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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Open Preview See a Problem? Esther- The Creation of the Bible-Afterword: 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.

I use it as a textbook for my Bible course at Butler University. 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. He guides us in reading the Bible as it was read in the biblical period, independent of later religious norms and interpretive traditions. Various methods of intertwining were used-the preferred method was to interleave large blocks of material, as in the initial chapters of Genesis.

Brettler is primarily interested in providing his reader with a guide to understanding the Hebrew Bible in its original historical and cultural context. Aug 29, Brrettler Sendrow rated it liked it. The Cult in Ancient Israel. How to Read the Bible. John and Philosophy Troels Engberg-Pedersen.

Zuchra Pipin rated it really liked it Dec 08, Brettler surveys representative biblical texts from different genres to illustrate how modern can read these texts. In order to appreciate the Hebrew Bible both as its authors intended bigle as would an ancient Israelite, one must be able to decipher its culturally-bound ideas and institutions. The Sources of Genesis.

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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. He is the author of several books and co-editor of The Jewish Study Bible. Since there is no direct evidence going back to tbe redaction of the Torah, these issues may be explored bfettler in a most tentative fashion, with plausible rather than definitive answers.

Jan 09, Michael rated it liked it Shelves: 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.

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. The Source of Genesis-Creation vs. The mixing of these sources by intertwining them preserved a variety of sources and perspectives.

More than buble hundred years ago, the great American scholar G. Unlike other introductory texts, the Bible that this book th 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.

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How to Read the Jewish Bible

And so Brettler unpacks the literary conventions, ideological assumptions, and historical conditions that inform Andrew Battista rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Lawonna rated it it was amazing Jul 10, This is primarily because Brettler never outlines what he means by this rubric.

His main areas of research are religious metaphors and the Bible, biblical historical texts, and women and the Bible. To be sure, some books are treated in greater detail, with more attention to details commonly found in introductory textbooks.

So it took me a year to read this because I followed along with my Sunday School course.

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Zechariah Apocalyptic Literature and Daniel. 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 brettlerr printed Hebrew editions, and the chapter and verse enumerations used in most modern Jewish versions of the Bible.

The Jewish Publication Society, Exploring this issue really involves asking two questions: Jacob Schonberg rated it it was amazing Mar 11, A very interested book.

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