By Sandra L. Gravett;Karla G. Bohmbach;F. V. Greifenhagen;Donald C. Polaski
This pedagogically astute creation to the Hebrew Bible is designed particularly for undergraduates. It starts off with the main simple questions: from the place and whilst did the Hebrew Bible originate, how used to be it written, and the way did humans learn it? In targeting the basic query of the canon--Who are we?--it first offers a lot recognition to the difficulty of identification. Then it explores how the traditional Israelites prepared themselves by way of strength and nation, and eventually, delineates the bigger questions of God and beliefs in the canon. the result's a movement of subject matters that's in keeping with different experiences of historical literature and tradition, with out ignoring the spiritual functionality of the Hebrew Bible. via artwork, images, literature, and pop culture, this article vibrantly offers the ideas of the Hebrew Bible, and provides a better half site with checks and different pedagogical aids for lecturers.
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With a 25–30 percent salt content, this sea is the saltiest body of water on earth. only about ten feet (three meters) wide The Jordan River’s small dimensions often surprise those who view it for the first time. Most likely certain Christian hymns extolling its grandeur contribute to mistaken assumptions about its size. Consider, for instance, the lyrics from stanzas three and four of a hymn by Isaac Watts, “There Is a Land of Pure Delight”: Sweet fields beyond the swelling flood Stand dressed in living green: So to the Jews old Canaan stood, While Jordan rolled between.
As especially perilous for the Israelites. , were menacing territories the Israelites claimed for themselves. The Hebrew Bible insists that, given these threats, Israel needed a stronger, more centralized leadership to survive. The United Monarchy (ca. ) Considerable tension exists in the Hebrew Bible about adopting a monarchical form of government. E. Egypt experienced a wave of attacks from outsiders. Because they came from the sea, the Egyptians referred to them as Sea Peoples. Among the more than twenty groups who made up this collective of attackers were the Peleset, or Philistines.
Elsewhere he supposedly built a number of fortress cities, such as those at Megiddo, Hazor, and Gezer. All these accomplishments that the text asserts for Solomon have fostered his reputation as one of the wisest men who ever lived (see 1 Kgs 4:30–31). Choosing a National Capital When it came time to choose a capital for the newly constituted United States of America, strategizing similar to that attributed to David came into play. Rather than choosing an existing city located within a current state, the architects of the new nation decided instead to create a separate federal district governed by Congress.
An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: A Thematic Approach by Sandra L. Gravett;Karla G. Bohmbach;F. V. Greifenhagen;Donald C. Polaski