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Introduction to the Historical Books: Strategies for Reading
McKenzie, Steven L.

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010 pp. vii + 169. $18.00


Description: This book presents a fresh introduction to the "historical books" of the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. Beginning with a breakdown of the literary genre these writings represent and their relationship to history, Steven McKenzie discusses the larger units of the Bible that they constitute ó the "Deuteronomistic History" and the "Chronicler's History" ó and then surveys the critical methods that scholars use to study them. These introductory matters are followed by a chapter on each of the Historical Book. Each of these chapters contains a detailed outline of the book's contents and a thorough discussion of the issues peculiar to that book ó its text, composition, relationship to history, special literary features, and theology.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Historical Books, Literature

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Review by Patrick Russell
Published 12/27/2010
Citation: Patrick Russell, review of Steven L. McKenzie, Introduction to the Historical Books: Strategies for Reading, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2010).


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