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The Resource The meaning of the Bible : what the Jewish scriptures and Christian Old Testament can teach us, Douglas A. Knight and Amy-Jill Levine

The meaning of the Bible : what the Jewish scriptures and Christian Old Testament can teach us, Douglas A. Knight and Amy-Jill Levine

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The meaning of the Bible : what the Jewish scriptures and Christian Old Testament can teach us
Title
The meaning of the Bible
Title remainder
what the Jewish scriptures and Christian Old Testament can teach us
Statement of responsibility
Douglas A. Knight and Amy-Jill Levine
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Hebrew Scriptures, or "Old Testament" as Christians call it, has given the world some of the greatest literature known. With this fresh introduction, cutting-edge biblical scholars bring ancient Israel to brilliant Technicolor life. Readers will learn of unlikely heroes and courageous women, royal intrigues and slave rebellions, doubtful prophets and lovesick poets, bloody battles and miraculous triumphs. These retellings will delight observant Jews, faithful Christians, world historians and readers of great literature. Passed down for centuries as spoken stories, compiled around 450 BCE, and finalized probably around the time of Jesus, the various books of the Hebrew Bible took shape under a variety of cultures and time periods, influencing the formation of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The authors open our eyes to this diverse history shedding new meaning on well-worn texts. They point out how the Hebrew Bible has continually shaped society, and how our own cultural circumstances influence how we interpret it today. The authors highlight the Biblical themes with which readers continue to wrestle: human evil and God's response; war and peace; law and society; politics and economics; belief and practice; women and sexuality; Israel and the Nations; practical wisdom and apocalyptic vision. As relevant today as it was 2,500 years ago, Knight and Levine will open the reader's eyes to the riches of one of the greatest collections of literature known to humankind"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1943-
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Knight, Douglas A.
Dewey number
221.6/1
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BS1173.3
  • BS1171.3
LC item number
  • .K55 2011
  • .K55 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Levine, Amy-Jill
Label
The meaning of the Bible : what the Jewish scriptures and Christian Old Testament can teach us, Douglas A. Knight and Amy-Jill Levine
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The history of ancient Israel -- The literary heritage of ancient Israel -- Land and settlement -- Law and justice -- The divine -- The cultus -- Chaos and creation -- Continuation and completion -- Self and other -- Sexuality -- Politics and the economy -- Diaspora -- Critique and reform -- Wisdom and theodicy
Control code
ocn703206388
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 473 p.
Isbn
9780061121753
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011017114
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)703206388
Label
The meaning of the Bible : what the Jewish scriptures and Christian Old Testament can teach us, Douglas A. Knight and Amy-Jill Levine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The history of ancient Israel -- The literary heritage of ancient Israel -- Land and settlement -- Law and justice -- The divine -- The cultus -- Chaos and creation -- Continuation and completion -- Self and other -- Sexuality -- Politics and the economy -- Diaspora -- Critique and reform -- Wisdom and theodicy
Control code
ocn703206388
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 473 p.
Isbn
9780061121753
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011017114
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)703206388

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