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ISBN13: 9780195087079
ISBN10: 0195087070
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Here, in one impressively illustrated volume, leading scholars offer compelling glimpses into the biblical world, the world in which prophets, poets, sages, and historians created one of our most important texts--the Bible.

For more than a century, archeologists have been unearthing the tombs, temples, texts, and artifacts of the ancient Near East and the Mediterranean world. Using new approaches, contemporary scholars have begun to synthesize this material with the biblical traditions. The Oxford History of the Biblical World incorporates the best of this scholarship, and in chronologically ordered chapters presents the reader with a readable and integrated study of the history, art, architecture, languages, literatures, and religion of biblical Israel and early Judaism and Christianity in their larger cultural contexts. The authors also examine such issues as the roles of women, the tensions between urban and rural settings, royal and kinship social structures, and official and popular religions of the region. Readers will find that 200 photographs, line drawings, and maps as well as an insert containing 25 color photographs vividly illustrate the history discussed.

Understanding the biblical world is a vital part of understanding the Bible. Broad, authoritative, and visually engaging, The Oxford History of the Biblical World will illuminate for any reader the ancient world from which the Bible emerged.

Synopsis:

A comprehensive, fully illustrated survey of the world from which the Bible emerged. "First class. It merits the highest praise for the best one-volume work on the biblical world".--David N. Freedman, University of San Diego. 24 color plates. 150 halftones. 25 linecuts.

About the Author

Michael D. Coogan received a Ph.D. in Near Eastern languages and literatures from Harvard University. He has excavated in Israel, Jordan, Cyprus, and Egypt. The coeditor ofThe Oxford Companion to the Bible and author of many other books and publications, he is currently director of publications for the Harvard Semitic Museum and professor of religious studies at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195087079
Editor:
Coogan, Michael D.
Preface:
Coogan, Michael D.
Preface by:
Coogan, Michael D.
Preface:
Coogan, Michael D.
Epilogue by:
Geller, Barbara
Epilogue:
Geller, Barbara
Editor:
Coogan, Michael D.
Author:
null, Michael D.
Author:
Coogan, Michael D.
Epilogue:
Geller, Barbara
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Bible - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Civilization, ancient
Subject:
Biblical Reference - General
Subject:
History, World | Ancient
Subject:
Christianity-Biblical Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
142 photos, 3 linecuts and 24 maps
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
7.8 x 9.7 x 1.7 in 3.125 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A comprehensive, fully illustrated survey of the world from which the Bible emerged. "First class. It merits the highest praise for the best one-volume work on the biblical world".--David N. Freedman, University of San Diego. 24 color plates. 150 halftones. 25 linecuts.

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