Early Biblical Interpretation
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Early Biblical Interpretation by James L. Kugel
Book DescriptionThis highly accessible book discusses how the early Jewish and Christian communities went about interpreting Scripture. The Library of Early Christianity is a series of eight outstanding books exploring the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts in which the New Testament developed.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780664250133
(152mm x 229mm x 330mm)
Imprint: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publisher: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1988
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author James L. Kugel
Ladder of Jacob, Paperback (March 2009)
Rife with incest, rape, and murder, the biblical story of Jacob and his children must have troubled ancient readers. This title traces the steps of ancient biblical interpreters as they struggled with such problems. It reveals how they often fixed on a little detail in the Bible's wording to 'deduce' something not openly stated in the narrative.
How to Read the Bible, Paperback (October 2008)
A renowned scholar and professor of biblical studies presents an essential introduction and companion to the Bible that combines the controversial discoveries of modern scholarship with the wisdom of ancient interpreters.
Bible as it Was, Paperback (November 1999)» View all books by James L. Kugel
This is a guide to the Hebrew Bible, leading the reader chapter by chapter through its most important stories. It aims to show how ancient interpretors let their own interpretations become the generally accepted meaning. All the major transformations and developments of the text are examined.
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Author Biography - James L. Kugel
James A. Kugel is Director of the Institute for the History of the Jewish Bible at Bar Ilan University in Israel Rowan A. Greer is Professor Emeritus of Anglican Studies at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut. A highly recognized scholar with specializations in both the New Testament and the early church, he is the author of seven books and numerous articles.
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