The Bible: A Historical and Literary Introduction

Paperback | September 18, 2013

byBart D. Ehrman

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In The Bible: A Historical and Literary Introduction, renowned biblical scholar and New York Times Bestselling author Bart D. Ehrman presents his long-awaited survey of the Bible. Comprehensive yet succinct, current in scholarship, rich in pedagogical tools, and easily accessible to studentsof all backgrounds, this is an ideal textbook for one-semester courses on the Bible. Ehrman covers every book in the canon, including the Apocrypha, explaining the historical and literary problems posed by the biblical texts and showing students how to analyze scholarly evidence andconclusions.

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In The Bible: A Historical and Literary Introduction, renowned biblical scholar and New York Times Bestselling author Bart D. Ehrman presents his long-awaited survey of the Bible. Comprehensive yet succinct, current in scholarship, rich in pedagogical tools, and easily accessible to studentsof all backgrounds, this is an ideal textbook...

Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has written or edited more than twenty-five books, including Forgery and Counterforgery (2013), The New Testament, Fifth Edition (2012), and The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture, Second Edition (2011), all published by Ox...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.68 inPublished:September 18, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Each chapter ends with a "Take a Stand" section and Suggestions for Further Reading.PrefaceList of BoxesList of Maps1. What is the Bible? And Why Is It So Hard to Understand?Why Study the Bible?What is the Bible?Putting the Bible on the MapChallenges for Studying the BibleConclusionExcursus2. The Book of GenesisThe Contents of Genesis and the Problems They PoseAuthorship: Who Wrote the Pentateuch?Oral Traditions and Cultural ParallelsConclusion3. From Egypt to the Promised Land: Exodus to DeuteronomyThe Book of ExodusThe Law of Moses (Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers)The Book of NumbersThe Book of Deuteronomy4. The Deuteronomistic History: Joshua to 2 KingsThe Deuteronomisitic HistoryThe Book of JoshuaThe Book of Judges1 and 2 Samuel1 and 2 Kings5. The Early Israelite ProphetsThe Rise of the ProphetsAmost of TekoaIsaiah of JerusalemJeremiahHoseaMicahZephaniahHabakkuk6. The Historians and Prophets of Exile and ReturnEzra and NehemiahExilic and Post-Exilic ProphetsSecond IsaiahJoelObadiahHaggaiZechariahThird IsaiahMalachiThe Later History of Judea7. The Poets and Story Tellers of Ancient IsraelThe Nature of Hebrew PoetryThe Book of PsalmsThe Book of LamentationsThe Song of SongsStorytellers in Ancient IsraelRuthEstherJonahDaniel 1-61 and 2 Chronicles8. Wisdom and Apocalyptic LiteratureIntroduction to the Wisdom LiteratureProverbsJobEcclesiastesApocalyptic Literature9. The World of Jesus and His FollowersOne Remarkable LifeThe Greco-Roman WorldJudaism in the Times of JesusOther Jewish Literature of the Period: The Deuterocanonical or Apocryphal BooksPutting the New Testament and Early Christianity on the Map10. The Synoptic Gospels: Matthew, Mark, and LukeThe Storyline of the Synoptic GospelsThe Synoptic ProblemThe Gospels as BiographiesThe Gospel of MarkThe Gospel of MatthewThe Gospel of LukeThe Synoptic Gospels and the Problem of History11. The Gospel of John, Later Gospels, and the Historical JesusThe Gospel of JohnThe Other GospelsThe Historical JesusJesus the Apocalyptic Prophet12. The Life and Letters of PaulProblems in the Study of PaulA Brief Biography of Paul1 Thessalonians1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansPhillipiansPhilemonRomansConclusion13. The Acts of the Apostles and the Deutero-Pauline EpistlesPaul During and After the New TestamentThe Acts of the ApostlesThe Deutero-Pauline Epistles2 ThessaloniansColossiansEphesiansThe Pastoral Epistles14. The General Epistles and the Book of RevelationThe Letter to the HebrewsEXCURSUS: Jews and Christians in the Ancient WorldThe Letter of James1 PeterEXCURSUS: The Persecution of the Early Christians2 Peter1, 2, and 3 JohnJudeEXCURSUS: Orthodoxy and Heresy in Earliest ChristianityThe Apocalypse of John15. Appendix. The Canon and Text of the BibleThe Canon of the Hebrew BibleThe Canon of the New TestamentThe Text of the Hebrew BibleThe Text of the New TestamentGlossaryCreditsIndex