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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Hill and Michael J. In an afterword, the author discusses how the historical-critical method can help contemporary Jews relate to the Bible as a religious text in a more meaningful way. 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. As an introduction to the Hebrew Bible, this work is exceptional in its method and lucid in its presentation.
Hardcoverpages. Doron Veeder rated it really liked it Dec 21, Foremost, it is intended as an introduction to the historical-critical method of studying the Hebrew Bible.
How to Read the Bible by Marc Zvi Brettler
The present works represents another successful venture, while simultaneously offering a carefully crafted introductory textbook that will brettlet accessible to all readers. Understanding the Bible this way lets us appreciate it as an interesting text that speaks in multiple voices on profound issues. To be sure, there are numerous elements in teh presentation that are directed toward a Jewish audience.
Reading Job- “Drink Deep of Love! Theresa Barkasy rated it really liked it Jan 02, Jewish Publication Society Amazon. Reading Ruth vs Esther. We should see it rather as a great collection of stories by a people trying to explain their world, and create order and a just society out of the chaos of the ancient A very interested book.
Since there is no direct evidence going back to the redaction of the Torah, these issues may be explored only in a most tentative fashion, with plausible rather than definitive answers. Jacob Schonberg rated it it was amazing Mar 11, David rated it really liked it Jan 03, Open Preview See a Problem?
Brettler certainly knows his target audience well. Brettler is primarily interested in providing his reader with a guide to understanding the Hebrew Bible in its original historical and cultural context.
Jack Townsend rated it it was amazing Nov 09, Lawonna rated it it was amazing Jul 10, More than one hundred years ago, the great American scholar G.
How to Read the Jewish Bible
Genesis 13 as Myth. 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. Understanding the Bible this way lets us appreciate it as an interesting text that speaks in multiple voices on profound issues. Let us look at one such example—the two creation stories in Genesiswhich are treated in Chapter 6.
Th Bible scholar and teacher Marc Brettler argues that today’s contemporary readers can only understand the ancient Hebrew Scripture by knowing more about the culture that produced it.
Yet, it does contain the traditions that the redactor felt were important for bringing together a core group of Israel most likely during the Babylonian exile of B. And so Brettler unpacks the literary conventions, ideological assumptions, and historical conditions that inform Be the first to brttler a question about How to Read the Bible. 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.
Bibld other introductory texts, the Bible that this book speaks about is the Jewish one—with the three-part TANAKH arrangement, the sequence of books bibe in modern printed Hebrew editions, and the chapter and verse enumerations used in most modern Jewish versions of the Bible.
How to Read the Bible
Trivia About How to Read the B Academic Skip to main content. In delineating these three objectives, Brettler has outlined an ambitious task, which, as he notes, has no predecessors. Thus, for example, one does not find a full discussion of source critical analysis of each biblical book as one normally encounters in an introductory textbook. Endnotes are kept to a minimum and a bibliography of English works cited and subject index are included.
So it biblw me a year to read this because I followed along with my Sunday School course. Dec 24, Ushan rated it liked it. The Source of Genesis-Creation vs. Quotes from How to Read the B The Jewish Publication Society, The Sources of Genesis.
His main areas of research are religious metaphors and the Bible, biblical historical texts, and women and the Bible. Ehrman and Zlatko Plese.
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. Pamela rated it liked it Jan 10, Oxford Rewd Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Katie rated it liked it Aug 01, Account Options Sign in.
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