9780195059335-0195059336-The Bible as Literature: An Introduction

The Bible as Literature: An Introduction

ISBN-13: 9780195059335
ISBN-10: 0195059336
Edition: 2
Author: Gabel, John B., Wheeler, Charles B.
Publication date: 1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 304 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780195059335
ISBN-10: 0195059336
Edition: 2
Author: Gabel, John B., Wheeler, Charles B.
Publication date: 1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 304 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Gabel, John B., Wheeler, Charles B. wrote The Bible as Literature: An Introduction comprising 304 pages back in 1990. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0195059336 and 9780195059335. Since then The Bible as Literature: An Introduction textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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As in the widely popular First Edition, Gabel and Wheeler approach the Bible from a literary/historical perspective and study the work as a body of writing produced by real people who intended to convey messages to a real audience. Avoiding assessments of the Bible's truth or authority, the book maintains a rigorously objective tone as it discusses such major issues as the forms and strategies of biblical writing, the actual historical and physical settings of that writing, the process of canon formation, the sources of the Pentateuch, and the nature of such literary biblical genres as prophecy, apocalypse, and gospel. Each chapter is an independent yet related essay, and the Second Edition adds an entirely new section on writing in Biblical times. In addition, the reading lists that follow the chapters have been completely updated to reflect the most recent scholarship. The result is an easy-to-use, exciting presentation of the art of the Bible that is accessible to readers of all kinds.

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