Written in an engaging and accessible voice, even while digging into difficult and complicated matters at a sophisticated level, The Torah Story emphasizes the content of the text itself, moving beyond debating dates and theories of ...
Author: Gary Edward Schnittjer
Working knowledge of the Torah is essential for every serious student of the Scriptures. Written in an engaging and accessible voice, even while digging into difficult and complicated matters at a sophisticated level, The Torah Story emphasizes the content of the text itself, moving beyond debating dates and theories of authorship into understanding how these five key books of the Bible help us understand the story of salvation. Providing flexible options for further study, each chapter includes the following: • Tips and tools for getting started • Questions that focus on key issues Key terms to look for • Outlines and summaries of the material • An interactive workshop designed for students, individuals, or study groups • Challenge questions drawn from the chapter and biblical text • Advanced questions for those who want deeper exploration of biblical contexts, language, and exegetical or theological issues • Research project suggestions • Discussion activities using films to engage the biblical narrative (selected chapters) A refreshingly new approach to the Torah—neither an introduction nor a commentary—The Torah Story provides a model of how to read Scripture intertextually. It leaves no doubt as to the overarching unity of the message and composition of the Pentateuch.
hloach Genesis 6:9-1 1:32 Noah Before the Torah Long before Torah times,
stories about deadly floods were popular in Mesopotamia because great floods
actually do happen there. One ancient story was about a man named
Author: Seymour Rossel
Publisher: Torah Aura Productions
An interactive study of the Five Books of Moses. The book can be read from cover to cover or used to study each portion of the Torah as read weekly in the synagogue. Simple enough for teenagers, it is sophisticated enough for adults and rich in resources for preparing lectures, sermons, and talks.
climactic to them; it brought all those chapters of the Torah story to completion,
fulfillment, and made sense of them all. Paul in this whole section from the
beginning of Romans 9 has been saying that to concentrate on the righteousness
Both cities of Sodom and Gomorrah are described as sinful cities, but the Torah
text in combination with the Oral Torah ... Known in Jewish tradition as the
Akedah (ah-kay-dah; binding), the Torah story of the binding of Isaac is a pivotal
one in ...
Author: Arthur Kurzweil
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
An easy-to-understand introduction to Judaism's most sacred text The foundation of Hebrew and Jewish religion, thought, law, and society is the Torah-the parchment scroll containing the text of the Five Books of Moses that is located in every synagogue. This accessible guide explains the Torah in clear language, even to those who were not raised in the Jewish religious tradition. Christians who want to know more about the Jewish roots of Christianity need to understand the Torah, as do followers of Islamic tradition and those interested in the roots of Abrahamic faiths. The Torah For Dummies explains the history of the Torah, its structure and major principles, and how the Torah affects the daily lives of people who follow the Jewish way of life.
19 — 24), demonstrating again that the story of Israel is part of a larger "world- story" which involves God and humankind. The world now stands at the threshold
of a new beginning, yet the text has recognized an aspect of the human will
Author: Thomas Wingate Mann
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
"A sound piece of work. Its holistic, final-form approach reflects the major trend in biblical criticism. It is perceptive, sensitive, thoughtful and stimulation".---David Gunn Professor of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary
The stories in our Torah are true because they teach us how to tell the difference
between bad and good. So it does not matter if the world began in seven days or
if it really took millions of years. The Torah story about how God created the ...
Author: Seymour Rossel
Publisher: Behrman House, Inc
Stories from the Old Testament are accompanied by readings and activities for the Jewish child.
The Torah tells a story about Abraham, the first Jew. He rushed to welcome three
strangers into his tent and made them a meal.They then told him that he and his
wife Sarah – who were both more than 90 years old – would have a baby boy.
Author: Vivienne Cato
Publisher: Evans Brothers
The 'Sacred Texts' series introduces children working at Key Stage Two and Key Stage Three to the world's six major faiths via their holy scriptures and sacred writings. Each volume combines a study of key quotes from scriptures with a discussion of the corresponding religion, its history, founders and beliefs.
An inevitable consequence of a national catastrophe is the transformation of a
society's story. Tales are spun, myths created, and revisions made to earlier
traditions — all to make a society's story plausible in the face of woe. Coupled
with the ...
Author: John E. Harvey
Publisher: A&C Black
The Deuteronomistic Historian patterned more than four dozen of his narratives after those in Genesis-Numbers. The stories that make up Genesis-Numbers were indelibly impressed on the Deuteronomistic Historian's mind, to such an extent that in Deuteronomy-Kings he tells the stories of the nation through the lens of Genesis-Numbers. John Harvey discusses the eight criteria which may be used as evidence that the given stories in Deuteronomy-Kings were based on those in Genesis-Numbers. Unified accounts in the Deuteronomistic History, for instance, often share striking parallels with two or more redactional layers of their corresponding accounts in Genesis-Numbers, showing that the given accounts in the Deuteronomistic History were written after the corresponding accounts in Genesis-Numbers had been written. Furthermore, the Deuteronomistic Historian calls the reader's attention to accounts in Genesis-Numbers by explicitly citing and referring to them, by using personal names, and by drawing thematic and verbal parallels. Retelling the Torah, the first book to focus on these parallel narratives, contains far-reaching implications for Hebrew Bible scholarship.
Knowing the story of each prayer and understanding most liturgical moments as
reenactments of high points in the spiritual history of the Jewish people. The
hardest kind of material to communicate to teachers is content they never ...
Author: Josh Barkin
Publisher: Torah Aura Productions
In this 'field guide' we will be looking Torah Aura Productions Hebrew/Prayer curricular resources. We offer a series of interlocking materials that both provide choice of texts for different needs and offer a consistent approach to the mastery of Hebrew and the development of a relationship with the Jewish liturgy. While we will talk more of these materials later, here is a quick introduction.