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The Oxford History of the Biblical World

Hardback|Jan 1999
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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....


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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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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
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Michael D Coogan (Ed)

Michael D. Coogan is Lecturer on Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at Harvard Divinity School and Director of Publications for the Harvard Semitic Museum. Among other works, he is editor of "The New Oxford Annotated Bible" and Oxford Biblical Studies Online.

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