Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 September 2015

496 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780190238599

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A Brief Introduction to the Old Testament

The Hebrew Bible in Its Context

Third Edition

Michael D. Coogan
With Cynthia R. Chapman

New to this Edition:

  • Integrates women characters more fully into discussions of the history of ancient Israel and Judah rather than treating them as a separate category
  • Provides more in-depth coverage of women characters and issues related to gender in the Bible
  • Rearranges the end of the book into separate chapters on wisdom literature (Chapter 24) and postexilic novellas (Chapter 25)
  • Incorporates the insights of a new contributor, Cynthia R. Chapman