9780195128536-0195128532-The Bible As Literature: An Introduction

The Bible As Literature: An Introduction

ISBN-13: 9780195128536
ISBN-10: 0195128532
Edition: 4
Author: Gabel, John B., Wheeler, Charles B., York, Anthony D.
Publication date: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 384 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780195128536
ISBN-10: 0195128532
Edition: 4
Author: Gabel, John B., Wheeler, Charles B., York, Anthony D.
Publication date: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 384 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Gabel, John B., Wheeler, Charles B., York, Anthony D. wrote The Bible As Literature: An Introduction comprising 384 pages back in 2000. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0195128532 and 9780195128536. 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 earlier editions, the latest revision of this comprehensive and systematic text approaches the Bible from a literary/historical perspective and studies it as a body of writing produced by real people who intended to convey messages to real audiences. Avoiding assessments of the Bible's truth or authority, the authors maintain a rigorously objective tone as they discuss such major issues as the forms and strategies of biblical writing, its actual historical and physical settings, the process of canon formation, the sources of the Pentateuch, and the nature of such biblical genres as prophecy, apocalypse, and gospel. Each chapter is an independent yet related essay. The Fourth Edition has been enhanced by the addition of two new chapters: "Judaism in the Intertestamental Period" and "The Hellenistic Background of the New Testament." Also new are an appendix on Palestine in the intertestamental period, a set of review questions on the text of the book, and a glossary of biblical/literary terms. In addition, the reading lists following each chapter have been completely updated to reflect the most recent scholarship. The result is an easy-to-use, exciting presentation of the Bible that will be indispensable to students and accessible to readers of all kinds.

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