Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (2nd Revised edition)
By: John J. Collins (author)Paperback
John J. Collins' Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most reliable and widely adopted critical textbooks at undergraduate and graduate levels alike, and for good reason. Enriched by decades of classroom teaching, it is aimed explicitly at motivated students regardless of their previous exposure to the Bible or faith commitments. Collins proceeds through the canon of the Old Testament and the apocrypha, judiciously presenting the current state of historical, archaeological, and literary understanding of the biblical text, and engaging the student in questions of significance and interpretation for the contemporary world. The second edition has been revised where more recent scholarship indicates it, and is now presented in a refreshing new format.
John J. Collins is Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale Divinity School and author of many works, including from Fortress Press Daniel (Hermeneia, 1994) and Encounters with Biblical Theology (2005).
Preface; Introduction; Part 1: The Torah/Pentateuch; Part 2: The Deuteronomistic History; Part 3: Prophecy; Part 4: The Writings; Glossary; Indexes.
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2nd Revised edition
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