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The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction

Автор: Michael Coogan
Год: 2008
Издание: Oxford University Press
Страниц: 160
ISBN: 9780195305050
Eminent biblical scholar Michael Coogan offers here a wide-ranging and stimulating exploration of the Old Testament, illuminating its importance as history, literature, and sacred text. Coogan 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. He looks at the rise of modern biblical scholarship as well as the recovery of ancient Near Eastern literatures and their significance for biblical interpretation. Coogan explores the use of invented dialogue and historical fiction in the Old Testament, the presence of mythic elements in apparently historical accounts, and the relationship of ancient Israelite myths to those of their neighbors. He also shows how non-biblical evidence, such as archaeological findings, has placed the Old Testament in a larger and more illuminating context. ...
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