By (author) Carol L. Meyers
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Exodus by Carol L. Meyers
Book DescriptionThis commentary views Exodus as a cultural document, preserving the collective memories of the Israelites and relating them to the major institutions and beliefs that emerged by the end of the period of the Hebrew Bible. It is intended to help the reader follow the story line of Exodus, understand its socio-cultural context, appreciate its literary features, recognize its major themes and values, and also note its interpretive and moral problems. It explains important concepts and terms as expressed in the Hebrew original so that both people who know Hebrew and those who don't will be able to follow the discussion. Frequent 'closer look' sections examine key elements of the Ancient Near East that bear on the text's meaning, while 'Bridging the Horizons' articles connect this world with the cultural, political and religious environments of today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521002912
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Carol L. Meyers
Rediscovering Eve, Hardback (January 2013)
Analyzing the biblical material in light of recent archaeological discoveries about rural village life in ancient Palestine, Meyers depicts Israelite women as strong and significant actors within their families and society.
Zechariah 9-14, Hardback (December 2007)
Employing standards of pilological, literary, and historical research, this work sheds light on many enigmatic passages in "Zechariah" and offers a perspective on the history of Israel and its religion in the Persian period.
Haggai, Zechariah 1-8, Paperback (December 2007)
"Haggai and Zechariah 1-8, Volume 25B" in the acclaimed "Anchor Bible" part of the Scripture known as the Minor Prophets, were written during a critical period in Israel's history, the momentous return of the Jews from Babylonian exile. This book considers the "Book of Haggai" and the "Book of Zechariah" in a linguistic, and social context.
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Author Biography - Carol L. Meyers
Carol Meyers is currently the Mary Grace Wilson Professor in the Department of Religion at Duke University. Meyers has authored, co-authored or edited such books as Haggai and Zechariah 1-8 and Zechariah 9-14, The Excavations of the Ancient Synagogue at Gush Halav, Discovering Eve: Ancient Israelite Women in Context and Women in Scripture.
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