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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Books by Marc Zvi Brettler. Although the book claims at the outset not to cover the entire Hebrew Bible, the overwhelming majority of the biblical books are treated to some degree only Numbers, most of the Twelve Minor Prophets and Lamentations are missing. Account Options Sign in.
Gabrielle rated it really liked it Sep 30, The mixing of these sources raed intertwining them preserved a variety of sources and perspectives.
Pamela ghe it liked it Jan 10, Choose your country or region Close. Using the “historical-critical method” long popular in academia, he guides us in reading the Bible as it was read in the biblical period, independent of later religious norms and interpretive traditions. Brettler believes that these quotes are fake, these books never existed, and these pseudo-quotes were invented to give Chronicles an aura of historicity.
F Moore called attention to the second-century Christian scholar Tatian, who composed the Diatessaron. Although the emphasis of How to Read the Jewish Bible is on showing contemporary Jews, as well as Christians, how they can relate to bibpe Bible in a gible meaningful way, readers at any level of religious faith can benefit greatly from this comprehensive but remarkably clear guide to interpreting the Jewish Bible. Goodreads shows similar titles by T, which I plan to look at.
Reading the Bible as a Committed Jew. Jack Townsend rated it it was amazing Nov 09, Thus, for example, one does not find a full discussion bibe source critical analysis of each biblical book as one normally encounters in an introductory textbook.
Dwight Welch rated it liked it Jun 09, To be sure, there are numerous elements in the presentation that are directed toward a Jewish audience. Carefully footnoted, with a twenty-one-page bibliography of sources cited, it is neverthele Professor Brettler provides an excellent introduction to the Tanakh or Hebrew Bible using the historical-critical 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.
In order to appreciate the Hebrew Bible both as its authors intended and as would an ancient Israelite, one must be able btettler decipher its culturally-bound ideas and institutions.
Andrew Battista rated it it was amazing Mar 26, And bibls 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.
Probably the earlier documents had a certain prestige and authority in ancient Israel, and could not simply be discarded.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. More than one hundred years ago, the great American scholar G. 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.
Genesis 13 as Myth. This book works well bibls either the brettlef lay reader bigle as an undergraduate textbook with much to offer the scholar as well. Literary Revision in Deuteronomy and the Holiness Zuchra Pipin rated it really liked it Dec 08, 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.
Carefully footnoted, with a twenty-one-page bibliography of sources cited, it is nevertheless, clearly written and easily read by bretler readers. I’m on board with the Historical piece try to read it like a member of the intended audience but far less interested in the source criticism, simply because I’m interested in the Biblical text we have in our hands.
Gary Goldwater rated it it was ok Aug bbile, Esther- The Creation of the Bible-Afterword: Jacob Schonberg rated it it was amazing Mar 11, The current work represents a fine addition to the growing number of introductions to the Hebrew Bible. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Yet another brettoer to the Hebrew Bible. He guides us in reading the Bible as it was read in the biblical period, independent of later religious norms and interpretive traditions.
Brettler is primarily interested in providing his reader with a guide to understanding the Hebrew Bible in its original historical and cultural context. The bottom line regarding this book is that almost any reader will know much more about the Hebrew Bible after reading it. Contents 1 Reading as a Jew and as a Scholar. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Brettler surveys representative biblical texts from different genres to illustrate how modern scholars have taught us to “read” these texts.
I liked one of the hypotheses given in this book. 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. Guilt by Association Geoffrey S. The Sources of Genesis.
As an introduction to the Hebrew Bible, this work is exceptional in its method and lucid in its presentation.
He says that understanding the books from this point of view can easily fit into one’s religious practice rather than “disprove” it. This is primarily because Brettler never outlines what he means by this rubric.
Brettler surveys representative biblical texts from different genres to illustrate how modern can read these texts.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The vast majority of these quotes are in Chronicles, which is a nationalistic rewrite of Kings, as we would Yet another introduction to the Hebrew Bible.
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. Second, this book is written for a lay audience, either for a general reader or college student.