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    Introduction to the Bible (Open Yale Courses) (Paperback) By (author) Christine Elizabeth Hayes

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    DescriptionThis book examines the small library of 24 separate books common to all Jewish and Christian Bibles - books that preserve the efforts of diverse individuals over the span of many centuries to make sense of their personal experiences and those of their people, the ancient Israelites. Professor Christine Hayes guides her readers through the complexities of this polyphonous literature that has served as a foundational pillar of Western Civilization, underscoring the variety and even disparities among the voices that speak in the biblical texts. Those who authored Old Testament books wrote in many contexts and responded to a sweeping range of crises and questions: political, economic, historical, cultural, philosophical, religious, and moral. In thoughtful chapters devoted to each of the 24 books, Hayes reconstructs the meanings and messages of each author and encourages a deeper appreciation of the historical and cultural settings of the Bible.

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    Introduction to the Bible
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christine Elizabeth Hayes
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 644 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300181791
    ISBN 10: 0300181795

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    Yale University Press
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    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    02 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Christine Hayes is Robert F. and Patricia Ross Weis Professor of Religious Studies, Yale University. She is the author of Between the Babylonian and Palestinian Talmuds, Gentile Impurities and Jewish Identities, and The Emergence of Judaism.