It is designed to guide the student of the Bible through the text and its problems, enrich their under-standing of the individual biblical books, and explore the way. Lawrence Boadt. · Rating details · ratings · 33 reviews. Discusses the historical background to the Old Testament, examines the writing of the individual . When I was in formation, I spent many weeks lugging around a massive volume “ Reading the Old Testament” by Fr. Lawrence Boadt. (My shoulder still hasn’t.

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He taught at St. What Father Boadt did for the diaconate in the English-speaking world is attested to by the high-sales number of boadtt Paulist Press deacon books and, frankly, a better-informed and better-educated diaconate. The Second Book of Maccabees. The Message of Isaiah.

A very readable introduction to the Old Testament and related scholarship Few fields elicit as strong a bias as Olt Testament studies across the religious-political spectrum- Lawrence Boadt offers a very light introduction to Old Testament scholarship with this single volume book. I don’t think he believes the exodus account at least not to the extent ofmen, plus women and children in the desert for 40 years. I do warn you though–this is like a textbook–it can be rather dry so be prepared for bboadt long read.


Lots of good information. Those that I have recommended this to and finished reading it said it was very helpful and gave them a new understanding of the bible. Earlier this week, I posted an item about Montana getting its first married priest. The Dark Side of David. Those complaints aside, this book is exactly what I think a Old Testament Introduction should be as long as you remember its more critical scholarship than evangelical.

First, it published a directory of norms about how deacons should and must be formed. This is one of the very best books I have ever come across in reading about the bible.

Reading the Old Testament: An Introduction by Lawrence Boadt

The Patriarchs and the Lawrende of the Kawrence. Women Deaconsand two books by James Keating, Ph. Isaiah and the Historian. Now a local TV station has hopped on the bandwagon. Jan 19, Gilbert rated it really liked it Shelves: Published September 1st by Paulist Press first published January 1st Legal Justice in Early Israel. The Story of Abraham Gen The Life of Samuel. I think it’s important that everyone understand the historical context of their sacred texts.


The Giving of the Covenant.

The Call of the Prophet. May 14, Rscarff rated it it was amazing.

Fr. Lawrence Boadt dies – The Deacon’s Bench

Boadt was selected to serve as the scripture editor of the Paulist Pressa publishing house established by the Paulist Fathers in Father Boadt continued as editor at the Paulist Press, becoming vice president in References to this book No Other Gods: Some of Boadt’s interpretations are open to debate. Still, as a general introduction to the Old Testament and modern scholarship about same, this is a fine work, and highly recommended. There were a few others in English, but very few.

The Book of Tobit. Nov 12, Jane Harris rated it liked it.

Lawrence Boadt

DeaconsCatholic CultureCatholic Books. This leads me to my biggest complaints, the bibliography is pretty weak and references to sources is non existent.

B The Deuteronomists History. Will read it again. This is one of my favorites, and nobody does it better than these gals: