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1 & 2 Kings: History and Story in Ancient Israel (T&T Clark’s Study Guides to the Old Testament)

by Lester L. Grabbe

Lester L. Grabbe provides a concise and up-to-date introduction to the books of Kings, covering all the historical and interpretative issues. Grabbe pays particular attention to how the history of ancient Israel can be reconstructed (or not as the case may be) through the text, and introduces students to the key ways of reading the books of Kings as religious and political history.Grabbe takes a chronological approach (according to the text) and provides overviews of the key periods of Israel's history. The nature of the 'Deuteronomistic History' and how well this theory of authorship stands up in the modern day is considered, as well as issues of form and source criticism more broadly. Grabbe concludes by offering a reflection on the books of Kings in theological and hermeneutical perspective, which enables students to view not only the historical and textual issues, but also broader issues of meaning and significance.

1 & 2 Samuel: A Kingdom Comes (T&T Clark’s Study Guides to the Old Testament)

by David Firth

Scholarly study of Samuel continues to wrestle with how we interpret this pivotal text. Even such basic matters as the question of what kind of literature it is remain unresolved while older questions such as the nature of its text and sources are debated anew in the light of material from Qumran and of current approaches to Hebrew narrative. Recognizing the importance of questions such as these, David Firth explores and introduces fresh ways of reading Samuel as a unified and yet complex text, which displays high levels both of literary artistry and of theological commitment.Although some stories in the books of Samuel are well known, and in the case of David and Goliath even proverbial, much of the content of these books is strange to modern readers. It is a story about a woman wanting a child, for example, that relates the beginnings of monarchy within Israel. Even the question of the monarchy is problematic, for we are introduced to not one royal family but two-those of Saul and David. David is ultimately shown to be the king chosen by God, yet by the end of the book he is only just managing to hold on to the kingdom as it is nearly torn from him by rivalries within his family. These arresting stories are perplexing, for Samuel's writers seldom tell us how to read and interpret them. Firth presents these complex and fascinating stories as part of a bigger picture, enabling students to chart their way through the literary and historical issues of the Samuel narrative. Firth addresses issues of historicity, sources, date and authorship, as well as -- crucially -- appreciating the text as a literary whole.

1 & 2 Thessalonians: Encountering the Christ Group at Thessalonike (T&T Clark’s Study Guides to the New Testament)

by Richard S. Ascough

1 Thessalonians provides a fascinating glimpse into the origins and social life of the Christ group in the ancient Roman city of Thessalonike, while 2 Thessalonians reveals how the community developed at a somewhat later time. This guide narrates the story of the founding of the group by considering the social and cultural contexts, the literary form, the rhetorical strategies, the theologies, and the reception of the two canonical letters. While centering on the texts of 1 and 2 Thessalonians themselves, Ascough draws widely on literary and archaeological data, giving particular attention to typical group behaviours among small, unofficial associations in the Greek and Roman period. The first four chapters focus on 1 Thessalonians, from the initial formation of the Christ group out of a small association of artisans through to how members negotiated various sorts of relationships: with Paul and his companions, with outsiders in Thessalonike and beyond, and especially with fellow believers within the group itself. The final two chapters turn attention to the shifting circumstances that required a second letter to be written, with its focus on disorder and disruption of social practices and theological beliefs. The epilogue briefly surveys Christianity at Thessalonike beyond the 1st century. This guide presents an overview of the historical development of the Christ group at Thessalonike. Moving beyond treating the canonical letters as simple repositories of theological opinions, Ascough demonstrates how 1 and 2 Thessalonians reveal ordinary life in ancient Roman cities. In so doing, he invites readers to enter the world of one of the many fascinating communities of Christ believers in the 1st century of the Common Era.

