The Cambridge Companion to the Bible (2nd Edition)
"Written by an international team of experts, The Cambridge Companion to the Bible, second edition, provides in-depth information and analysis on the canonical writings of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, as well as the apocryphal works produced by Jewish...
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"Written by an international team of experts, The Cambridge Companion to the Bible, second edition, provides in-depth information and analysis on the canonical writings of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, as well as the apocryphal works produced by Jewish and Christian writers. Throughout, the books offers an expanded focus on the ever-changing social and cultural worlds in which the biblical authors and their original readers lived. Bruce Chilton served as the general editor of the second edition, synthesizing revisions from the authors, information on the most recent archaeological discoveries, and the new secondary literature. Improvements to the look of the book include 107 new photographs, a new color section, and nine newly created maps (for a total of 21). In addition, all of the 250 sidebars have been updated, and 22 of them are new to this edition, collectively illuminating the book's main narrative. The result is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in fully encountering the Bible and its world."--BOOK JACKET.
The Cambridge Companion to the Bible, Second Edition provides in-depth data and analysis of the production and reception of the canonical writings of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, and also of the apocryphal works produced by Jewish and Christian writers. Unique among single-volume introductions, this book focuses on the ever-changing social and cultural contexts in which the biblical authors and their original readers lived. The authors of the first edition were chosen for their internationally recognized expertise in their respective fields: the history and literature of Israel; postbiblical Judaism; biblical archaeology; and the origins and early literature of Christianity. In this second edition, all chapters have been updated and thoroughly revised,under the direction of a new volume editor, Bruce D. Chilton. More than 22 new maps, 90 new photographs and a full-color section help illustrate the book.
Bruce Chilton (Ph.D., Cambridge University) is Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Religion; Chaplain of the College; Executive Director of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. His books include Rabbi Jesus: An Intimate Biography, God in Strength, Rabbi Paul: An Intellectual Biography, Judaic Approaches to the Gospels, Revelation, Trading Places, Jesus' Prayer and Jesus' Eucharist, Forging a Common Future, and Jesus' Baptism and Jesus' Healing. Editor in chief, Bulletin for Biblical Research; founding editor, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Studying the Historical Jesus series (E.J. Brill and Eerdmans). Fellowships and awards: with Jacob Neusner, Choice magazine award, best academic book (1998); Evangelical Scholars Fellowship, A. Whitney Griswold Center (Yale University).
- The Concept Of God's People; Bibliographic Essay; Part I. The Old Testament World: 1. The World Of The Ancestors; 2. The World Of Israel's 'historians'; 3. The World Of Israel's Prophets; 4. The World Of Israel's Worship; 5. The World Of Israel's Sages And Poets; 6. The World Of Apocalyptic; Bibliographical Essay; Part Ii. Jewish Responses To Greco-roman Culture: 1. Preservation And Adaptation: The Encounter With Hellenism; 2. Antiochus Iv And The Maccabean Crisis; 3. Roman Invasion And Jewish Response; 4. Herod The Great; 5. Herod's Heirs; 6. Roman Rule In The First Century C.e.; 7. Mid-first-century Crises; 8. The Jewish World After The Fall Of Jerusalem; Bibliographical Essay; Part Iii. The Formation Of The Christian Community: 1. Jesus And The Covenant; 2. Paul: The Jesus Movement In The Roman World; 3. Christianity Responds To Formative Judaism; 4. Christianity Responds To Roman Culture And Imperial Policy; 5. Diversity In The Church; 6. Attempts To Unify Faith And Practice; Bibliographical Essay.