Item description for People of the Covenant: An Invitation to the Old Testament (Come & See) by Dianne Osa Bergant...
Overview In this fascinating look at the Old Testament, Sister Bergant describes the history and relevance of ancient Israel while teaching about the ancestors, judges, kings, prophets, priests, wise ones, mysterious figures, rebels, lovers, and healers how bring the Old Testament to life and lay the foundation for the New Testament.
Publishers Description The fourth book in Sheed & Ward s popular Come & See Series, People of the Covenant is a highly accessible and fascinating introduction to the Old Testament that reveals the text as anything but old. Sister Bergant sets the stage with a brief introduction to the First Testament itself, the world and religion of ancient Israel, and the Covenant between God and the Israelites. Then, in a unique presentation, she invites readers to explore the text through the lens of the people who populate it. Here we learn about the relationship between God and his people from Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Joshua, Deborah, David, Solomon, Moses, Isaiah, Aaron, Zadok, Woman Wisdom, Job, Ruth, and many more. In the process we learn the history and relevance of ancient Israel while learning about the ancestors, judges, kings, prophets, priests, wise ones, mysterious figures, rebels, lovers, and healers who bring the First Testament to life and lay the foundation for the New, or Second Testament. Discussion questions, a concluding summary, and ideas for further reading make this a perfect book for contemporary Christians and all students of the Bible."
Citations And Professional Reviews People of the Covenant: An Invitation to the Old Testament (Come & See) by Dianne Osa Bergant has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 05/14/2001 page 76
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Studio: Sheed & Ward
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.02" Width: 5.04" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date May 28, 2001
Publisher Sheed & Ward
Series Come And See
Series Number 4
ISBN 1580510906 ISBN13 9781580510905
Availability 0 units.
More About Dianne Osa Bergant
Dianne Bergant, CSA, is Professor of Biblical Studies and Director of the Joint Doctor of Ministry Program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She earned her Ph.D. from St. Louis University; is President of the Catholic Biblical Association of America; serves on several editorial boards, including The Bible Today, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, and New Theology Review; and has written several books and articles on the Bible.
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from Rachel Sep 5, 2009
I ordered two books, PEOPLE OF THE COVENANT, and both ccame in record time and were in excellent condition. I plan to order more of the same title and hope they will be available for a class beginning in October. Thanks so much!