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Baker Commentary on the Old Testament: Wisdom and Psalms - Song of Songs

Baker Commentary on the Old Testament: Wisdom and Psalms - Song of Songs

by Richard S. Hess

Song of Songs is the first of six volumes in the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament: Wisdom and Psalms series. This series is tailored to the distinctives of poetry and wisdom literature. Features include: Emphasis on the message of the biblical book Special attention to poetic structure and literary devices Incisive c… Read more…

Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries: Joshua (Hess) - TOTC

Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries: Joshua (Hess) - TOTC

by Richard S. Hess

The book of Joshua memorializes a transitional episode in Israel's national history. The heroic figure Joshua, imbued with strength, courage and faith, leads the new generation of Israel across the Jordan and into the land of promise, conquering Canaanites and overseeing the allotment of the inheritance among the tribes. But the book o… Read more…

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Israelite Religions: An Archaeological and Biblical Survey

Israelite Religions: An Archaeological and Biblical Survey

by Richard S. Hess

Archaeological excavation in the Holy Land has exploded with the resurgence of interest in the historical roots of the biblical Israelites. Israelite Religions offers Bible students and interested lay leaders a survey of the major issues and approaches that constitute the study of ancient Israelite religion. Unique among other books on the subject, Israelite… Read more…

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Family in the Bible: Exploring Customs, Culture, and Context

Family in the Bible: Exploring Customs, Culture, and Context

by Richard S. Hess and M. Daniel Carroll R.

What does the Bible say about the importance of the family? How can we apply these ancient perspectives to modern Christian life? The essays gathered in this volume provide reflections from leading biblical scholars. The authors focus on reading the Scriptures from the perspective of the authors in ancient Israelite society and the surrounding cultures. T… Read more…

Ancient Israel's History: An Introduction to Issues and Sources

Ancient Israel's History: An Introduction to Issues and Sources

by Bill T. Arnold and Richard S. Hess

The history of Israel is a much-debated topic in Old Testament studies. On one side are minimalists who find little of historical value in the Hebrew Bible. On the other side are those who assume the biblical text is a precise historical record. Many serious students of the Bible find themselves between these two positions and would benefit from a careful ex… Read more…

The Old Testament: A Historical, Theological, and Critical Introduction

The Old Testament: A Historical, Theological, and Critical Introduction

by Richard S. Hess

A Respected Scholar Introduces Students to the Discipline of Old Testament StudiesRichard Hess, a trusted scholar of the Old Testament and the ancient Near East, offers a substantial introduction to the Old Testament that is accessibly written and informed by the latest biblical scholarship. Hess summarizes the contents of the Old Testament, introduces the a… Read more…