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An Introduction to the Bible : Sacred Texts and Imperial Contexts (Hardcover)

Author: Carr, David M.

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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

Specifications

Publisher Blackwell Pub
Mfg Part# 9781405167383
SKU 213788910
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1405167386
Release Date 8/13/2012
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0408
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
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