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Opening Israel's Scriptures

Ellen F. Davis


In thirty-six essays, Davis moves book by book through the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, from Genesis to Chronicles, offering practical exegesis for a broad audience. This is a selective yet comprehensive guide—rather than a commentary or textbook—to the core concepts, literary patterns, storylines and theological perspectives that are central to Israel’s Scriptures. Integrating the insights of contemporary scholars with those of classical theological resources in Jewish and Christian traditions, and also with the experiences and concerns of contemporary readers across the globe, she shows that ... More

Keywords: practical exegesis, theological perspectives, scripture, critical interpretation, Jewish tradition, Christian tradition

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190260545
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190260545.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ellen F. Davis, author
Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology, Duke University

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