The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

Paperback | March 5, 2008

EditorJ. W. Rogerson, Judith M. Lieu

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The Oxford Handbooks series is a major new initiative in academic publishing. Each volume offers an authoritative and up-to-date survey of original research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned essays from leading figures in the discipline give critical examinations of theprogress and direction of debates. Biblical studies is a highly technical and diverse field. Study of the Bible demands expertise in fields ranging from Archaeology, Egyptology, Assyriology, and Linguistics through textual, historical, and sociological studies to Literary Theory, Feminism, Philosophy, and Theology, to name only some.This authoritative and compelling guide to the discipline will, therefore, be an invaluable reference work for all students and academics who want to explore more fully essential topics in Biblical studies.

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The Oxford Handbooks series is a major new initiative in academic publishing. Each volume offers an authoritative and up-to-date survey of original research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned essays from leading figures in the discipline give critical examinations of theprogress and direction of debates. Biblical stud...

J. W. Rogerson is Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield. Judith M.Lieu is Professor of New Testament Studies, King's College London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:920 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.81 inPublished:March 5, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I. On the DisciplineJ. W. Rogerson: History of the discipline in the last 70 years: Old TestamentRobert Morgan: History of the discipline in the last 70 yearsJohn Bartlett: ArchaeologyW. G. Lambert: Ancient Near East: MesopotamiaKenneth Kitchen: Ancient Near East: EgyptPhilip Davies: Qumran studiesPeter Richardson: Study of the Graeco-Roman worldCatherine Hezser: Diaspora and rabbinic JudaismII. Languages, translation, and textual transmission of the BibleJohn Elwolde: Language and translation of the Old TestamentMichael Knibb: Language, translation, versions, and text of the ApocryphaStanley E. Porter: Language and translation of the New TestamentGerard Norton: Ancient versions and textual transmission of the Old TestamentNeville Birdsall: Versions and textual transmission of the New TestamentIII. Historical and social study of the BibleKeith W. Whitelam: IntroductionJ. W. Rogerson: Israel to the end of the Persian periodLester L. Grabbe: Israel from the rise of Hellenism to 70 CECraig A. Evans: The life and teaching of Jesus and the rise of ChristianityRobert Hayward: Priesthood, temple(s), and sacrificeGordon Wenham: LawLester L. Grabbe: Scribes and synagoguesJudith M. Lieu: MovementsDeborah Rooke: ProphecyPhilip Davies: ApocalypticKatharine Dell: WisdomEric Gruen: NovellaRichard Burridge: GospelsJudith M. Lieu: EpistlesIV. The composition of the BibleReinhard G. Kratz: The growth of the Old TestamentAlison Salvesen: The growth of the ApocryphaJohn Court: The growth of the New TestamentAlan Millard: Authors, books, and readers in the ancient worldV. Methods in biblical scholarshipJohn Bartlett: ArchaeologyArie van de Kooij: Textual criticismJohannes P. Floss: Form, source, and redaction criticismMargaret Mitchell: Rhetorical and new literary criticismMarie-Theres Wacker: Feminist and womanist criticismChris Rowland: Social, political, and ideological criticismVI. The interpretation of the BibleWalter Brueggemann: Old Testament theologyJ. D. G. Dunn: New Testament theologyBernd Janowski: Biblical theologyEryl W. Davies: The Bible in ethicsJonathan Magonet: Jewish interpretation of the BibleVII. The authority of the BibleLee Martin McDonald: CanonHarriet A. Harris: Fundamentalism(s)J. W. Rogerson: Historical criticism and biblical authority

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