Fortress Press

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, Third Edition: The Torah/Pentateuch

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, Third Edition

The Torah/Pentateuch

John J. Collins (Author)


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John J. Collins’s Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most popular introductory textbooks in colleges and seminary classrooms. Enriched by decades of classroom teaching, it is aimed explicitly at motivated students, regardless of their previous exposure to the Bible or faith commitments.

The third edition is presented in a new and engaging format with new maps and images. An index has been added to the volume for the first time.

In order to enhance classroom use, Collins’s major text has now been divided into four volumes, one for each major part of the Hebrew Bible. This volume, based on the new third edition, focuses on the Torah/Pentateuch. Here, Collins explores the Near Eastern context and the nature of the pentateuchal narrative and provides helpful insights into each of the five books that make up the Pentateuch. Collins presents the current state of historical, archeological, and literary understandings of the biblical text and engages the student in questions of significance and interpretation for the contemporary world.

The volume also contains the introduction to Collins’s major text and is now available with even more student-friendly features, including charts, maps, photographs, chapter summaries, and bibliographies for further reading.

  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9781506446417
  • eBook ISBN 9781506446424
  • Dimensions 7.5 x 9.25
  • Pages 200
  • Publication Date April 15, 2018