The Cambridge Companion to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

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Stephen B. Chapman, Marvin A Sweeney
Cambridge Companions to Religion
  • Cambridge, MA: 
    Cambridge University Press
    , July
     532 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
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Review by David A. Schones forthcoming.


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This Companion offers a concise and engaging introduction to the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. Providing an up-to-date 'snapshot' of scholarship, it includes essays, specially commissioned for this volume, by twenty-three leading scholars. The volume examines a range of topics, including the historical and religious contexts for the contents of the biblical canon, and critical approaches and methods, as well as newer topics such as the Hebrew Bible in Islam, Western art and literature, and contemporary politics. This Companion is an excellent resource for students at university and graduate level, as well as for laypeople and scholars in other fields who would like to gain an understanding of the current state of the academic discussion. The book does not presume prior knowledge, nor does it engage in highly technical discussions, but it does go into greater detail than a typical introductory textbook.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Stephen B. Chapman is Associate Professor of Old Testament in the Divinity School and Director of Graduate Studies for the Graduate Program in Religion at Duke University, North Carolina.

Marvin A. Sweeney is Professor of Hebrew Bible at the Claremont School of Theology, California and Professor of Tanak at the Academy for Jewish Religion California.

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