The Bible as Literature

The Bible as Literature : An Introduction

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This systematic introduction to the study of the Bible as literature covers such major issues as the forms and strategies of biblical writing, the actual historical and physical settings of that writing, the process of canon formation, the sources of the Pentateuch, and the nature of such literary biblical genres as prophecy, apocalypse, and gospel. Each chapter is an independent yet related essay. The third edition, with revised text and new further reading lists, includes two new chapters on the influence of Middle Eastern literatures on the Bible and on the textual sources of printed Bibles.
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  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 154.94 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 521.63g
  • New York, United States
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • line figures
  • 0195092856
  • 9780195092851

Table of contents

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: The Intertestamental Period. 12: Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha: The Outside Books. 13: The Gospels. 14: Acts and the Letters. 15: The Text of the Bible. 16: Translating the Bible. 17: The Religious Use and Interpretation of the Bible. Appendix I: The Name of Israel's God. Appendix II: Writing in Biblical Times. Index
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