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04 November 2011

480 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199830114


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A Brief Introduction to the Old Testament

The Hebrew Bible in Its Context

Second Edition

Michael D. Coogan

Engaging and accessible to students from all backgrounds, thjs volume is an updated, concise, and more pedagogical version of Michael D. Coogan's best-selling The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, Second Edition (OUP, 2010). Coogan works primarily from a historical and critical methodology but also introduces students to literary analysis and other interpretive strategies. Fully revised for even easier readability, the second edition offers additional coverage of such compelling topics as levirate marriage, the law of talion, and traditionally pure and impure foods.

New to this Edition:

  • · Fully revised for clarity and readability, with additional coverage on topics like levirate marriage, the law of talion, and traditionally pure and impure foods.
  • · Thoroughly updated General Bibliography and Chapter Bibliographies.
  • · Ten new and revised illustrations and maps.
  • · Three new Boxes: 3.3 "Myth and the Bible", 3.4 "God" and "the LORD (God)", and 12.1 "The Judges of Israel in the Book of Judges"
  • · Timelines and Glossary expanded and improved.
  • · A new table in the Appendix that depicts the modern equivalents for biblical weights and measures.
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