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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Brettler consciously does not attempt to write a comprehensive survey of all the issues involved in the critical study of the various books of the Hebrew Bible.
Doron Veeder rated it really liked it Dec 21, All of these elements, Brettler argues, were deliberately constructed in order to present a specific understanding of God, humanity, and the world. Reading the Bible as a Committed Jew. My library Help Advanced Book Search. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. 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.
Yet, such a reader must already possess a sympathetic attitude toward critical biblical studies.
How to Read the Bible
Index of Biblical Passages and Other References. Maer rated it really liked it May 01, He is the author of several books and co-editor of The Jewish Study Bible. Brettler surveys representative biblical texts from different genres to illustrate how modern scholars have taught us to “read” these texts.
Jeffrey Stackert Limited preview – However, when this would have caused narrative bile, as in the flood story or the plagues of Exodus, the sources were interwoven-several verses from one source, followed by several verses from the other.
Zechariah Apocalyptic Literature and Daniel. Hardcoverpages. It is well known that some books of the Bible quote from other books of the Bible, for instance, Daniel quotes from Jeremiah; they also quote from other books that haven’t come ot to us: The bottom line regarding this book is that almost any reader will know much more about the Hebrew Bible after reading it.
How to Read the Jewish Bible – Marc Zvi Brettler – Oxford University Press
Aug 29, Benjamin Sendrow rated it liked it. I’m always looking for a better book and once used a book by one of Brettler’s student This is actually my third time through the book. Miki rated it it was ok Mar 10, These features make the book very approachable to a Jewish audience, who would find them familiar and comfortable. Reading Song of Songs. Jack Townsend rated it it was amazing Nov 09, 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.
How to Read the Bible by Marc Zvi Brettler
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Instructors who are hesitant to assign this book for introductory Hebrew Bible courses on account of the presumed limitation in scope are advised now Brettler has for the most part struck a good balance in dedicating a reasonable amount of space to the discussion of general critical issues for each biblical book. Josh rated it really liked it Aug 24, Most modern readers without any sensitivity to the original cultural context of Genesis would assume that these chapters constitute a scientific statement on the origins of the world.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In delineating these three objectives, Brettler has outlined an ambitious task, which, as he notes, has no predecessors. To be sure, there are numerous elements in the presentation that are directed toward a Jewish audience. In his new book, master 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 brwttler. The current work brdttler a fine addition to the growing number of introductions to the Hebrew Bible.
The Source of Genesis-Creation vs. 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.
Theresa Barkasy rated it really liked it Jan 02, Brettler is primarily interested in providing his reader with a guide to understanding the Hebrew Bible in its original historical and cultural context.
Royal Ideology in Samuel and Judges. Yet another introduction to the Hebrew Bible. The vast majority of these quotes are in Chronicles, which is a nationalistic rewrite of Kings, as we would now say, a falsification of history. 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 world. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Zuchra Pipin tue it really liked it Dec 08, For example, the canonical order of the Tanakh is followed with the exception of Chroniclesthe New Jewish Reas Society translation is the default translation, traditional Jewish terminology is commonly employed i.
Apr 11, Bruce rated it really liked it. 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.
Esther- The Creation of the Bible-Afterword: Contents 1 Reading as a Jew and as a Scholar. 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.