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Cambridge Companion to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament (Stephen B Chapman) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2016) 9780521709651
Cambridge Companion to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament (Stephen B Chapman) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2016) 9780521709651
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Title: Cambridge Companion to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

Author: Chapman, Stephen B

Additional Authors or Contributors: Marvin A. Sweeney (eds)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2016

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521709651

Volumes: 1; Pages: 540

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This Companion offers a concise and engaging introduction to the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. Providing an up-to-date 'snapshot' of scholarship, it includes essays, specially commissioned for this volume, by twenty-three leading scholars. The volume examines a range of topics, including the historical and religious contexts for the contents of the biblical canon, and critical approaches and methods, as well as newer topics such as the Hebrew Bible in Islam, Western art and literature, and contemporary politics. This Companion is an excellent resource for students at university and graduate level, as well as for laypeople and scholars in other fields who would like to gain an understanding of the current state of the academic discussion. The book does not presume prior knowledge, nor does it engage in highly technical discussions, but it does go into greater detail than a typical introductory textbook.

Table of Contents

Part I. Text and Canon:

1. Texts, titles, and translations, James C. VanderKam

2. Collections, canons, and communities, Stephen B. Chapman

Part II. Historical Background:

3. The ancient Near Eastern context, Kenton L. Sparks

4. The history of Israelite religion, Brent A. Strawn

5. The Hebrew Bible and history, Marc Zvi Brettler

Part III. Methods and Approaches:

6. Historical-critical methods, John J. Collins

7. Social science models, Victor H. Matthews

8. Literary approaches to the Hebrew Bible, Adele Berlin

Part IV. Subcollections and Genres:

9. The Pentateuch and Israelite law, Thomas B. Dozeman

10. The former prophets and historiography, Richard D. Nelson

11. The latter prophets and prophecy, Marvin A. Sweeney

12. The Psalms and Hebrew poetry, William P. Brown

13. Wisdom, Samuel E. Balentine

14. Late historical books and rewritten history, Ehud Ben Zvi

15. The biblical short story, Lawrence M. Wills

16. Apocalyptic writings, Stephen L. Cook

17. Deuterocanonical/apocryphal books, Sharon Pace

Part V. Reception and Use:

18. The Hebrew Bible in Judaism, Frederick E. Greenspahn

19. The Old Testament in Christianity, R. W. L. Moberly

20. The Hebrew Bible in Islam, Walid A. Saleh

21. The Hebrew Bible in art and literature, David Lyle Jeffrey

22. The Old Testament in public: the Ten Commandments, evolution, and Sabbath closing laws, Nancy J. Duff

23. The theology of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, John Goldingay.
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