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Published: 28 March 2008

160 Pages

4-1/2 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9780195305050

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The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction

Michael Coogan

Very Short Introductions

  • Offers here a wide-ranging and stimulating exploration of the Old Testament, illuminating its importance as history, literature, and sacred text
  • Explains the differences between the Bible of Jewish tradition (the "Hebrew Bible") and the Old Testament of Christianity, and also examines the different contents of the Bibles used by Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox Christians, and Protestants
  • Provides a marvelous overview of one of the great pillars of Western religion and culture, a book whose significance has endured for thousands of years and which remains vitally important today for Jews, Christians, and Muslims worldwide
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - millions of copies sold worldwide