The Oxford History of the Biblical World
The best of archeological and biblical traditions are brought together in chronological chapters to present a clear and integrated study of the history, art, architecture, languages, literature, and religions of biblical Israel and early Judaism and Christianity in their larger...
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The best of archeological and biblical traditions are brought together in chronological chapters to present a clear and integrated study of the history, art, architecture, languages, literature, and religions of biblical Israel and early Judaism and Christianity in their larger cultural contexts.
In this impressive 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, archaeologists 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 theBiblical Worldincorporates 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.
Understanding the biblical world is a vital part of understanding the Bible. Broad, authoritative, and engaging,The Oxford History of the Biblical Worldwill illuminate for any reader the ancient world from which the Bible emerged.
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.
- In The Beginning: The Earliest History, Michael D. Coogan
- Before Israel Syria-palestine In The Bronze Age, Wayne T. Pitard
- Bitter Lives - Israel In And Out Of Egypt, Carol A. Redmount
- Forging And Identity - The Emergence Of Ancient Israel, Lawrence E. Stager
- "there Was No King In Israel" The Era Of The Judges, Jo Ann Hackett
- Kinship And Kingship - The Early Monarchy, Carol Meyers
- A Land Divided - Judah And Israel From The Death Of Solomon To The Fall Of
- Samaria, Edward F. Campbell, Jr
- Into Exile - From The Assyrian Conquest Of Israel To The Fall Of Babylon,
- Mordechai Cogan
- Israel Among The Nations - The Persian Period, Mary Joan Winn Leith
- Between Alexandria And Antioch - Jews And Judaism In The Hellenistic
- Period, Leonard J. Greenspoon
- Visions Of Kingdoms - From Pompey To The First Jewish Revolt, Amy-jill
- Churches In Context - The Jesus Movement In The Roman World, Daniel N.
- Transitions And Trajectories - Jews And Christians In The Roman Empire,
- Barbara Geller
- Chronological Table Of Events.