OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

How to Read the Bible: History, Prophecy, Literature - Why Modern Readers Need to Know the Difference and What it Means for Faith Today

ISBN : 9780195383300

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¥2,607
著者: 
Steven L. McKenzie
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224 ページ
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Paperback
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154 x 234 mm
刊行日
2009年04月
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More people read the Bible than any other book and, as Steven McKenzie shows in this provocative volume, most of us misread it. McKenzie argues that to comprehend the Bible we must grasp the intentions of the biblical authors themselves-what sort of texts they thought they were writing and how they would have been understood by their contemporaries. McKenzie examines several genres that are typically misunderstood, offering careful readings of specific texts to show how the confusion arises, and how knowing the genre produces a correct reading. The book of Jonah, for example, offers many clues that it is meant as a humorous satire, not a straight-faced historical account of a man who was swallowed by a fish. Likewise, the very names "Adam" (man) and "Eve" (life) tell us that these are not historical characters, but figures who symbolize human origins. For anyone who takes reading the Bible seriously and who wants to get it right, this book will be enlightening.

目次: 

Introduction
JONAH AND GENRE
Chapter One
NOT EXACTLY AS IT HAPPENED
Historiography in the Bible
Chapter Two
FORTHTELLING, NOT FORETELLING
Biblical Prophecy
Chapter Three
LIFE'S REAL QUESTIONS
Wisdom Literature in the Bible
Chapter Four
NOT THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT
Apocalyptic Literature in the Bible
Chapter Five
ISSUES IN THE CHURCHES
The Letters of the New Testament
Notes
Bibliography
Index

著者について: 

Steven McKenzie is Professor of Hebrew Bible at Rhodes College, in Memphis, Tennessee.

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