Table of contents for Encountering the Old Testament : a Christian survey / Bill T. Arnold and Bryan E. Beyer.

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Contents in Brief
	Editor's Preface 12 
	Publisher's Preface 13 
	To the Professor 16 
	To the Student 17 
	Abbreviations 18 
	Acknowledgments 19
	1.	What Is the Old Testament 
and Why Study It? 21
	2.	Where and When Did the Events of the Old Testament Take Place? 35
PART 1 
Encountering the Pentateuch	
	3.	Introduction to the Pentateuch: The Birth of God's People 63
	4.	Genesis 1/11: The Prelude 
to Israel 77
	5.	Genesis 12/50: The Patriarchs: Ancestors of Israel's Faith 89
	6.	Exodus: A Miraculous Escape 103
	7.	Leviticus: Instructions 
for Holy Living 117
	8.	Numbers: Failure in the Desert 127
	9.	Deuteronomy: Restoring 		the Covenant 141
PART 2 
Encountering the Historical Books
	10.	Introduction to the Historical Books: The History 
of Israel's Nationhood 157
	11.	Joshua: Conquest and Division 167
	12.	Judges and Ruth: 
Israel's Moral Crisis 181
	13.	1 Samuel: God Grants a King 195
	14.	2 Samuel: David's Reign 209
	15.	1 Kings: The Glory of Solomon and the Beginning of the End 221
	16.	2 Kings: The End 
of National Israel 237
	17.	1 & 2 Chronicles: A Look Back 251
	18.	Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther: 
A Time to Rebuild 263
PART 3 Encountering the Poetical Books
	19.	Introduction to the Poetical Books: The Literature 
of God's People 281
	20.	Job: One Man's Search 
for Justice 289
	21.	Psalms: The Songbook 
of Ancient Israel 303
	22.	Proverbs: Advice on Living 
in God's World 313
	23.	Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs: Israelite Faith in Everyday Life 325
PART 4 
Encountering the Prophets
	24.	Introduction to the Prophets: Voices of God's Servants 339
	25.	Isaiah 1/39: Prophet of Judah's Royal Court 353
	26.	Isaiah 40/66: Great Days 
Are Coming! 369
	27.	Jeremiah 1/20: Struggling 
with God's Call 383
	28.	Jeremiah 21/52 and Lamentations: Dealing with Disaster 393
	29.	Ezekiel 1/24: Rough Days 
Are Coming! 407
	30.	Ezekiel 25/48: God's Planning an Exciting Future! 417
	31.	Daniel: The Kingdom of God; Now and Forever 427
	32.	Hosea, Joel, and Amos: A Call for Repentance and a Promise 
for Blessing 439
	33.	Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah: 
God's Plan for the Nations 451
	34.	Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi: Rebuilding a People 463
	Epilogue 475 
	Glossary__477 
	Notes 491 
	Subject Index 502 
	Scripture Index 514 
	Name Index 524

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Bible. O.T. -- Textbooks.