1 and 2 Chronicles: Volume 2: 2 Chronicles 10-36: Guilt and Atonement (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies)

by William Johnstone

This two-part commentary argues that Chronicles, placed as it is among the 'historical books' in the traditional Old Testament of the Christian church, is much misunderstood. Restored to its proper position as the final book in the canon as arranged in the order of the Hebrew Bible, it is rather to be understood as a work of theology essentially directed towards the future. The Chronicler begins his work with the problem facing the whole human race in Adam-the forfeiture of the ideal of perfect oneness with God's purpose. He explores the possibility of the restoration of that ideal through Israel's place at the centre of the world of the nations. This portrayal reaches its climax in an idealized presentation of the reign of Solomon, in which all the rulers of the earth, including most famously the Queen of Sheba, bring their tribute in acknowledgment of Israel's status (Volume 1). As subsequent history only too clearly shows, however, the Chronicler argues (Volume 2), that Israel itself, through unfaithfulness to Torah, has forfeited its right to possession of its land and is cast adrift among these same nations of the world. But the Chronicler's message is one of hope. By a radical transformation of the chronology of Israel's past into theological terms, the generation whom the Chronicler addresses becomes the fiftieth since Adam. It is the generation to whom the jubilee of return to the land through a perfectly enabled obedience to Torah, and thus the restoration of the primal ideal of the human race, is announced.

1 and 2 Chronicles: Volume 1: 1 Chronicles 1-2 Chronicles 9: Israel's Place among Nations (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies)

by William Johnstone

This two-part commentary argues that Chronicles, placed as it is among the 'historical books' in the traditional Old Testament of the Christian church, is much misunderstood. Restored to its proper position as the final book in the canon as arranged in the order of the Hebrew Bible, it is rather to be understood as a work of theology essentially directed towards the future. The Chronicler begins his work with the problem facing the whole human race in Adam-the forfeiture of the ideal of perfect oneness with God's purpose. He explores the possibility of the restoration of that ideal through Israel's place at the centre of the world of the nations. This portrayal reaches its climax in an idealized presentation of the reign of Solomon, in which all the rulers of the earth, including most famously the Queen of Sheba, bring their tribute in acknowledgment of Israel's status (Volume 1). As subsequent history only too clearly shows, however, the Chronicler argues (Volume 2), that Israel itself, through unfaithfulness to Torah, has forfeited its right to possession of its land and is cast adrift among these same nations of the world. But the Chronicler's message is one of hope. By a radical transformation of the chronology of Israel's past into theological terms, the generation whom the Chronicler addresses becomes the fiftieth since Adam. It is the generation to whom the jubilee of return to the land through a perfectly enabled obedience to Torah, and thus the restoration of the primal ideal of the human race, is announced.

1 and 2 Samuel (Old Testament Guides)

by Robert P. Gordon

A comprehensive introduction to the critical issues raised by scholarship on both books of Samuel. The often intricate problems are dealt with clearly and engagingly; the chapters deal with the Deuteronomistic History, the Shiloh tradition, the Ark narrative, the rise of the monarchy, the reign of Saul, the story of David, the Davidic covenant, the Succession Narrative and the Samuel appendix. A first-rate guide for students, with annotated bibliographies and indexes.

1 Corinthians (New Testament Guides)

by James D. Dunn

Concise yet comprehensive, manageable and affordable, T&T Clark Study Guides are an invaluable resource for students, preachers and Bible study leaders. Each book in the series gives the reader a thorough introduction to a particular book of the Bible or the Apocrypha and includes:• An introduction to the contents of the particular biblical book• A balanced survey of the important critical issues• Attention to literary, historical, sociological, and theological perspectives• Suggestions about critical appropriation of the text by the contemporary reader• Reference to other standard works through annotated bibliographies.All the books in the series, formerly published by Sheffield Academic Press, are by leading biblical scholars and the authors have drawn on their scholarly expertise as well as their experience as teachers of university and college students.

