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The Biblical World (Routledge Worlds) [Hardcover]

By John Barton (Editor)
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Pages   1152
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.18" Width: 7.08" Height: 2.81"
Weight:   6.75 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   May 31, 2002
Publisher   Routledge
ISBN  0415161053  
EAN  9780415161053  

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The Biblical World is a guide to the contents, historical settings and social context of the Bible. It presents years of specialist study in accessible form, and is useful reading for anyone who reads the Bible and would like to know more about how and why it came to be. Volume one begins with an overview of the full range of Biblical material (Old Testament, Apocrypha and New Testament), before going onto more detailed discussions of the major genres of Biblical literature - from myth and prophecy to poetry and proverbs. The contributors also consider the ways in the texts have been transmitted, the significance of parallel and related versions, and past interpretations of the Bible. Explorations of the historical background are complemented by the findings of archaeology, and discussion of matters such as language, law, administration, social life and the arts offer a fuller understanding of the social and cultural settings of ancient Israel and the early Christian churches. Major figures of the Bible - including Abraham, Jesus and Paul - are studied in detail, as are the main religious concepts it contains, such as salvation and purity.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! John Barton is Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford. He is the author of numerous books and articles on biblical texts, and is also the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Biblical Interpretation (1998) and (with John Muddiman) of The Oxford Bible Commentary (2001).

John Barton was born in 1948.

John Barton has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Cambridge Companions to Religion
  2. Old Testament Library
  3. scm classics

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