Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible

ISBN-10: 0198601182
ISBN-13: 9780198601180
Edition: 2001
Authors: John Rogerson
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/19/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 412
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.904
Language: English

Here is the story of a book--the Bible--a book like no other, which has been in continuous use for nearly 2000 years. In this new Oxford history, a distinguished team of scholars presents an authoritative account of that story, richly illustrated, and based on the latest research. Readers will learn how a collection of writings in Semitic languages and in Greek--writings that we now call the Books of the Bible--developed over a period of about 800 years and how, even before the Bible existed as one volume, its constituent parts were interpreted and subjected to a scrutiny that no other writing has had to endure. The contributors trace the routes by which the canon of Scripture was determined, shedding light on the many controversies over which writings should be regarded as authoritative and which should be considered Apocrypha and hidden from public use. They describe how over centuries the writings were copied, translated, and printed, and how they were interpreted in Judaism and in the churches in the East and West. It concludes with surveys of how the Bible is used today in feminist criticism, and in the movements for theological liberation in Latin America, Africa, and Europe. The volume also features an index and a guide to further reading. Written by an international team of 17 renowned biblical scholars, and handsomely illustrated with over 150 black-and-white illustrations and 24 pages of color plates, The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible is an essential resource for everyone interested in the origin and interpretation of the Word of God.

List of Plates
Information on Contributors
Introduction
The Making of the Bible
The Historical Background
The Old Testament
The Apocrypha
The New Testament
The Making of the Bible
Text and Translation
The Hebrew Bible
The Apocrypha
The New Testament
Modern Translations
The Study and Use of the Bible
Preface
The Early Church
The Middle Ages to the Reformation
The Reformation to 1700
1700 to the Present
The Bible in the Eastern Churches
The Bible in Judaism
The Bible in Literature
Contemporary Interpretation
Preface
Feminist Scholarship
Liberation Theology: Latin America
Liberation Theology: Africa and the Bible
Liberation Theology: Europe
Epilogue
Further Reading
Acknowledgement of Sources
Index

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