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An Introduction to the Old Testament : Sacred Texts and Imperial Contexts of the Hebrew Bible
by David M. Carr


Overview - This comprehensive, introductory textbook is unique in exploring the emergence of the Hebrew Bible in the broader context of world history. It particularly focuses on the influence of pre-Roman empires, empowering students with a richer understanding of Old Testament historiography.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This comprehensive, introductory textbook is unique in exploring the emergence of the Hebrew Bible in the broader context of world history. It particularly focuses on the influence of pre-Roman empires, empowering students with a richer understanding of Old Testament historiography.
  • Provides a historical context for students learning about the development and changing interpretations of biblical texts
  • Examines how these early stories were variously shaped by interaction with the Mesopotamian and Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, and Hellenistic empires
  • Incorporates recent research on the formation of the Pentateuch
  • Reveals how key biblical texts came to be interpreted by Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faiths
  • Includes numerous student-friendly features, such as study questions, review sections, bibliographies, timelines, and illustrations and photos

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781405184670
  • ISBN-10: 1405184671
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Publish Date: March 2010
  • Page Count: 276


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Books > Religion > Biblical Biography - Old Testament
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