πŸ“’ Author : John Joseph Collins
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2007
πŸ“’ Pages : 324
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780800662073
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : A Short Introduction brings the erudition of John Collins's well-regarded Introduction to the Hebrew Bible with CD-ROM (2004) to a wider audience. A marvel of conciseness, A Short Introduction provides more student-friendly features than the larger Introduction, including new charts and maps, more illustrations, chapter summaries, illuminating vignettes, and selected bibliographies. A dedicated website includes test banks and classroom resources geared for the busy professor.


πŸ“’ Author : John J. Collins
πŸ“’ Publisher : Fortress Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-09-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 336
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781451484359
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : A marvel of conciseness, John J. Collins’ A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is quickly becoming one of the most popular introductory textbooks in colleges and university classrooms. Here the erudition of Collins’ renowned Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is combined with even more student-friendly features, including charts, maps, photographs, chapter summaries, illuminating vignettes, and bibliographies for further reading. The second edition has been carefully revised to take the latest scholarly developments into account. A dedicated website includes test banks and classroom resources for the busy instructor.


πŸ“’ Author : Tod Linafelt
πŸ“’ Publisher : Oxford University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-03-03
πŸ“’ Pages : 128
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780195300079
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : The Hebrew Bible, or Christian Old Testament, contains some of the finest literature that we have. This biblical literature has a place not only in the synagogue or the church but also among the classics of world literature. The stories of Jacob and David, for instance, present the earliest surviving examples of literary characters whose development the reader follows over the length of a lifetime. Elsewhere, as in the books of Esther or Ruth, readers find a snapshot of a particular, fraught moment that will define the character. The Hebrew Bible also provides quite a few high points of lyric poetry, from the praise and lament of the Psalms to the double entendres in the love of poetry of the Song of Songs. In short, the Bible can be celebrated not only as religious literature but, quite simply, as literature. This book offers a thorough and lively introduction to the Bible's two primary literary modes, narrative and poetry, foregrounding the nuances of plot, character, metaphor, structure and design, and intertextual allusions. Tod Linafelt thus gives readers the tools to fully experience and appreciate the Old Testament's literary achievement. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


πŸ“’ Author : Claude Goldsmid Montefiore
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1936
πŸ“’ Pages : 157
πŸ“’ ISBN : STANFORD:36105008705969
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

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πŸ“’ Author : Michael D. Coogan
πŸ“’ Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2015-09-15
πŸ“’ Pages : 496
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0190238593
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Bible

SYNOPSIS : "This is a shorter version of Coogan's The Old Testament, for instructors who prefer a more concise textbook. Acclaimed for its balance, readability, and scholarship, it introduces students to the biblical books in their historical contexts. Coogan draws on his extensive knowledge and experience to incorporate into the text ancient Near Eastern sources and archaeological data that enhance the understanding of the Bible. The primary methodology is thus historical-critical, but Coogan also introduces students to other interpretive strategies, including current ones. The many charts, photographs, line drawings, and maps are fully integrated into the text, as is the color inset that deals with Jerusalem in biblical times. Strategically placed informational boxes deal in detail with issues that often puzzle readers of the Bible, provide models of interpretation of particular texts, and discuss their significance for Judaism and Christianity. Important names and terms are highlighted in the text, and are defined in the glossary in the back"--


πŸ“’ Author : Michael David Coogan
πŸ“’ Publisher : Oxford University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013
πŸ“’ Pages : 608
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0199946612
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Lucidly written by leading biblical scholar Michael D. Coogan, this balanced, engaging, and up-to-date introduction to the Hebrew scriptures distills the best of current scholarship. Employing the narrative chronology of the Bible itself and the history of the ancient Near East as a framework, Coogan covers all the books of the Hebrew Bible, along with the deuterocanonical books included in the Bible used by many Christians. He works from a primarily historical and critical methodology but also introduces students to literary analysis and other interpretive strategies. NEW TO THIS EDITION * Updates and revisions throughout, including new material on recent archaeological discoveries, new translations of many of the ancient texts, and new and revised maps and illustrations * A new Table of Weights and Measures that provides modern equivalents for biblical weights and measures * Expanded study aids at the end of each chapter, including additional "Important Terms," expanded "Questions for Review" sections, and updated bibliographies * An updated Instructor's Manual with Computerized Test Bank on CD * An updated Companion Website at www.oup.com/us/coogan containing numerous resources for students and instructors A FREE 6-month subscription to Oxford Biblical Studies Online (www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com)--a $180 value--is included with the purchase of every new copy of this text. SAVE YOUR STUDENTS 20%! This text is available in a discounted package with The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version, College Edition, Fourth Edition. To assign this package, order package ISBN 978-0-19-935856-4. For additional Bibles and packaging options, contact your Oxford University Press Representative at 800.280.0280


