 4 and 5. The exegetical part shed light onto the role played by the female leaders among the Israelites. The feminist paradigms in Judges 4 and 5 demonstrate how female characters in these chapters construct a way to disagree with what seems to oppress women and deny their leadership capability. The findings of this study determine that gender should not be perceived as having an effect on leadership in general.

The Old Testament Historical Books

Author: Israel P. Loken
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1606472380
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provides a discussion of introductory matters such as authorship, date, historical background, purpose, structure, and outline of the historical books of the Old Testament

Rereading the Biblical Text

Author: Claude F. Mariottini
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630870358
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Rereading the Biblical Text: Searching for Meaning and Understanding deals with problems scholars face in translating Hebrew words and sentences into contemporary English. Modern readers have many choices when selecting a translation of the Bible for personal use. Translators seek to convey to today's readers the message the biblical writers tried to communicate to their original readers. At times, however, what the original authors tried to convey to their audience was not clear. Claude Mariottini has selected several difficult passages from the Old Testament and compared how different translations have dealt with these difficult texts. Pastors, seminary students, and serious students of the Bible will be challenged to reread the biblical text and understand the message of the biblical writers in a new perspective.

An Old Testament Theology

Author: Bruce K. Waltke
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310863325
Format: PDF
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The Old Testament is more than a religious history of the nation of Israel. It is more than a portrait gallery of heroes of the faith. It is even more than a theological and prophetic backdrop to the New Testament. Beyond these, the Old Testament is inspired revelation of the very nature, character, and works of God. As renowned Old Testament scholar Bruce Waltke writes in the preface of this book, the Old Testament’s every sentence is “fraught with theology, worthy of reflection.” This book is the result of decades of reflection informed by an extensive knowledge of the Hebrew language, the best of critical scholarship, a deep understanding of both the content and spirit of the Old Testament, and a thoroughly evangelical conviction. Taking a narrative, chronological approach to the text, Waltke employs rhetorical criticism to illuminate the theologies of the biblical narrators. Through careful study, he shows that the unifying theme of the Old Testament is the “breaking in of the kingdom of God.” This theme helps the reader better understand not only the Old Testament, but also the New Testament, the continuity of the entire Bible, and ultimately, God himself.