The Handbooks for Old Testament Exegesis series seeks to present the reader with a better understanding of the different Old Testament genres, and provide strategies for preaching and teaching genres. These volumes are primarily intended to serve as textbooks for graduate-level exegesis courses that assume a basic knowledge of Hebrew. However, the series is also accessible to those without a working knowledge of Hebrew, in that an English translation is always given whenever Hebrew is used.
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Review 1 for Interpreting the Historical Books: An Exegetical Handbook
Date:January 8, 2008
The material covered in this book goes into further detail about the historical setting, characters, main intent or genre of the author. It is written to make one think deeper into the scripture as oppose to surface reading. Pay attention to the importance of the location, the meaning behind the intent of the conflict or genre of the author, the sequence of events, cultural and historical background information, such as, West Semitic myth. What this all culminates to is a homiletical strategy designed to make one ask questions and research further for clearer understanding of application and meaning of text. Although it appears that the material is align with a literary view, one can surmise from the process stages for biblical and theological analysis. This overall homiletical strategy will remove any dependency one may have on just grabbing a commentary without first going through a process of establishing what questions one need to ask and research for a clearer understanding of how to exegete scripture. Various software packages are an excellent resource to expedite the research and analysis process.