Understanding the old testament interweaves historical study literary criticism and theological reflection by viewing the history of ancient israel as a story from its crucial beginnings at the time of the exodus to the flowering of its literature in the late period of biblical judaism the so called maccabean period. Introduction the old testament as the story of a people i the creation of a people 1 the beginnings of israel 2 liberation from bondage 3 covenant in the wilderness 4 the promised land 5 the formation of an all israelite epic 6 the struggle between faith and culture ii israel becomes like the nations 7 the throne of david 8 . Understanding the old testament 5th edition by bernhard anderson author steven bishop author judith newman author 0 more 43 out of 5 stars 52 ratings. Abebookscom understanding the old testament 5th edition 9780130923806 by anderson bernhard w bishop steven newman judith and a great selection of similar new used and collectible books available now at great prices. Andersons understanding the old testament is unparalleled for its clear and engaging prose that introduces the history literature and belief system of ancient israel features of this edition include sections on law sacrifice israelite worship and settlement theories a treatment of hellenistic judaism and the apocrypha
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