9780195128536

The Bible As Literature

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  • ISBN13:

    9780195128536

  • ISBN10:

    0195128532

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/13/2000
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

The Bible as Literature applies the results of the last 200 years'biblical scholarship to understanding the historical formation of the Bible. Thebook does not attempt to expound or interpret the context of the Bibletheologically. The authors discuss such issues as the literary forms andstrategies of the biblical authors, the historical and physical setting in whichthe Bible stories were originally shaped, literatures from parallel,non-biblical cultures, the process of canon formation, the nature of biblicalliterary genres, and the problems of translation.

Author Biography

Anthony York is Estelle Hunt Associate Professor of Biblical Literature at the University of Cincinnati.

Table of Contents

To the Reader ix
The Bible as Literature
1(13)
Literary Forms and Strategies in the Bible
14(26)
Ancient Near Eastern Literature and the Bible
40(19)
The Bible and History
59(11)
The Physical Setting of the Bible
70(17)
The Formation of the Canon
87(14)
The Composition of the Pentateuch
101(15)
The Prophetic Writings
116(13)
The Wisdom Literature
129(17)
The Apocalyptic Literature
146(16)
Judaism in the Intertestamental Period
162(17)
The Hellenistic Background of the New Testament
179(17)
Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha: The Outside Books
196(17)
The Gospels
213(20)
Acts and the Letters
233(23)
The Text of the Bible
256(13)
Translating the Bible
269(23)
The Religious Use and Interpretation of the Bible
292(41)
Appendix I: The Name of Israel's God
313(4)
Appendix II: Writing in Biblical Times
317(8)
Appendix III: Palestine in the Intertestamental Period
325(8)
Review Questions 333(12)
Glossary of Literary Terms 345(6)
Index 351

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