1 Maccabees (Guides to the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha)

by John R. Bartlett

This is a book for anyone interested in the political and cultural results of the entry of the small state of Judah and its capital Jerusalem into the wider Hellenistic world in the second century BCE. In particular it forms a helpful introduction to the biblical writing called 1 Maccabees, which is preserved in the Apocrypha. 1 Maccabees is a history of the rebellion of the Jews against their Syrian rulers in the 160s BCE. The rebellion's leader was Judas Maccabee, and from his family and its success sprang a dynasty that ruled Judah for the century before the arrival of Herod the Great. The author of 1 Maccabees was a keen supporter of that dynasty, and saw their early rulers as made in the mould of the early kings of Israel. The present book introduces the student to modern scholarly research on 1 Maccabees and its author.

1 Peter: Reading against the Grain (T&T Clark’s Study Guides to the New Testament)

by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza

The New Testament writing known as First Peter was probably written at the end of the 1st century CE; it is addressed to 'resident aliens' who live as colonial subjects in the Roman Province of Asia Minor. They are portrayed as a marginalized group who experience harassment and suffering. This letter is ascribed to the apostle Peter but was probably not written by him. It is a rhetorical communication sent from Christians in the imperial centre in Rome (camouflaged as Babylon), an authoritative letter of advice and admonition to good conduct and subordination in the sphere of colonial provincial life. 1 Peter is a religious document written a long time ago and in a culture and world that is quite different from our own. However, as a biblical book it is a part of Christianity's sacred Scriptures. This guide to the letter keeps both of these areas, the cultural-social and the ethical-religious, in mind. It offers help for understanding the letter as both a document of the 1st century and as sacred Scripture that speaks about the religious forces that have shaped Christianity and Western culture. In short, this guide seeks to enable readers to read 'against the grain'.

10-Minute Tests for 11+ Verbal Reasoning: Cloze Ages 10-11 (Book 1) - CEM Test (PDF)

by Cgp Books

This book of 10-Minute Tests from CGP is perfect for helping pupils prepare for the tricky Cloze questions in the CEM 11+ test. It contains over 30 quick tests with questions focused on developing the essential cloze skills (e.g. choosing the most appropriate words or letters with which to complete a sentence). To break up the all the serious 11+ preparation, we’ve also included fun puzzle pages throughout the book. Complete answers to every question are included in a pull-out section, so you’ll never be left in the dark about how to solve a problem. For even more CEM 11+ practice, a CGP book of 10-Minute Tests covering all types of Verbal Reasoning question is also available - see 9781782942610.

100 Completely New Ideas for Managing Behaviour (Continuum One Hundreds)

by Johnnie Young

This pick-and-mix treasure trove of advice is brimming with tried-and-tested strategies for managing behaviour in the secondary classroom. The book contains 100 completely new ideas including:suggested scripts and keywords designed to pacify even the most aggressive situationshort-term and longer term strategiesadvice on pre-empting and avoiding challenging behaviourideas for thinking on your feet in extreme circumstancesThis book will be invaluable to trainee teachers and NQTs, but it will also give experienced teachers new ideas and inspiration for better managing their students' behaviour.

100 Ideas for Assemblies: Primary School Edition (Continuum One Hundreds)

by Fred Sedgwick

This title contains one hundred ideas for assemblies in the primary school suitable for ages 5 to 11. Some assemblies will be religious and some will be secular, the former will contain stories from many religious traditions. Each assembly will carry an element of surprise, a story or a poem and an element of prayer or reflection.

100 Ideas For Music: Instrumental And Singing Teaching (PDF)

by A C A C Black

How to teach Instrumental and Singing lessons presents 100 diverse ideas for teachers of every instrument. The ideas are concise, easy to implement and tackle everything from scales, sight-reading and performance anxiety to group teaching, special needs and business practicalities. This practical handbook will invigorate lessons with any pupil.

