An Introduction to the Bible
by Robert Kugler & Patrick Hartin
$50.00 Hardcover
563 pages; 8" x 10"
Over 100 photos & maps
ISBN 978-0-8028-4636-5
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Contents

  • List of Mapsvii
  • List of Abbreviationsviii
  • Glossary of Terms x
  • 1. General Introduction 1

Introduction to the Old Testament

Theme 1. Framework for Reading the Old Testament
  • 2. What Is the Old Testament? 7
  • 3. The World of the Old Testament18
  • 4. Interpreting the Old Testament35
Theme 2. The Pentateuch
  • 5. Introduction to the Pentateuch45
  • 6. Genesis 111 51
  • 7. Genesis 1250 58
  • 8. Exodus 68
  • 9. Leviticus80
  • 10. Numbers 90
  • 11. Deuteronomy 101
Theme 3. The Historical Books
  • 12. Introduction to the Historical Books113
  • 13. Joshua118
  • 14. Judges127
  • 15. Ruth136
  • 16. 1 and 2 Samuel 143
  • 17. 1 and 2 Kings154
  • 18. The Chronicler's History: 1 and 2 Chronicles and Ezra-Nehemiah 167
  • 19. Esther177
Theme 4. The Writings
  • 20. Introduction to the Wisdom Books 187
  • 21. Job189
  • 22. Psalms 197
  • 23. Proverbs205
  • 24. Ecclesiastes212
  • 25. Song of Songs219
Theme 5. The Prophets
  • 26. Introduction to the Prophets227
  • 27. Isaiah231
  • 28. Jeremiah 241
  • 29. Lamentations 250
  • 30. Ezekiel255
  • 31. Daniel263
  • 32. Hosea 272
  • 33. Joel278
  • 34. Amos 282
  • 35. Obadiah 287
  • 36. Jonah289
  • 37. Micah 293
  • 38. Nahum 298
  • 39. Habakkuk 301
  • 40. Zephaniah 304
  • 41. Haggai 307
  • 42. Zechariah 311
  • 43. Malachi 315
  • 44. Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha; and Other Early Jewish Writings: Forming the Canon of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible 319

Introduction to the New Testament

Theme 1. Framework for Reading the New Testament
  • 45. Content and Origin of the New Testament Writings 329
  • 46. Political, Social, and Religious Context of the New Testament World 337
  • 47. Interpreting the New Testament 349
Theme 2. The Synoptic Gospels
  • 48. What Is a Gospel? 361
  • 49. The Gospel of Mark366
  • 50. The Gospel of Matthew: Jesus, The Teacher 380
  • 51. Luke-Acts (1): The Gospel of Luke: Jesus: The Savior of the World392
  • 52. Luke-Acts (2): The Acts of the Apostles: The Apostles Continue Jesus' Mission 403
Theme 3. The Letters of Paul
  • 53. Paul: Apostle to the Nations417
  • 54. 1 Thessalonians: Paul's Correspondence with a Young Church 426
  • 55. 1 and 2 Corinthians: Challenges Facing a Young Church 432
  • 56. Philippians and Philemon: Two Letters of Friendship from Prison 446
  • 57. Galatians and Romans: Paul's Gospel 454
  • 58. Deutero-Pauline Letters, Pastoral Letters, Hebrews: Paul's Heritage463
Theme 4. The Johannine Tradition
  • 59. The Gospel of John: Jesus the Son of God483
  • 60. The Letters of John495
Theme 5. General Letters and Revelation
  • 61. The General Letters 501
  • 62. The Book of Revelation 512
  • 63. The Canon of the New Testament 523
  • 64. Quest for the Historical Jesus532
  • Index 535

Maps

  • The Land of Israel28
  • The Fertile Crescent29
  • Alexander's Empire30
  • The Route of the Exodus 70
  • The 12 Judges and Their Victories 134
  • The Extent of David's Kingdom according to the Samuel Books147
  • Assyria and Babylonia247
  • The Roman Empire in the 1st Century c.e. 338
  • Palestine in the 1st Century c.e. 368
  • Paul's First Journey 408
  • Paul's Second Journey409
  • Paul's Third Journey410
  • Paul's Journey to Rome411
  • The Two Galatias 455