The Oxford History of the Biblical World

Paperback | March 15, 2001

byMichael A. Coogan

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This is a text-only paperback edition of The Oxford History of the Biblical World. a comprehensive survey of the world from which the Bible emerged. Chronologically ordered, it is an authoritative synthesis written by leading scholars and incorporating the latest archeological discoveries andcurrent methodologies. Chapters present a readable and integrated study of the history, art, architecture, languages, literature, and religion of biblical Israel and early Judaism and Christianity in their larger cultural context. For the paperback edition the maps and tables will remain intact.However, Coogan selects an eight-page black and white insert from the original art program. The art insert compiles the most visually compelling and historical important items that are illustrative of the text.

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This is a text-only paperback edition of The Oxford History of the Biblical World. a comprehensive survey of the world from which the Bible emerged. Chronologically ordered, it is an authoritative synthesis written by leading scholars and incorporating the latest archeological discoveries andcurrent methodologies. Chapters present a re...

Michael D. Coogan, editor of the New Oxford Annotated Bible, 3rd ed. and co-editor of the Oxford Companion to the Bible, is currently director of publications for the Harvard Semitic Museum and Professor of Religious Studies at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:500 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.3 inPublished:March 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195139372

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Table of Contents

Michael D. Coogan: In the Beginning: The Earliest HistoryWayne T. Pitard: Before Israel: Syria-Palestine in the Bronze AgeCarol A. Redmount: Bitter Lives: Israel in an dout of EgyptLawrence E. Stager: Forging and Identity: The Emergence of Ancient IsraelJo Ann Hackett: "There Was No King in Israel" The Era of the JudgesCarol Meyers: Kinship and Kingship: The Early MonarchyEdward F. Campbell, Jr.: A Land Divided: Judah and Israel from the Death of Solomon to the Fall of SamariaMordechai Cogan: Into Exile: From the Assyrian Conquest of Israel to the Fall of BabylonMary Joan Winn Leith: Israel Among the Nations: The Persian PeriodLeonard J. Greenspoon: Between Alexandria and Antioch: Jews and Judaism in the Hellenistic PeriodAmy-Jill Levine: Visions of Kingdoms: From Pompey to the First Jewish RevoltDaniel N. Schowalter: Churches in Context: The Jesus Movement in the Roman WorldBarbara Geller: Transitions and Trajectories: Jews and Christians in the Roman EmpireChronological Table of EventsGeneral BibliographyNotes on ContributorsIndex

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`This is a significant contribution to the field, and will be very helpful to students of biblical studies, and for others who seek an up-to-date and comprehensive "history of the biblical world".'Joseph Sobb, Journal of Religious History