100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Behaviour Management (100 Ideas for Teachers)

by Molly Potter

100 IDEAS: Quick - Easy - Inspired - OutstandingManaging behaviour in the primary classroom can be a challenge, but in this brand new book, Molly Potter offers 100 practical ideas and strategies for managing the range of difficult behaviours that you might face as a primary teacher. Whether you are new to the profession or an experienced teacher, there will be ideas in this book for you, including strategies for solving individual pupil behaviour problems as well as whole- class approaches. The ideas are creative, tried-and-tested and easy to implement.The book includes tips on how to create a positive learning and advice on ensuring your attitude and teaching approaches encourage good behaviour. It introduces a variety of procedures to put in place in your classroom, strategies for dealing with disruptive behaviour and also touches on the causes of extreme behaviour. Molly Potter's ideas are full of examples and subtle changes you can make to your practice straight away to help your successfully manage all types of behaviour in the primary classroom.

100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Developing Thinking Skills (100 Ideas for Teachers)

by Steve Bowkett

Thinking skills are the cornerstones of effective learning. When children are familiar with their 'thinking toolkit' they will engage more actively and confidently with the knowledge and information you teach them. In this brand new edition, author and education consultant Steve Bowkett offers 100 tried and tested activities and techniques to help children become more creative, analytical and flexible in their thinking.Whether you are an experienced teacher or you are just starting your teaching career, there are strategies in this book that you can apply across a wide age and ability range and areas of the primary curriculum. Dip in and use the activities as 'mind warm-ups' and lesson starters, or combine techniques to form the basis of whole topics and more extended programmes of study.

100 Ideas For Primary Teachers: Making Musical Schools (PDF)

by Jonathan Barnes David Wheway Hilary Miles

100 Ideas provides simple ideas, which are easy to implement, to make primary schools more musical. There are very few resources for primary schools which provide easy dip-in ideas on how to incorporate music within the school day and this book brings together a large number of ideas to inspire and equip teachers, and share good and innovative practice. Music doesn't have to be scary, and there are lots of ways to use music throughout the whole school, in and outside of the curriculum, and at different times of the year. These easy dip-in ideas and activities go across the spectrum, with ideas teachers can take on board easily. * Musical activities * Warm-ups and skill builders * Singing assemblies * Putting on a school musical * Simple concert performances * Inclusion * Liaising with visiting music teachers * Technology * School recordings & CDs * Composers of the week * Visual displays * After-school clubs * Greeting and goodbye songs * Songs to instruct children for activities (make a circle) * Supporting the curriculum music * Liaising with music hubs and external musicians

100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Supporting Children with Dyslexia (100 Ideas for Teachers)

by Gavin Reid Shannon Green

Making your lessons fun, engaging and effective for all learners, including those with dyslexia, can be challenging and you can soon run out of ideas. This book offers 100 practical, ready-to-use activities to help all primary teachers with their every day lesson planning.The tried-and-tested activities cover all the key areas of the primary curriculum, including maths, spelling and creative writing, plus a wide range of ideas for teachers on differentiation, memory strategies and planning for learning.This new book is essential for all primary teachers and SENCOs who want to ensure that they are continually providing for all children in their care.INCLUDES: Teaching tips Taking it further ideas Quotes from teachers and pupils Bonus ideas Online resources

100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Managing Behaviour (100 Ideas for Teachers)

by Johnnie Young

Managing behavior in the secondary classroom can be demanding, hard work, and for the newly qualify teacher, sometimes intimidating. In this brand new edition, experienced teacher and author Johnnie Young brings together over 100 tried and tested, practical ideas to help manage the range of difficult behaviours found in the secondary classroom. Whether you are an experienced teacher or someone with little practical teaching experience, there are strategies in this book for you; from those that will help to resolve serious issues such as bullying and conflict in the classroom, to those that show that even the smallest changes – reducing tension in the classroom, employing the right kind of body language and using creative language to engage your students – can have a huge impact and dramatically improve behaviour. This book has been fully revised and updated for the secondary market and has a brand new layout making the book even easier to dip in and out of and the ideas even easier to use and implement quickly. Includes: Teaching tips, Taking it further ideas, Bonus ideas, Quotes from teachers and students

