Jewish Bible and the Christian Bible: An Introduction to the History of the Bible

Jewish Bible and the Christian Bible: An Introduction to the History of the Bible

by Julio Trebolle Barrera
     
 

"Other Editions: Hardcover

This wide-ranging handbook presents an overview of our current knowledge on the history of the Bible. Divided into three parts, it shows how the collections of canonical and apocryphal books were formed, explains the transmission and translation of the biblical texts, and

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"Other Editions: Hardcover

This wide-ranging handbook presents an overview of our current knowledge on the history of the Bible. Divided into three parts, it shows how the collections of canonical and apocryphal books were formed, explains the transmission and translation of the biblical texts, and describes biblical interpretation in Judaism and Christianity.

Incorporating the immense amount of information that has become available since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Julio Trebolle Barrera— himself a member of the international team of editors of the Dead Sea Scrolls— sets out to bridge the gaps between widely different areas and trends in the field of biblical studies: canonical and apocryphal literature, written and oral traditions, rabbinic and Christian exegesis and modern critical exegesis, and literal and allegorical interpretation, among others. Uniquely, Trebolle Barrera also looks at the Wirkungsgeschichte of the Bible in relation to the Greek and Roman world, the Renaissance, and the Enlightenment.

Scholars, students, and interested laypeople alike will benefit from the wealth of general information found here as well as the detailed discussion of many topics currently under debate, from the significance of Qumran to the influence of the Semitic and Greek world on Christianity.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802838308
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Pages:
573
Product dimensions:
6.65(w) x 9.73(h) x 1.46(d)

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