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Carr, David M.

An Introduction to the Old Testament: Sacred Texts and Imperial Contexts of the Hebrew Bible

Carr, David M. - An Introduction to the Old Testament: Sacred Texts and Imperial Contexts of the Hebrew Bible, ebook

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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

Keywords: Hebrew bible, Hellenistic empires, Pentateuch, biblical history, Torah

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2009
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
288 pages
Category
Religions
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781444319958
Printed ISBN
9781405184687

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