The Old Testament: Text and Context

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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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User Review  - E.A. Hensley -

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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User Review  - russell jones -

This book does not beleive in the inerancy of the bible. They treat what God directed as man scheming to get his own way. Many of the early stories of the bible are treated as myths or borrowed from other cultures. I would not recommend buying this book. Read full review


Preface to Third edition ix Law Codes
introduction 1
Chronological Periods of Biblical History 19 Oral Tradition and the Development of the 3 the early Monarchic Period
the Late Monarchic Period
the exile and the Persian
the Hellenistic Period
concluding remarks
Glossary of Terms and Concepts
Index of Names and Subjects
Index of Ancient Sources

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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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