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Scribes and Schools (Library Of Ancient Israel Series)

Philip R Davies

Scribes and Schools (Library Of Ancient Israel Series)

Philip R Davies

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Scribes and Schoolsis an examination of the processes which led to the canonization of the Hebrew Bible. Philip Davies sheds light on the social reasons for the development of the canon and in so doing presents a clear picture of how the Bible came into being.

Volumes in the Library of Ancient Israel draw on multiple disciplines--such as archaeology, anthropology, sociology, linguistics, and literary criticism--to illuminate the everyday realities and social subtleties these ancient cultures experienced. This series employs sophisticated methods resulting in original contributions that depict the reality of the people behind the Hebrew Bible and interprets these insights for a wide variety of readers.



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Scribes and Schoolsis an examination of the processes which led to the canonization of the Hebrew Bible. Philip Davies sheds light on the social reasons for the development of the canon and in so doing presents a clear picture of how the Bible came into being.

Volumes in the Library of Ancient Israel draw on multiple disciplines--such as archaeology, anthropology, sociology, linguistics, and literary criticism--to illuminate the everyday realities and social subtleties these ancient cultures experienced. This series employs sophisticated methods resulting in original contributions that depict the reality of the people behind the Hebrew Bible and interprets these insights for a wide variety of readers.


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Meet the Author

Philip R Davies

Emeritus Professor Philip Davies was educated at Oxford and (Ph.D., University of St Andrews), and he taught in Ghana before he was appointed at Sheffield.

His major interests are in intertestamental and rabbinic literature and in the Persian and Hellenistic periods. He is an expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls, and has written four books on that subject: 1QM: The War Scroll from Qumran; Qumran; The Damascus Covenant and Behind the Essenes. He is co-author with John Rogerson of the textbook, The Old Testament World, and author of a book on Old Testament history, In Search of 'Ancient Israel'.

He and Professor Clines founded the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, and he sits on the board of the Supplement Series of monographs.

He is also Executive Officer of the European Association of Biblical Studies and an Editor of Equinox Publishing.

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