πŸ“’ Author : Michael D. Coogan
πŸ“’ Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011
πŸ“’ Pages : 562
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0195378407
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, Second Edition continues to be a balanced, engaging, and up-to-date introduction to the Hebrew scriptures, which distills the best of current scholarship. Employing the narrative chronology of the Bible itself and the history of the ancient Near East as a framework, author Michael D. Coogan covers all the books of the Hebrew Bible, along with the deuterocanonical books included in the Bible used by many Christians. He treats every book of the canon with careful attention to its historical context, its particular genre, and its distinctive features. Working in detail with ancient Near Eastern sources and archaeological data, Coogan works from a primarily historical and critical methodology but also introduces readers to literary analysis and current interpretive strategies.


πŸ“’ Author : Timothy Lim
πŸ“’ Publisher : Oxford University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2005-11-24
πŸ“’ Pages : 138
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780192806598
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Since their accidental discovery in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have been hailed as the greatest manuscript discovery ever made. Amidst the conspiracies, politics, and sensational claims, however, it can be difficult to separate myth from reality. In this Very Short Introduction , Timothy Lim presents the facts and leading theories behind the cultural and historical background of the scrolls, revealing much about the Old Testament and the origins of Christianity and Judaism. He also tells the fascinating story of the scrolls since their discovery, explains the science behind their deciphering and dating, and does not omit the characters, scandals, and controversies that have hastened the scrolls' rise to the status of cultural icon.


πŸ“’ Author : Michael Coogan
πŸ“’ Publisher : Oxford University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2008-03-28
πŸ“’ Pages : 160
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780199885442
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Eminent biblical scholar Michael D. Coogan offers here a wide-ranging and stimulating exploration of the Old Testament, illuminating its importance as history, literature, and sacred text. Coogan explains the differences between the Bible of Jewish tradition (the "Hebrew Bible") and the Old Testament of Christianity, and also examines the different contents of the Bibles used by Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox Christians, and Protestants. He looks at the rise of modern biblical scholarship as well as the recovery of ancient Near Eastern literatures and their significance for biblical interpretation. Coogan explores the use of invented dialogue and historical fiction in the Old Testament, the presence of mythic elements in apparently historical accounts, and the relationship of ancient Israelite myths to those of their neighbors. The book considers the Old Testament's idea of divine justice, especially in Ecclesiastes and Job, and looks at notions of the afterlife in the ancient Near East and in ancient Israel. Coogan highlights the significance of the history and literature of the Old Testament and describes how non-biblical evidence, such as archaeological data and texts, has placed the Old Testament in a larger and more illuminating context. The book also discusses law and ritual in the Bible as well as the biblical understandings of prophecy. Here then is a marvelous overview of one of the great pillars of Western religion and culture, a book whose significance has endured for thousands of years and which remains vitally important today for Jews, Christians, and Muslims worldwide. About the Series: Oxford's Very Short Introductions offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given topic. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how it has developed and influenced society. Whatever the area of study, whatever the topic that fascinates the reader, the series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.


πŸ“’ Author : Stephen B. Chapman
πŸ“’ Publisher : Cambridge University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-07-12
πŸ“’ Pages : 504
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780521883207
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : This volume features an impressive array of leading biblical scholars and presents an illuminating and lively cross-section of this traditional field of study. Treating core topics and changing methodologies within twenty-three comprehensive chapters, this Companion provides an outstanding introduction to the historical origins and literary character of the canonical literature.