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The Oxford History of the Biblical World By Michael A. Coogan (Professor of Religious Studies, Stonehill College; Director of Publications, Semitic Museum, Harvard University)

The Oxford History of the Biblical World
by Michael A. Coogan (Professor of Religious Studies, Stonehill College; Director of Publications, Semitic Museum, Harvard University)

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A comprehensive, illustrated survey of the world from which the Bible emerged. Geopolitics, symbolic universes, and social and political organization are considered from prehistoric times to the rise of Israel, and from Mesopotamia to Rome. The art, architecture, languages, legal systems, literature and religion of the times are also considered.
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The Oxford History of the Biblical World by Michael A. Coogan (Professor of Religious Studies, Stonehill College; Director of Publications, Semitic Museum, Harvard University)

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 and current 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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The Oxford History of the Biblical World Reviews


this work is one of solid scholarship. It is informative and very suitable for student use and for the general reader. * James Barr, Times Literary Supplement *
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 *

About Michael A. Coogan (Professor of Religious Studies, Stonehill College; Director of Publications, Semitic Museum, Harvard University)



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.

Table of Contents


In the Beginning: The Earliest History ; Before Israel: Syria-Palestine in the Bronze Age ; Bitter Lives: Israel in an dout of Egypt ; Forging and Identity: The Emergence of Ancient Israel ; "There Was No King in Israel" The Era of the Judges ; Kinship and Kingship: The Early Monarchy ; A Land Divided: Judah and Israel from the Death of Solomon to the Fall of Samaria ; Into Exile: From the Assyrian Conquest of Israel to the Fall of Babylon ; Israel Among the Nations: The Persian Period ; Between Alexandria and Antioch: Jews and Judaism in the Hellenistic Period ; Visions of Kingdoms: From Pompey to the First Jewish Revolt ; Churches in Context: The Jesus Movement in the Roman World ; Transitions and Trajectories: Jews and Christians in the Roman Empire ; Chronological Table of Events ; General Bibliography ; Notes on Contributors ; Index

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The Oxford History of the Biblical World by Michael A. Coogan (Professor of Religious Studies, Stonehill College; Director of Publications, Semitic Museum, Harvard University)
Michael A. Coogan (Professor of Religious Studies, Stonehill College; Director of Publications, Semitic Museum, Harvard University)
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Oxford University Press Inc
2001-07-26
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0195139372
9780195139372
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