Item description for Israel and the Nations: The History of Israel from the Exodus to the Fall of the Second Temple by Frederick Fyvie Bruce & David F. Payne...
The history of Israel from the Exodus to the fall of the Second Empire
Community Description First published in 1963, F.F. Bruce's work Israel and the Nations has achieved wide recognition as an excellent introduction to the history of Israel. This new edition, revised by David F. Payne, includes some new material and an updated bibliography.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.15" Width: 6.28" Height: 0.61" Weight: 0.89 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2006
Publisher AUTHENTIC ON DEMAND
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
Series Paternoster Digital Library
ISBN 1842273019 ISBN13 9781842273012
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More About Frederick Fyvie Bruce & David F. Payne
Frederick Fyvie Bruce (F.F. Bruce) (12 October 1910 – 11 September 1990) was a Biblical scholar and one of the founders of the modern evangelical understanding of the Bible. His first book, New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? (1943), was voted by the American evangelical periodical Christianity Today in 2006 as one of the top 50 books "which had shaped evangelicals".
Bruce was born in Elgin, Moray, in Scotland and educated at the University of Aberdeen, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and the University of Vienna. After teaching Greek for several years, first at the University of Edinburgh and then at the University of Leeds, he became head of the Department of Biblical History and Literature at the University of Sheffield in 1947. Aberdeen University bestowed an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree on him in 1957. In 1959 he moved to the University of Manchester where he became Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis. In his career he wrote over 40 books and served as editor of The Evangelical Quarterly and the Palestine Exploration Quarterly. He retired from teaching in 1978.
Bruce was a distinguished scholar on the life and ministry of Paul the Apostle and wrote several studies, the best known of which is Paul: Apostle of the Free Spirit (published in the United States as Paul: Apostle of the Heart Set Free). He also wrote commentaries on several biblical books including Romans, Acts of the Apostles, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians, the Gospel and Epistles of John, and the Epistle to the Hebrews.
Bruce was in Christian fellowship at various places during his life, though his primary commitment was to the Open Brethren among whom he grew up. He enjoyed the fellowship and acceptance of this group, though he was very much a maverick in relation to his own personal beliefs. He never accepted the dispensationalism and pretribulationism usually associated with the Brethren, and he was also an advocate of the public ministry of women – something that Plymouth Brethren would still disapprove of today.
Most of Bruce's works were scholarly, but he also wrote several popular works on the Bible. He viewed the New Testament writings as historically reliable and the truth claims of Christianity as hinging on their being so. To Bruce this did not mean that the Bible was always precise, or that this lack of precision could not lead to considerable confusion. He believed, however, that the passages that were still open to debate were ones that had no substantial bearing on Christian theology and thinking.
Bruce was honored with two scholarly works by his colleagues and former students, one to mark his sixtieth and the other to mark his seventieth birthday. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy, and served as President of the Society for Old Testament Study, and also as President of the Society for New Testament Study. He is one of a handful of scholars thus recognized by his peers in both fields.
Frederick Fyvie Bruce was born in 1910 and died in 1990.
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Great Introduction to Jewish History Mar 15, 2009
When I was in College this was one of the text books that was used to teach Jewish history. Recently I used the book to teach a class myself on the history of Israel. Some good things about this book is that it has short chapters and told in a simple and concise manner by a great theologian of the New Testament, the late F. F. Bruce. This book covers all of the before Jesus period of the Jews on up to the Bar Kochba rebellion that ended in 135 AD.
Some of the main features are the detail of the Maccabean revolt and the Jewish revolt that culminates in the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD. This book is not exhaustive, but if you are looking for a good place to start, this would be it.