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The Old Testament World

Philip R DaviesJohn Rogerson

The Old Testament World

Philip R DaviesJohn Rogerson

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Written by two leading Old Testament scholars and widely used throughout the world, Philip Davies and John Rogerson'sThe Old Testament Worlddescribes the historical, social, and cultural setting in which the Old Testament was written and examines the major genres of literature that it contains. Ideally suited for college-level introductory classes, it illuminates the literature of the Old Testament by showing how it was shaped by the events, social structures, and religious and intellectual ideas of the ancient civilizations and cultures in which it was produced.



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Written by two leading Old Testament scholars and widely used throughout the world, Philip Davies and John Rogerson'sThe Old Testament Worlddescribes the historical, social, and cultural setting in which the Old Testament was written and examines the major genres of literature that it contains. Ideally suited for college-level introductory classes, it illuminates the literature of the Old Testament by showing how it was shaped by the events, social structures, and religious and intellectual ideas of the ancient civilizations and cultures in which it was produced.


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Meet the Authors

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.

John Rogerson

John Rogerson is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield, England. He is the author of numerous books including the Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 246285
  • Product Code 0664230253
  • EAN 9780664230258
  • Pages 250
  • Department Academic
  • Category Reference
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication Date Jan 2006
  • Sales Rank #23972
  • Dimensions 242 x 157 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.356kg

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