Water for a Thirsty Land: Israelite Literature and Religion

by Hermann Gunkel (Author); K. C. Hanson (Editor)

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Release Date: Thursday, October 25, 2001
Format: Paperback, 182 pages  6 x 9 inches
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9780800634384


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Explores form, tradition, and theology

The chapters in this volume provide the general reader an opportunity to learn from one of the greatest biblical scholars of the twentieth century. Beginning with the most general and moving to focused topics, this work provides a rationale for continuing to engage the Old Testament in the modern world. Combining his research strengths in the literary history of Israel, form criticism, tradition history, and the history of religion, this volume covers narrative, prophecy, and the Psalms.

Rather than artifacts of a former generation, these essays are as fresh as ever in their perspective. To make it more helpful for students, each essay has been expanded with additional notes and bibliography to show where the discussion has continued since Gunkel. This work will provide an excellent supplementary textbook for courses in the Old Testament or Bible.