Getting the Old Testament: What It Meant to Them, What It Means for Us - eBook  -     By: Steven L. Bridge
Buy Item InStock14.40$14.40 Retail: $24.00 Save 40% ($9.60) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

Getting the Old Testament: What It Meant to Them, What It Means for Us - eBook

Baker Academic / 2009 / ePub

$14.40 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $24.00
|
Save 40% ($9.60)
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW20310EB

* This product is available for purchase worldwide.

Have questions about eBooks? Check out our eBook FAQs.

  • Other Formats (2)
  • Others Also Purchased (15)
Other Formats (2)
Description
Availability
Price
Add
Include
  1. In Stock
    $14.40
    Retail: $24.00
    Add To Cart
    0
    $14.40
  2. Expected to ship on or about 08/23/16.
    $27.00
    Add To Cart
    $27.00
Others Also Purchased (15)
Description
Availability
Price
Add
Include
  1. In Stock
    $16.50
    Retail: $30.00
    Add To Cart
    0
    $16.50
  2. In Stock
    $14.99
    Add To Cart
    0
    $14.99
  3. In Stock
    $19.99
    Add To Cart
    0
    $19.99

Product Description

As readers of texts written in antiquity we frequently find ourselves in the position of one who overhears a conversation without the benefit of its context. The likelihood of humorous (or tragic) misunderstanding is palpable. In Getting the Old Testament: What It Meant to Them, What It Means for Us, Steve Bridge examines a number of important texts and genres found in the Old Testament. By bringing what is known of their original historical and literary context to light, he clearly demonstrates how important it is to know the cultural background of those to whom a text was originally addressed. Bridge helps us as modern readers to grasp the intended significance of these ancient texts. Using modern illustrations from Bart Simpson to fortune cookies, and discussing texts from Genesis to Jonah to Ecclesiastes, Bridge succeeds in making difficult texts come alive for the reader as applying practically to modern life. Each chapter begins with a story, event, or illustration that draws the reader into the point which Bridge wishes to make with regard to the clearest understanding of a particular text or given group of texts. The most poignant of these illustrations is found at the beginning of his chapter on the book of Job, in which he starts with the story of Lou Gehrig and the disease that took his life, ALS (known more commonly as Lou Gehrig's Disease) and which ends with his own father's death from ALS. An annotated list of suggested readings as well as subject and scripture indexes make this a practical book for college classes.

Product Information

Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Baker Academic
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 9781441232779
ISBN-13: 9781441232779
Availability: In Stock

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. An Historical Survey of the Old Testament - eBookeBOOK
    An Historical Survey of the Old Testament - eBook
    Eugene H. Merrill
    Baker Academic / 1992 / ePub
    $16.50 Retail: $30.00 Save 45% ($13.50)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW73946EB
  2. An Introduction to the Old Testament: Sacred Texts and Imperial Contexts of the Hebrew Bible - eBookeBOOK
    An Introduction to the Old Testament: Sacred Texts and Imperial Contexts of the Hebrew Bible - eBook
    David M. Carr
    Wiley-Blackwell / 2011 / ePub
    $35.99
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW22461EB
  3. Exploring the Old Testament, Volume 4: A Guide to the Prophets - eBookeBOOK
    Exploring the Old Testament, Volume 4: A Guide to the Prophets - eBook
    J. Gordon McConville
    IVP Academic / 2014 / ePub
    $14.99 Retail: $24.99 Save 40% ($10.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW76848EB
  4. Goodly Fellowship of the Prophets, The: The Achievement of Association in Canon Formation - eBookeBOOK
    Goodly Fellowship of the Prophets, The: The Achievement of Association in Canon Formation - eBook
    Christopher R. Seitz
    Baker Academic / 2009 / ePub
    $10.12 Retail: $20.00 Save 49% ($9.88)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW12554EB

Related Products

  1. Unlocking the Bible Story: Old Testament Volume 1 - eBookeBOOK
    Unlocking the Bible Story: Old Testament Volume 1 - eBook
    Colin S. Smith
    Moody Publishers / 2002 / ePub
    $9.69 Retail: $14.99 Save 35% ($5.30)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW13101EB
  2. A Quick Introduction to the Old Testament: A Zondervan Digital Short - eBookeBOOK
    A Quick Introduction to the Old Testament: A Zondervan Digital Short - eBook
    Zondervan
    Zondervan / 2012 / ePub
    $1.99
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW27598EB
  3. The Essence of the Old Testament - eBookeBOOK
    The Essence of the Old Testament - eBook
    Edited by Ed Hindson & Gary Yates
    B&H Books / 2012 / ePub
    $29.99
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW32405EB
  4. Encountering the Old Testament (Encountering Biblical Studies): A Christian Survey - eBookeBOOK
    Encountering the Old Testament (Encountering Biblical Studies): A Christian Survey - eBook
    Bill T. Arnold, Bryan E. Beyer
    Baker Academic / 2015 / ePub
    $27.49 Retail: $49.99 Save 45% ($22.50)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW79427EB

Publisher's Description

As readers of texts written in antiquity we frequently find ourselves in the position of one who overhears a conversation without the benefit of its context. The likelihood of humorous (or tragic) misunderstanding is palpable. In Getting the Old Testament: What It Meant to Them, What It Means for Us, Steve Bridge examines a number of important texts and genres found in the Old Testament. By bringing what is known of their original historical and literary context to light, he clearly demonstrates how important it is to know the cultural background of those to whom a text was originally addressed. Bridge helps us as modern readers to grasp the intended significance of these ancient texts.

Using modern illustrations from Bart Simpson to fortune cookies, and discussing texts from Genesis to Jonah to Ecclesiastes, Bridge succeeds in making difficult texts come alive for the reader as applying practically to modern life. Each chapter begins with a story, event, or illustration that draws the reader into the point which Bridge wishes to make with regard to the clearest understanding of a particular text or given group of texts. The most poignant of these illustrations is found at the beginning of his chapter on the book of Job, in which he starts with the story of Lou Gehrig and the disease that took his life, ALS (known more commonly as Lou Gehrig's Disease) and which ends with his own father's death from ALS.

An annotated list of suggested readings as well as subject and scripture indexes make this a practical book for college classes.

Author Bio

Steven L. Bridge (PhD, Marquette University) is professor of theology and chair of the department at Saint Joseph's College of Maine. He has taught biblical studies at parishes, high schools, colleges, and universities throughout the United States for over a decade and is the author of Getting the Gospels.

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search