The Old Testament: text and context

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Hendrickson Publishers, 2005 - Religion - 357 pages
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Explore the literature, history and social context of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and their relevance for making sense of this ancient collection. This significant revision of a classroom standard pays particular attention to the original Mediterranean context--how it differs from modern Western culture--and its importance for interpretation.

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This is a fantastic textbook on the Old Testament! I have read several, and this is the best one I have seen for beginning Bible/theology students. The book is highly accessible/readable with ... Read full review

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I bought this book because I wanted to get a look into the history, society and culture of the Old Testament from a Christian viewpoint. However, this book treats the Bible as an errant, man-made myth ... Read full review


Outline of Israelite History
Oral Tradition and the Development of the Canon

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Victor H. Matthews (Ph.D., Brandeis University) is professor of religious studies and associate dean of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs at Missouri State University. He is the author or coauthor of twelve books, including The Social World of Ancient Israel, Old Testament Parallels, and The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament.

Professor or religious studies at Southwestern Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri