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ISBN-10 0205925731ISBN-13 9780205925735
ISBN-10 0205909213ISBN-13 9780205909216
Author(s): Mark Roncace; Joseph Weaver
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 264

Present a genuinely diverse collection of short essays on specific Old Testament texts.

The exciting first edition of Global Perspectives on the Old Testament, by Mark Roncace and Joseph Weaver, is a diverse collection of writings emanating from a variety of geographic, social, cultural, political, economic, and religious locations. The book features 28 sets of essays on a specific Old Testament text. This design creates a focused, dynamic “conversation” of perspectives. Readers will become more self-aware of their own context as they explore the Bible with a variety of other interpreters from around the world.

In addition to compiling fresh interpretations of biblical texts, the editors emphasize the fact that these perspectives are only a small part of the conversation, and they encourage readers to continue that conversation by developing and articulating their own views.

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Engage successfully a variety of perspectives on the Old Testament

  • Understand the contextual nature of biblical interpretation

  • Recognize factors that shape their own reading of the biblical literature

  • Assess and analyze different interpretations of the Old Testament