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First and Second Kings
Westminster Bible Companion

Part of the Westminster Bible Companion series, this book explains I & II Kings in its original historical context and explores its significance for faithful living today. Ideal for individual or group study.  BOOK REVIEW

Author: Terence E. Fretheim
ISBN: 0664255655
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1 Ed edition April 1999
Format: paperback, 6" x 9", 212 pages

A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament

Authors: Terence E. Fretheim,
                Bruce C. Birch,
                David L. Petersen
            by Walter Brueggemann 

ISBN: 0687013488
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 01/26/2000
Format: paperback, 6" x 9", 475 pages

About the Bible
Short Answers to Big Questions

Author: Terence E. Fretheim 
ISBN: 0806638672
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
Publication Date: 04/26/1999
Format: paperback, 5.5" x 8", 96 pages
The Pentateuch
(Interpreting Biblical Texts Series)

Seeking to introduce the Pentateuch to modern readers and stressing its continuing capacity to speak a word of or about God, this volume includes both an orientation to the critical study of the Pentateuch and a focus on the individual books that comprise the Pentateuch.

Author: Terence E. Fretheim
ISBN: 0687008425
Abingdon Press
Publication Date:
November 1996
Format: paperback, 6" x 9", 183 pages

The Suffering of God, an Old Testament Perspective                 
The comprehensive and thought-provoking study focusing on the theme of divine suffering, an aspect of our understanding of God which both the church and scholarship have neglected.  The book seeks to broaden our understanding of the God of the Old Testament.

Author: Terence E. Fretheim 
ISBN: 0800615387
Fortress Press
Publication Date: 10/1994
Format: paperback, 5.5" x 8.5", 203 pages

Exodus:  Interpretation-A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching
Within a framework highlighting the theology of creation, this commentary gives special treatment to the significance of the hardening of Pharaoh's heart, the relationship between law and narrative, and the shaping of literature by liturgy.

Author: Terence E. Fretheim 
ISBN: 0804231028
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 3/1991
Format: hardcover, 6.3" x 9.3", 321 page

Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary
Jeremiah is a commentary on a prophetic book that presents many difficult literary, historical, and theological issues for the reader.  The commentary focuses on literary and theological issues with the added intention of providing thoughtful reflections for those who would preach and teach these texts.

Author: Terence E. Fretheim 
ISBN: 1573120723
Smyth & Hewlys Publishing, Inc.
Publication Date: 2002
Format: hardcover, 7.3" x 10.3", 684 pages
The Bible As Word Of God
In a Postmodern Age

In this exchange from the 1995 Hein/Fry Lecture Series, Fretheim and Froelich mount important, though divergent, analyses of the contemporary situation regarding Scripture and suggest varying strategies to meet it.

Authors:  Terence E. Fretheim, Karfried Froehlich
ISBN:  1579108466
Publisher:  Wipf and Stock Publishers
Publication Date:  1998
Format:  paperback, 6" x 9", 135 pages

God and World in the Old Testament

A Relational Theology of Creation

Fretheim presents here the Old Testament view of the Creator God, the created world, and our role in creation.  Beginning with "The Beginning," he demonstrates that creation is open-ended and connected.  Then, from every part of the Old Testament, Fretheim explores the fullness and richness of Israel's thought regarding creation: from the dynamic created order to human sin, from judgment and environmental devastation to salvation, redemption, and a new creation.

Pub Date: 07/2005
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 0687342961
Publisher: Abingdon Press

Abraham: Trials of Family and Faith Studies on Personalities of the Old Testament


In an inviting style that showcases his literary discernment, theological sophistication, and passion for the biblical text, Terence E. Fretheim turns his attention to one of the most dramatic stories of the Old Testament--that of Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, Isaac, and Ishmael. Through close readings of Genesis 12 through 25, Fretheim guides readers through the intricacies of the plot, from God's surprising call to Abraham to leave home and family to God's enigmatic commands to evict one son and sacrifice another.


Pub Date: 08/2007
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 1570036942
Publisher: U of S Carolina Press