About the Author(s)
Michael D. Coogan is Director of Publications for the Harvard Semitic Museum, Lecturer on the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at Harvard Divinity School, and Editor-in-Chief of Oxford Biblical Studies Online. Collaborative works that he conceived and edited include The New Oxford Annotated Bible (4E), The Oxford Companion to the Bible, and The Oxford History of the Biblical World. His most recent book is The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures (Oxford University Press, 2006).
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--Susanah Hanson, Trinity School for Ministry
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"The OEBB brings together topics that are not always easily found in one source, making this reference material invaluable" --Susanah Hanson, Trinity School for Ministry