The Old Testament: Text and Context (Google eBook)

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Baker Books, Mar 1, 2012 - Religion - 336 pages
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This substantially updated edition of a classroom standard provides students with an accessible introduction to the literature, history, and social context of the Old Testament. Written by two seasoned Old Testament professors, the book pays attention to methodology, archaeology, history, and literary genre and includes illustrations, sidebars, maps, and study questions.
  

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Contents

Preface to Third edition ix Law Codes
54
introduction 1
66
Chronological Periods of Biblical History 19 Oral Tradition and the Development of the 3 the early Monarchic Period
83
the Late Monarchic Period
125
the exile and the Persian
181
the Hellenistic Period
257
concluding remarks
283
Glossary of Terms and Concepts
291
Index of Names and Subjects
299
Index of Ancient Sources
310
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About the author (2012)

Victor H. Matthews (PhD, Brandeis University) is dean of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs and professor of religious studies at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. He is the author of numerous books, including Manners and Customs in the Bible, Studying the Ancient Israelites, Old Testament Turning Points, and The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Genesis-Deuteronomy. James C. Moyer (PhD, Brandeis University) is professor of religious studies at Missouri State University and the author of numerous articles.

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