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The Thinking Strings Explained™ series of eBooks offers high-quality, low-cost alternatives to traditional textbook content. Written by respected scholars in their disciplines, Explained™ eBooks are designed to be read on-screen. Their responsive format means they are comfortably read on a computer, a tablet, or smartphone. To facilitate learning, the main point of each paragraph of text precedes it in bold.

The Hebrew Bible has shaped the lives of millions of people over more than two millennia. It is scripture for Judaism and Christianity, and sacred text for Islam. Exploration of this powerful text should be just as exciting as its history and content. Revealing® the Hebrew Bible employs a conversational style based on more than three decades of enthusiastic undergraduate classroom teaching. Assuming no prior knowledge of the Hebrew Bible, this introductory text blends an emphasis on both story and scholarship. Readers who know the stories of the Hebrew Bible well will enjoy their retelling but attention to the compelling insights provided by historical scholarship will lend deeper meaning to and appreciation of the stories. Readers for whom the Hebrew Bible is at best a distant acquaintance can shake hands with the text in ways that are reader-friendly.

The Hebrew Bible Explained™ includes thirteen chapters. The chapters can be studied in whatever order the instructor prefers. The thirteen chapters include:

  • The Hebrew Bible
  • Reading the Hebrew Bible
  • World of the Patriarchs
  • Patriarchs & Their Travels
  • Exodus from Egypt
  • In the Promised Land
  • Order Out of Chaos
  • Ancient Near Eastern Prophecy
  • Classical Israelite Prophets 1
  • Classical Israelite Prophets 2
  • Going Home to Jerusalem
  • Books of Wisdom
  • Songs & Stories

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Note: The Hebrew Bible Explained™ is included for student use at no charge with adoption of Revealing® the Hebrew Bible.

Author: Barry Sang, Ph.D. (Catawba College)

About the author: Revealing® the Hebrew Bible  and The Hebrew Bible Explained™

Barry Sang is Professor of Religion and chair of the Religion and Philosophy Department at Catawba College where he has taught since the fall of 1985. He holds a B.A. from Carroll College in Wisconsin; a M.Div. from Colgate Rochester Theological Seminary in New York state; and a M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Drew University in New Jersey. Dr. Sang maintains ordinations in the American Baptist Churches, USA, and in the Presbyterian Church, USA. His special fields of interest are New Testament studies, Old Testament prophecy, and Process Theology. He has published in the latter.


The Hebrew Bible Explained Highlights

  • Students explore the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament in a clearly organized framework.
  • Designed for adoption in college and university world religions courses. Affordable student cost.
  • Instructors who adopt Revealing® the Hebrew Bible receive access to The Hebrew Bible Explained™ at no charge to their students.

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