The Bible As Literature: An Introduction / Edition 5

The Bible As Literature: An Introduction / Edition 5

by John B. Gabel, Charles B. Wheeler, Anthony D. York, David Citino
     
 

As in the widely popular earlier editions, the latest revision of this comprehensive and systematic text approaches the Bible from a literary/historical perspective, studying it as a body of writing produced by real people who intended to convey messages to actual audiences. Avoiding assessments of the Bible's truth or authority, the authors maintain a rigorously

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As in the widely popular earlier editions, the latest revision of this comprehensive and systematic text approaches the Bible from a literary/historical perspective, studying it as a body of writing produced by real people who intended to convey messages to actual audiences. Avoiding assessments of the Bible's truth or authority, the authors maintain a rigorously objective tone as they discuss such major issues as the forms and strategies of biblical writing, its actual historical and physical settings, the process of canon formation, and the nature of biblical genres including prophecy, apocalypse, and gospel.
The fifth edition features a new coauthor, David Citino; a new chapter by contributor Nicola Denzey on the essential yet often overlooked role of women in the Bible; and a new appendix on modern approaches to the Bible. It also incorporates new maps, a timeline, updated bibliographies, and revised material throughout. This objective, easy-to-use, and exciting presentation of the Bible is indispensable to students and accessible to general readers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195179071
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/03/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
562,518
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

To the Reader
1. The Bible as Literature
2. Literary Forms and Strategies in the Bible
3. Ancient Near Eastern Literature and the Bible
4. The Bible and History
5. The Physical Setting of the Bible
6. The Formation of the Canon
7. The Composition of the Pentateuch
8. The Prophetic Writings
9. The Wisdom Literature
10. The Apocalyptic Literature
11. Judaism in the Intertestamental Period
12. The Hellenistic Background of the New Testament
13. Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha: The Outside Books
14. The Gospels
15. Acts and the Letters
16. The Text of the Bible
17. Translating the Bible
18. The Religious Use and Interpretation of the Bible
19. Women and the Bible
Appendix 1: The Name of Israel's God
Appendix 2: Writing in Biblical Times
Appendix 3: Palestine in the Intertestamental Period
Appendix 4: Varieties of Biblical Criticism
Glossary of Literary Terms
Timeline: 1000 B.C.E.-1611 C.E.
Maps
Index

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