Preaching Old Testament: Proclamation & Narrative in the Hebrew Bible   -     By: John Holbert
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Preaching Old Testament: Proclamation & Narrative in the Hebrew Bible

Abingdon Press / 1991 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 1991
Dimensions: 5.5 X 8.5 X .25 (inches)
ISBN: 0687338700
ISBN-13: 9780687338702

Publisher's Description

Preaching Old Testament meets the need for more direction in how to preach from the Hebrew Bible.  You will learn particularly helpful techniques for preaching the narrative portions of the Bible and why preaching from the Old Testament is theologically important.

After exploring theological reasons for preaching in the narrative mode, Holbert introduces a narrative homiletics and discusses its definition, problems, and possibilities.  He then introduces some of the methods and techniques of a literary analysis of the narrative portions of the Hebrew Bible, which includes such elements as plot, actions and speech, contrasting characters, and point of view.

Two sample narrative sermons with brief comments inside the bodies of the sermons and extensive comments at the ends of the sermons illustrate how the pastor can read and interpret the Old Testament story.

Author Bio

John Holbert is the Lois Craddock Perkins Professor of Homiletics at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. He is a member of the Academy of Homiletics.

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