Master Bible scholar and teacher Marc Brettler argues that today’s he guides us in reading the Bible as it was read in the biblical period. Master Bible scholar and teacher Marc Brettler argues that today’s contemporary readers can only understand the ancient Hebrew Scripture by knowing more. How to Read the Bible has 62 ratings and 5 reviews. Benjamin said: This is actually my third time through the book. I use it as a textbook for my Bible c.
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Unlike other introductory texts, the Bible that this book speaks about is the Jewish one — with the three-part TaNaKH arrangement, the sequence of books found in modern printed Hebrew editions, and the chapter and verse enumerations used in most modern Jewish versions of the Bible.
Gabrielle rated it really liked it Sep 30, Refresh and try again. This book is highly recommended for both of these potential readers, though I am afraid it might not find much of an audience in the second group.
Although the emphasis of How to Read the Jewish Bible is on showing contemporary Jews, as well as Christians, how they can relate to the Bible in a more meaningful way, readers at any level of religious faith can benefit greatly from this comprehensive but remarkably clear guide to interpreting the Jewish Bible. Brsttler About How to Read the B Selected pages Title Page.
The Sources of Genesis. Esther- The Creation of the Bible-Afterword: It provided great overviews of most Hebrew Biblical books which gave me a good background to then go ahead and read the Biblical text.
How to Read the Jewish Bible
I’m always looking for a better book and once used a book by one of Brettler’s students The Bible’s Many Voicesbut I end up back with this book. Endnotes are kept to a minimum and a bibliography of English works cited and subject index are included. Let us look at one such example—the two creation stories in Genesiswhich are treated in Chapter 6. Choose your country or region Close.
And so Brettler unpacks the literary conventions, ideological assumptions, and historical conditions that inform the biblical text and demonstrates how modern critical scholarship and archaeological discoveries shed light on this fascinating and complex literature.
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How to Read the Bible
Reading Job- “Drink Deep of Love! Goodreads shows similar titles by Brettler, which I plan to look at. Academic Skip to main content.
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brsttler Preston M Neal rated it it was amazing Jun 06, The Hiddenness of God Michael C. May 25, Ryan rated it really liked it Shelves: The current work represents a fine addition to the growing number of introductions to the Hebrew Bible.
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Probably the earlier documents had a certain prestige and authority in ancient Israel, and could fhe simply be discarded. We should see it rather as a great collection of stories by a people trying fead explain their world, and create order and a just society out of the chaos of the reav world.
Brettler is primarily interested in providing his reader with a guide to understanding the Hebrew Bible in its original historical and cultural context. About Marc Zvi Brettler. Guilt by Association Geoffrey S. Reading Proverbs and Ecclesiastes.
This is actually my third time through the book. Paul Richardson rated it really liked it Dec 25, Miki rated it it was ok Mar 10, David rated it really liked it Jan 03, Quotes from How to Read the B Dwight Welch rated it liked it Jun 09, Professor Brettler provides an excellent introduction to the Tanakh or Hebrew Bible using the biblle method, that essays to put what is recorded in the context of its time, audience, and purpose, while teasing apart the various strands and authors from different times and with different points of view that later editors had merged into the text that has come down to us in the past millennium.
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Jewish Publication Society Amazon. Master Bible scholar and teacher Marc Brettler argues that today’s contemporary readers can only understand the ancient Hebrew Scripture by knowing more about tne culture that produced it. The mixing of these sources by intertwining them preserved a variety of sources and perspectives.
As an introduction to the Hebrew Bible, this work is exceptional in its method and lucid in its presentation. After identifying the correct context and genre for GenesisBrettler proceeds to decipher its meaning by careful analysis of the literary structure, poetic elements, vocabulary, and the divergent presentations of humans and God in Gen