People of the Covenant by CSA, Dianne Bergant
An Invitation to the Old Testament (The Come & See Series)

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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.
 

About CSA, Dianne Bergant

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\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.
 
Published January 1, 2001 by Sheed & Ward. 185 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference.

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Ancestors, judges, kings, prophets, priests, wise ones and mysterious figures are the categories of Old Testament characters that Dianne Bergant groups together in People of the Covenant: An Invita

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Ancestors, judges, kings, prophets, priests, wise ones and mysterious figures are the categories of Old Testament characters that Dianne Bergant groups together in People of the Covenant: An Invitation to the Old Testament.

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