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Water for a Thirsty Land : Israelite Literature and Religion - Hermann Gunkel

Water for a Thirsty Land

Israelite Literature and Religion

Paperback Published: 1st October 2001
ISBN: 9780800634384
Number Of Pages: 176

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Explores form, tradition, and theology The chapters in this volume provide the general reader an opportunity to learn from one of the greatest biblical scholars of the twentieth century. Beginning with the most general and moving to focused topics, this work provides a rationale for continuing to engage the Old Testament in the modern world. Combining his research strengths in the literary history of Israel, form criticism, tradition history, and the history of religion, this volume covers narrative, prophecy, and the Psalms. Rather than artifacts of a former generation, these essays are as fresh as ever in their perspective. To make it more helpful for students, each essay has been expanded with additional notes and bibliography to show where the discussion has continued since Gunkel. This work will provide an excellent supplementary textbook for courses in the Old Testament or Bible.

Editor's Foreword
Why Engage the Old Testament?p. 1
Israelite Literary Historyp. 31
The Jacob Traditionsp. 42
The Hagar Traditionsp. 68
The Prophets: Oral and Writtenp. 85
The Religion of the Psalmsp. 134
Bibliographyp. 168
Index of Modern Authorsp. 172
Index of Ancient Sourcesp. 175
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ISBN: 9780800634384
ISBN-10: 0800634381
Series: Fortress Classics in Biblical Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st October 2001
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32