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Studying the Bible: The Tanakh and Early Christian Writings

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Gregory Eiselein, Kansas State University

Anna Goins, Kansas State University

Naomi J. Wood, Kansas State University

Copyright Year: 2019

ISBN 13: 9781944548247

Publisher: New Prairie Press

Language: English

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Reviewed by David Jackson, Visiting Professor, Emory and Henry College on 4/22/21

I teach a class called Introduction to the Bible that is basically a survey class for first and second year students. I was pleased in reading this text, Studying the Bible, to see how similarly the format matched how I present my class. Rather... read more

Reviewed by Susannah Larry, Assistant Professor, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary on 3/23/21

This is a solid introductory textbook for undergraduates. As a biblical scholar myself, there are many places where I want the authors to linger and expand on the ideas they present, but the relative brevity allows them to touch on all areas of... read more

Reviewed by Brian Doyle, Professor of Theology, Marymount University on 3/22/21

It covers both testaments and each book of each testament. Quite comprehensive read more

Reviewed by Alan Overstreet, Professor of Christian Education/Ministry, Anderson University on 1/22/21

This text addresses each of the sections of the Hebrew Bible, the Christian New Testament, and what Protestants refer to as the Apocrypha. An introductory section acquaints readers with issues related to textual research, transmission, and... read more

Table of Contents

Section I Introduction

  • Chapter One The Bible and Literature
  • Chapter Two The Composition, Editing, and Transmission of the Bible

Section II The Hebrew Bible

  • Chapter Three The Torah
  • Chapter Four The Former Prophets
  • Chapter Five The Latter Prophets
  • Chapter Six The Writings
  • Chapter Seven Apocalypse
  • Chapter Eight The Apocrypha and Post-Exilic Literature

Section III The Early Christian Writings

  • Chapter Nine The Gospels
  • Chapter Ten The Acts of the Apostles
  • Chapter Eleven The Pauline Letters
  • Chapter Twelve The General Letters

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  • About the Book

    Studying the Bible: The Tanakh and Early Christian Writings is a university-level, textbook introduction to the study of the Bible, its literary forms, and historical and cultural contexts. This textbook is a companion to the Bible courses taught in the English Department at Kansas State University, in particular ENGL 470 The Bible, though it is available for use in other courses and contexts. This textbook examines the Hebrew Bible (also known as the Tanakh) and the early Christian writings of the New Testament. It is an introduction to the analysis of biblical texts, their histories, and their interpretations. The emphasis throughout this textbook is on the literary qualities of these biblical texts as well as their cultural and historical contexts.

    About the Contributors

    Authors

    Gregory Eiselein, Kansas State University

    Anna Goins, Kansas State University

    Naomi J. Wood, Kansas State University