Item description for The Old Testament (Cliffs Notes) by Charles H. Patterson...
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in the series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.
In "CliffsNotes on the Old""Testament, " you'll dig into the first half of the best-selling book of all time. These texts, stories, and poetry of the Bible have shaped the lives and philosophies of more than half the planet for over 2,000 years. Its timeless message is always fascinating, relevant, and open to interpretation. In addition to summaries and commentaries, you'll also find A short outline of Old Testament historyA chronological order of the writingsImportant Old Testament datesA selected bibliography
Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure -- you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
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Studio: Cliffs Notes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.2" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Aug 6, 1965
Publisher Cliffs Notes
Series Cliffs Notes
ISBN 0822009498 ISBN13 9780822009498
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More About Charles H. Patterson
Charles H. Patterson, Ph.D., is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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Condensation of Current Views of OT Nov 2, 1999
The Cliffs notes for the Bible is hardly an attempt to "condense the entire 39 books of the Old Testament into a little yellow book." I would not be so condesending, it does a very good job at condensing many scholars' perspectives on who's writing is included in it and the times the texts were written during; even touching on *some* pop Bible stories and the "great questions" they analyze. It introduces Bible newbies (and some oldies) to the notion the Bible wasn't written like a movie, by a few people in the span of a few months or even years; the Old Testament includes work by many people over the span of hundreds of years. Such a long time, that original documents wore out or decayed, thus needed to be copied down to a new hard copy...he briefly mentions instances of editorial modifications, he does not discuss language conversions however. I believe an overview of a very complicated piece of literature is great, before or after sitting down to read it in vast quantities. He does a good job at staying in an objective tone, not rambling on to preaching tangents. Again, this is not an attempt to condense the OT, but provide insight into who the current studied folks consider the authors and when the manuscripts were brought together.
The decline of modern man Apr 19, 1999
Well, well, well, it looks like "Cliff" has done it again. This fabulous entity has actually managed to create a cheatbook for The Holy Bible. Amazing. What's more amazing is that people pay money for it. Honestly, does anyone actually believe that a person can condense the entire 39 books of the Old Testament into a little yellow, book, published in a series known for its inaccuracies. And this in regards a book so involved and requirous of absolute accuracy. Hmm, perhaps I too may waste my money on this psuedo-tome...maybe not. I could take some more time and thought and actually read the book, but that would require too much effort. Oh well, back to my Comic Book Classics. It's like Cliff's Notes, but with cool pictures!
The Bible is FAR more fascinating than you probably think Oct 20, 1998
This little, straightforward text helps one appreciate one reason why the Bible is probably the most widely read book in world history: it contains the wisdom of a people who faced radically varying circumstances over hundreds and hundreds of years. Cliffs also introduces beginners the idea that the Bible is FAR more fascinating than a religious monolith...it contains the gradually and sometimes radically changing thought of a people throughout the ages.