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22 January 2010

592 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780195378405

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The Old Testament

A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures

Second Edition

Michael D. Coogan

Lucidly written by leading biblical scholar Michael D. Coogan, The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, Second Edition, distills the best of current scholarship. Employing the narrative chronology of the Bible itself and the history of the ancient Near East as a framework, Coogan covers all the books of the Hebrew Bible, along with the deuterocanonical books included in the Bible used by many Christians. Fully updated and revised throughout, the second edition features two new introductory chapters that provide students with the context necessary to analyze the biblical texts. This edition is supplemented by an updated Instructor's Manual and Testbank on CD; a Companion Website at; and a FREE 6-month subscription to Oxford Biblical Studies Online (, edited by Michael D. Coogan.

New to this Edition:

  • New to this Edition: · Now opens with 2 introductory chapters, offering students background for their study of the Bible: Chapter 1 on the canon of the Old Testament and Chapter 2 on the geography and history of ancient Israel and the ancient Near East · 14 new images added to the new edition