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Published: 03 July 2017

608 Pages | 131

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

ISBN: 9780190608651

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The Old Testament

A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures

Fourth Edition

Michael D. Coogan and Cynthia R. Chapman

New to this Edition:

  • A new coauthor, Cynthia R. Chapman, adds her expertise and updated scholarship to this trusted text
  • Discussions of women are more fully integrated into larger contexts rather than treated in separate sections
  • New boxes on gender theory, homosexuality, postcolonial criticism, and queer criticism introduce students to some new approaches to the study of the Bible
  • A rearranged set of final chapters now presents separate chapters on wisdom literature and postexilic novellas, including Ruth
  • A reduced emphasis on the Documentary Hypothesis reflects the current state of biblical scholarship
  • An entirely rewritten Chapter 2, The Promised Land, uses broad strokes to outline key historical events that contributed to the formation and final shape of the Old Testament

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