100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding English Lessons (100 Ideas for Teachers #5)

by Angella Cooze

100 IDEAS: QUICK - EASY - INSPIRED - OUTSTANDINGNo notice inspections are something every teacher now has to be prepared for. This accessible new book provides strategies to embed into your everyday teaching to ensure your English lessons are consistently outstanding every day, whether you are being observed or not. Dip in and pick an idea to use as a starter or develop a whole lesson plan from the practical, step-by-step activities included.The ideas will help your students develop strong foundation skills in spelling, punctuation, reading and writing as well as learning how to work together, listen to each other, give great presentations and tackle and analyse different types of text. But it's not all about work! There are strategies for inspiring in your class a love of literature and English by delving into a wide variety of texts – poetry, plays, novels, journalism and Shakespeare. There are also ideas to help you improve your teaching practice, tips on how to create the best learning environment for studying English and specific advice on how to cope with those dreaded Ofsted inspections.

100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding Geography Lessons (100 Ideas for Teachers)

by David Rogers

100 Ideas: Quick - Easy - Inspired - OutstandingA new addition to the best-selling 100 Ideas series, offering teachers quick and easy ways to engage students, convey complex knowledge, and build solid foundations for students' understanding and learning in geography. From 'doorstop geography' in around the school and local area, to 'migration and controversy' covering hot-topic global issues, each section and idea in this book provides effective, fun and memorable strategies for creating an outstanding learning experience for your students.

100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding Geography Lessons (100 Ideas for Teachers)

by David Rogers

100 Ideas: Quick - Easy - Inspired - OutstandingA new addition to the best-selling 100 Ideas series, offering teachers quick and easy ways to engage students, convey complex knowledge, and build solid foundations for students' understanding and learning in geography. From 'doorstop geography' in around the school and local area, to 'migration and controversy' covering hot-topic global issues, each section and idea in this book provides effective, fun and memorable strategies for creating an outstanding learning experience for your students.

100 Ideas For Secondary Teachers: Outstanding Music Department (PDF)

by My-Hanh Doan Dave Guinane

100 Ideas for and Outstanding Music Department would provided much needed ideas for secondary music school teachers across the UK and Ireland. There are very few resources for music departments, yet many interesting initiatives being pioneered and shared over social media amongst other networks. This book would compile together a large number of ideas to inspire and equip new teachers, and share good and innovative practice. The 100 Ideas for Teachers series offers early years, primary and secondary practitioners/teachers quick and practical ideas, tips, advice and/or activities to improve specific areas of their teaching in an accessible, dip in and out format. In making this relevant for a Secondary Music Department, My-Hanh Doan and Dave Guinane have focussed on four main areas: the classroom, extra-curricular activities, the department and the wider school. Their ideas cover Key Stage 3 to A-level, and cover areas from behaviour, homework, kick-starting orchestras through to ensembles, trips and tours, social media strategies and much more. An invaluable resource for every secondary teacher.

100 Ideas for Supply Teachers: Secondary Edition (Continuum One Hundreds)

by Julia Murphy

Supply teaching can be very difficult - if it's not the students that are being difficult it's the permanant members of staff. Julia Murphy provides one hundred ideas on how to handle the pitfalls of being a supply teacher. The first twenty ideas are general practical ideas such as how to act in the staffroom and what equipment is needed to get through the day. The remaining sections each deal with a subject and include ideas such as warm up activities and how to carry on the topic if faced with more than one lesson with a class.

100 Ideas for Supporting Pupils with Dyslexia (Continuum One Hundreds)

by Shannon Green Gavin Reid

This useful, resourceful and practical guide provides those working with dyslexic children one hundred ideas of how to support their learning development. Lists range from identifying the needs of individual pupils and their learning styles to developing pupils reading, writing, numeric and communication skills.

100 Ideas for Teaching Design and Technology (Continuum One Hundreds)

by David Spendlove

Useful and resourceful - this book is ideal for trainees, NQTs and experienced teachers alike.*100 inspirational ideas on teaching, learning and assessing design and technology*Each one has been successfully tried and tested*Ideas range from understanding the place design and technology has in the modern school to creative teaching strategies.

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