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The Biblical World

Edited by: Katharine J. Dell

Print publication date:  July  2021
Online publication date:  July  2021

Print ISBN: 9781138932920
eBook ISBN: 9781315678894
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315678894
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Book description

The Biblical World is a comprehensive guide to the contents, historical settings, and social context of the Bible. This new edition is updated with several new chapters as well as a new section on biblical interpretation.?

Contributions from leading scholars in the field present wide-ranging views not just of biblical materials and their literary and linguistic context, but also of the social institutions, history and archaeology, and religious concepts. New chapters cover topics such as the priesthood and festivals, creation and covenant, ethics, and family life, while a new section on biblical interpretation discusses Jewish and Christian bible translation and key thematic emphases, and modern reader-response and cultural approaches.?

This revised edition of The Biblical World offers an up-to-date and thorough survey of the Bible and its world, and will continue to be an invaluable resource for students and scholars of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament and their history and interpretation, as well as anyone working on the societies, religions, and political and cultural institutions that created and influenced these texts.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Old Testament/ Hebrew Bible Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Dead Sea Scrolls Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The New Testament Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Early Christian Apocrypha Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Law Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Historiography Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Prophecy Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Wisdom Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Apocalypticism Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Jewish and Hellenistic novel Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Gospels and Acts Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Letters in the New Testament and in the Greco-Roman world Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Cuneiform myths and epics in the Ancient Near East Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Hebrew and Aramaic languages Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Greek language Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Text and versions Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Text and versions Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Hebrew inscriptions Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Cairo Genizah Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Greek and Roman inscriptions Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Christian inscriptions in a (post-)biblical world Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Biblical archaeology Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Palestine during the Bronze Age Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Palestine during the Iron Age Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Israel's ancestors Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Israel at the time of the united monarchy Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Exile, migration, and diaspora after the fall of Jerusalem in the sixth century BCE Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Israel under Persia and Greece Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Judaea under Roman rule Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Israel's neighbours Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Religion in Israel Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Warfare Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Priesthood and festivals Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The Arts Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Family and everyday life Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Judaism at the turn of the era Download PDF
Chapter  38:  The first churches Download PDF
Chapter  39:  The first churches Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Creation and covenant Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Salvation in Jewish thought Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Salvation in Christian thought Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Ethics Download PDF
Chapter  44:  New Testament christology Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Interpretations of the identity and role of Paul Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Death and afterlife Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Purity and sacrifice Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Jewish Bible translations Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Jewish Bible interpretation Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Christian Bible translation Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Early Christian biblical interpretation Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Modern biblical interpretation Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Reader-response criticism and recent readers  Download PDF
Chapter  54:  The Bible in contemporary culture and society Download PDF
IndexBiblical References Index Download PDF
IndexModern Authors Index Download PDF
IndexGeneral Index Download PDF
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