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New Cambridge History of the Bible: From the Beginnings to 600 (James Carleton Paget) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2013) 9780521859387
New Cambridge History of the Bible: From the Beginnings to 600 (James Carleton Paget) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2013) 9780521859387
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Title: New Cambridge History of the Bible: From the Beginnings to 600

Author: Paget, James Carleton

Additional Authors or Contributors: Joachim Schaper (eds)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2013

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521859387

Volumes: 1; Pages: 1006

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Recent years have witnessed significant discoveries of texts and artefacts relevant to the study of the Old and New Testaments and remarkable shifts in scholarly methods of study. The present volume mirrors the increasing specialization of Old Testament studies, including the Hebrew and Greek Bibles, and reflects rich research activity that has unfolded over the last four decades in Pentateuch theory, Septuagint scholarship, Qumran studies and early Jewish exegesis of biblical texts. The second half of the volume discusses the period running from the New Testament to 600, including chapters on the Coptic, Syriac and Latin bibles, the 'Gnostic' use of the scriptures, pagan engagement with the Bible, the use of the Bible in Christian councils and in popular and non-literary culture. A fascinating in-depth account of the reception of the Bible in the earliest period of its history.

Table of Contents

Preface

Part I. Languages, Writing Systems and Book Production:

1. The language of the Old Testament, Geoffrey Khan

2. Varieties of Greek in the Septuagint and the New Testament, Jan Joosten

3. Writing and book production in the Ancient Near East, William Schniedewind

4. Writing and book production in the Hellenistic and Roman periods, Larry Hurtado and Chris Keith

Part II. The Hebrew Bible and Old Testaments:

5. The text of the Hebrew Bible and its transmission, Eugene Ulrich

6. The literary history of the Hebrew Bible, Joachim Schaper

7. The Old Testament Canons, John Barton

8. The 'Apocryphal' Old Testament, John J. Collins

9. From inner biblical exegesis to Rabbinic exegesis, G�nther Stemberger

10. The Aramaic Targums, Robert Hayward

11. Biblical interpretation in Qumran, Jonathan G. Campbell

12. The Septuagint, Kristin De Troyer

13. Biblical interpretation in Greek Jewish writings, William Horbury

14. Scripture in the Jerusalem temple, Robert Hayward

15. The political and legal uses of scripture, James W. Watts

16. Modern editions of the Hebrew Bible, E. Tov

Part III. The New Testament:

17. The New Testament Canon, Joseph Verheyden

18. The New Testament text and versions, David Parker

19. The 'Apocryphal' New Testament, Keith Elliott

20. The Old Testament in the New Testament, Dale C. Allison

Part IV. Biblical Versions other than the Hebrew and the Greek:

21. The Latin Bible, P.-M. Bogaert

22. The Syriac versions of the Bible, Peter Williams

23. The translation of the Bible into Coptic, Wolf-Peter Funk

Part V. The Reception of the Bible in the Post-New Testament Period:

24. The interpretation of the Bible in the second century, James Carleton Paget

25. Gnostic and Manichean interpretation, Winrich L�hr

26. Origen, Gilles Dorival

27. Eusebius, Michael J. Hollerich

28. Jerome, Adam Kamesar

29. Augustine, Carol Harrison

30. Syriac exegesis, Chip Coakley

31. Figurative readings: their scope and justification, Mark Edwards

32. Traditions of exegesis, Frances Young

33. Pagans and the Bible, Wolfram Kinzig

34. Exegetical genres in the Patristic era, Mark Elliott

35. The Bible in doctrinal development and Christian councils, Thomas Graumann

36. The Bible in liturgy, Gerard Rouwhorst

37. The Bible in popular and non-literary culture, Lucy Grig

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