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The Bible as Literature: An Introduction

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As in the widely popular earlier editions, the latest revision of this comprehensive and systematic text approaches the Bible from a literary/historical perspective, studying it as a body of writing produced by real people who intended to convey messages to actual audiences. Avoiding assessments of the Bible's truth or authority, the authors maintain a rigorously objective tone as they discuss such major issues as the forms and strategies of biblical writing, its actual historical and physical settings, the process of canon formation, and the nature of biblical genres including prophecy, apocalypse, and gospel.

The fifth edition features a new coauthor, David Citino; a new chapter by contributor Nicola Denzey on the essential yet often overlooked role of women in the Bible; and a new appendix on modern approaches to the Bible. It also incorporates new maps, a timeline, updated bibliographies, and revised material throughout. This objective, easy-to-use, and exciting presentation of the Bible is indispensable to students and accessible to general readers.

Table of Contents

To the Reader

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. Judaism in the Intertestamental Period

12. The Hellenistic Background of the New Testament

13. Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha: The Outside Books

14. The Gospels

15. Acts and the Letters

16. The Text of the Bible

17. Translating the Bible

18. The Religious Use and Interpretation of the Bible

19. Women and the Bible

Appendix 1: The Name of Israel's God

Appendix 2: Writing in Biblical Times

Appendix 3: Palestine in the Intertestamental Period

Appendix 4: Varieties of Biblical Criticism

Glossary of Literary Terms

Timeline: 1000 B.C.E.-1611 C.E.

Maps

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195179071
Subtitle:
An Introduction
Author:
Gabel, John B. (edt)
Author:
null, David
Author:
Citino, David
Author:
Wheeler, Charles B.
Author:
null, Anthony D.
Author:
Gabel, John B.
Author:
null, Charles B
Author:
null, Nicola
Author:
Denzey, Nicola
Author:
null, John B.
Author:
York, Anthony
Author:
York, Anthony D.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Subject:
Bible - Study - General
Subject:
Bible - Stories - General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Classical
Subject:
Bible as literature
Subject:
Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - General
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Ancient
Subject:
English | World Literature | Ancient
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Christianity-Biblical Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Number:
5
Edition Description:
Fifth
Publication Date:
20051103
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 illus. and 4 maps
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
6 x 9.2 x 0.9 in 1.3 lb

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