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Publication Date: 2010
Working knowledge of the Torah is essential for every serious student of the Scriptures. Written in an engaging and accessible voice, even while digging into difficult and complicated matters at a sophisticated level, The Torah Story emphasizes the content of the text itself, moving beyond debating dates and theories of authorship into understanding how these five key books of the Bible help us understand the story of salvation. Providing flexible options for further study, each chapter includes the following: Tips and tools for getting started Questions that focus on key issues Key terms to look for Outlines and summaries of the material An interactive workshop designed for students, individuals, or study groups Challenge questions drawn from the chapter and biblical text Advanced questions for those who want deeper exploration of biblical contexts, language, and exegetical or theological issues Research project suggestions Discussion activities using films to engage the biblical narrative (selected chapters) A refreshingly new approach to the Torahneither an introduction nor a commentaryThe Torah Story provides a model of how to read Scripture intertextually. It leaves no doubt as to the overarching unity of the message and composition of the Pentateuch.
Gary Edward Schnittjer (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is professor of Old Testament at the School of Divinity, Cairn University in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.
Mike Coburn5 Stars Out Of 5This is an excellent general overview of the TorahNovember 18, 2010Mike CoburnQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I highly recommend this book to any biblical student. This book provides an unparalleled look at the macro-structure of the Pentateuch as both individual books and as a canonically connected whole. I never saw so many important connections! The emphasis on the understanding of the original audience and the highlighting of difficult passages was also very helpful. I had the privilege of studying under the author of this book and can all the more highly recommend this book because of his personal character.
Gregory Richardson4 Stars Out Of 5January 21, 2010Gregory RichardsonNot an easy read, however, if you're willing to take your time and really let the material sink in, it's a really good book to read. The knowlege that can be gained is wonderful
Ieshaa Adams5 Stars Out Of 5November 6, 2008Ieshaa AdamsI love this book; very practical and a child would be able to understand it's teachings. Schnittjer really made this a practical reading so that we'll understand where we came from, where we are and why we practice and believe what we do. Thanks so much.
Scott Shields5 Stars Out Of 5November 30, 2007Scott ShieldsA really nice book full of charts and a beautiful layout. This is a great beginners book on the introdution to the Torah. It is written in fluid language that is not to technical yet remains a deep study into the Torah. Full of reasearch material and questions this book in my opinion is worth picking up. It has helped me understand some of the difficulties I have had in understanding the Torah