An Introduction to the Old Testament Paperback

Sacred Texts and Imperial Contexts of the Hebrew Bible

by David M. Carr;

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An Introduction to the Old Testament

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This comprehensive, introductory textbook is unique in exploring the emergence of the Hebrew Bible in the broader context of world history. It particularly focuses on the influence of pre-Roman empires, empowering students with a richer understanding of Old Testament historiography. * Provides a historical context for students learning about the development and changing interpretations of biblical texts * Examines how these early stories were variously shaped by interaction with the Mesopotamian and Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, and Hellenistic empires * Incorporates recent research on the formation of the Pentateuch * Reveals how key biblical texts came to be interpreted by Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faiths * Includes numerous student-friendly features, such as study questions, review sections, bibliographies, timelines, and illustrations and photos

An Introduction to the Old Testament by David M. Carr was published by John Wiley and Sons Ltd in April 2010 and is our 61188th best seller. The ISBN for An Introduction to the Old Testament is 9781405184670.

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Details for An Introduction to the Old Testament

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Ltd (April 2010)
Number of Pages296
Thickness13 mm
Height244 mm
Width187 mm
Product Code2642280
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