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Description - An Introduction to the Bible by David M. Carr

This groundbreaking introductory textbook explores the emergence and development of the Bible, placing it in the broader context of world history. It particularly focuses on the role of a number of empires in the formation of the Biblical canon. * Explores the historical role the Bible has played in subsequent empires, and its enduring influence in the contemporary world, resulting in a balanced overview of the historical forces that shaped the canon * Explores topics including: the formation of the Pentateuch, the development of the earliest Old Testament stories, the historical study of the Gospel traditions surrounding Jesus; the influence of Roman rule in the provinces where Paul spent much of his ministry; and the interpretation of the Biblical texts and their use by different faith communities * Incorporates numerous student-friendly features throughout, including study questions, review sections, bibliographies, timelines, and illustrations and photos

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405167383
ISBN-10: 1405167386
Format: Hardback
(248mm x 197mm x 24mm)
Pages: 408
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Apr-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David M. Carr

David M. Carr is Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible atUnion Theological Seminary in New York. His previous books include Reading the Fractures of Genesis: Historical and LiteraryApproaches (1996); The Erotic Word: Sexuality, Spiritualityand the Bible (2003); and Writing on the Tablet of theHeart: Origins of Scripture and Literature (2005). Colleen M. Conway is Professor of Religious Studiesat Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey. Her booksinclude Men and Women in the Fourth Gospel: Gender and JohannineCharacterization (1999) and Behold the Man: Jesus and GrecoRoman Masculinity (2008).

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