By Sandra L. Gravett;Karla G. Bohmbach;F. V. Greifenhagen;Donald C. Polaski
This pedagogically astute creation to the Hebrew Bible is designed in particular for undergraduates. It starts with the main uncomplicated 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 concentrating on the basic query of the canon--Who are we?--it first provides a lot awareness to the problem of identification. Then it explores how the traditional Israelites prepared themselves when it comes to strength and country, and eventually, delineates the bigger questions of God and beliefs in the canon. the result's a stream of issues that's in accordance with different stories of historic literature and tradition, with no ignoring the spiritual functionality of the Hebrew Bible. via paintings, images, literature, and pop culture, this article vibrantly offers the options of the Hebrew Bible, and gives a significant other site with checks and different pedagogical aids for academics.
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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.
E. It comes from a Semitic word meaning “reddish purple” and seems to refer to a valuable dye produced in the area from a certain type of seashell. E. in the form Palaestina. After World War I the British revived this nomenclature, which continues to the present, naming the political entity Palestine. ” Appearing in the Hebrew Bible, it 010 Gravett Ch1 (1-40) 18 9/25/08 12:30 PM Page 18 AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HEBREW BIBLE names both the family descended from Jacob—renamed Israel in Gen 32:28—and the territory they inhabited.
Nor does it call forth comparisons to a sea. Further, however modest its dimensions in the past, in recent decades it has shrunk even further. Competition over the rights to its waters—chiefly involving Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and Palestine—has led to its marked depletion. At many times now scarcely a trickle flows in Jordan’s riverbed south of the Sea of Galilee. 010 Gravett Ch1 (1-40) 14 9/25/08 12:28 PM Page 14 AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HEBREW BIBLE Fig. 14: The Terrain Surrounding the Dead Sea The Dead Sea in the distance is bracketed by barren hills.
An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: A Thematic Approach by Sandra L. Gravett;Karla G. Bohmbach;F. V. Greifenhagen;Donald C. Polaski