The Old Testament World

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9780136340492: The Old Testament World

Written by two leading Old Testament scholars with a wide range of expertise, this unique introduction describes the historical, social and cultural setting in which the Old Testament was written and a description of the major genres of literature that it contains. It seeks therefore to illuminate the literature of the Old Testament by showing how it was shaped by the events, social structures, and religions and intellectual ideas of the ancient civilizations and cultures in which it was produced. Unlike most Introductions, it does not build largely on the traditional formats. It also reflects the huge changes that our understanding of the Old Testament has undergone in the recent decades Rather than a conventional canonical-theological approach, the book offers an approach for those interested in the Old Testament as a monumental cultural achievement, ideal for students of ancient history and religion in general as well as theology, and requires a minimum of prior knowledge or expertise.

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Philip R. Davies is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield, UK.

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This book is divided into four parts. Part 1 places the Old Testament and its people in geographical, social, and political context. Part 2 reconstructs the history of Israel using sound historical method. And while Part 3 breaks down the Old Testament into genres, subjecting each to literary analysis, Part 4 tells how the Old Testament was formed. There is nothing new here, but that isn't the point; the authors' purpose is to teach the essentials of modern biblical scholarship. Clearly written, and clarified by numerous photographs and charts, the text is aimed at lay readers and will enhance their understanding, not of the scholarship, but of the Old Testament itself. Recommended for all biblical collections, though this is not for literalists.
- Steven Hupp, Eisenhower P.L., Harwood Heights, Ill.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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