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Bible as Literature

ISBN-10: 0195128532
ISBN-13: 9780195128536
Edition: 4th 2000 (Revised)
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Description: Unlike other texts on the Bible, This book applies the results of the last 200 years' biblical scholarship to understanding the historical formation of the Bible. The authors discuss issues such as the literary forms and strategies of the biblical  More...

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Book details

List price: $44.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/13/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Unlike other texts on the Bible, This book applies the results of the last 200 years' biblical scholarship to understanding the historical formation of the Bible. The authors discuss issues such as the literary forms and strategies of the biblical authors, the historical and physical setting in which the Bible stories were originally shaped, literatures from parallel, non-biblical cultures, the process of canon formation, the nature of biblical literary genres, and the problems of translation. This book is intended to supplement the reading of the bible itself.

To the Reader
The Bible as Literature
Literary Forms and Strategies in the Bible
Ancient Near Eastern Literature and the Bible
The Bible and History
The Physical Setting of the Bible
The Formation of the Canon
The Composition of the Pentateuch
The Prophetic Writings
The Wisdom Literature
The Apocalyptic Literature
Judaism in the Intertestamental Period
The Hellenistic Background of the New Testament
Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha: The Outside Books
The Gospels
Acts and the Letters
The Text of the Bible
Translating the Bible
The Religious Use and Interpretation of the Bible
The Name of Israel's God
Writing in Biblical Times
Palestine in the Intertestamental Period
Review Questions
Glossary of Literary Terms
Index

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