The Oxford History of the Biblical World
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Michael D. Coogan, editor of the New Oxford Annotated Bible, 3rd ed. and co-editor of the Oxford Companion to the Bible, is currently director of publications for the Harvard Semitic Museum and Professor of Religious Studies at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts.
Voldomer said Get the hardcover edition, not the paperback. This truly is an excellent resource, as discussed by other reviewers. Unfortunately, though, the paperback version is not just a reprint of the hardback in floppy covers. Instead, many of the visual features that contribute so much to the appeal of the hardback edition have been removed. Admittedly several remain, including a section of color plates in the middl. A balanced and realistic perspective on the world that produced the Bible Robert Hayes Like last summer when I read through THE OXFORD HISTORY OF ISLAM, this time I read through THE OXFORD HISTORY OF THE BIBLICAL WORLD. While I wasn't familiar with most of the material in the former, I was at least nominally familiar with a lot of the material presented in this volume. And as a consequence, I was able to absorb (and finish) it a lot quicker. It co. Good desk reference Amazon Customer Met Expectations. Highly recommend as a good desk reference with citations for follow-on study
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. Broad, authoritative, and engaging, The Oxford History of the Biblical World will illuminate for any reader the ancient world from which the Bible emerged.. 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. The Oxford History of theBiblical World incorporates the best of this scholarship
Organized chronologically, the essays explore the many cultures of ancient Canaan, Israel, Judea, and Palestine from 10,000 B.C.E. Illustrations, maps, charts, chronologies, and bibliographies enhance the uniformly well-written essays. These contributors bring varied perspectives to their work as they draw from new primary and secondary sources based on recent archaeological excavations (often their own) and on translations of texts such as the Dead Sea Scrolls. From Library Journal Coogan (religious studies, Stonehill Coll.) has assembled a dozen scholars with impressive credentials in ancient Near Eastern studies to assist him in creating this work of immense scope. Carlisle, Southern Illinois Univ., Edwardsvill.-?Linda V. 72.?Ed.?Linda V. to