The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Companion

Editor: Barton, John
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Single-User Purchase Price: $56.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $84.00
ISBN: 978-0-69-115471-8
Category: Religion & Theology - Judaism
Image Count: 10
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

This book brings together some of the world's most exciting scholars from across a variety of disciplines to provide a concise and accessible guide to the Hebrew Bible. It covers every major genre of book in the Old Testament together with in-depth discussions of major themes such as human nature, covenant, creation, ethics, ritual and purity, sacred space, and monotheism.

Share this

Table of Contents

    • Introduction - John Barton
    • List of Contributors
    • Part I. The Hebrew Bible in Its Historical and Social Context
    • 1. The Hebrew Bible and the Old Testament - John Barton
    • 2. The Historical Framework: Biblical and Scholarly Portrayals of the Past - Francesca Stavrakopoulou
    • 3. The Social and Cultural History of Ancient Israel - Katherine Southwood
    • 4. Israel in the Context of the Ancient Near East - Anthony J. Frendo
    • Part II. Major Genres of Biblical Literature
    • 5. The Narrative Books of the Hebrew Bible - Thomas Römer
    • 6. The Prophetic Literature - R. G. Kratz
    • 7. Legal Texts - Assnat Bartor
    • 8. The Wisdom Literature - Jennie Grillo
    • 9. The Psalms and Poems of the Hebrew Bible - Susan Gillingham
    • Part III. Major Religious Themes
    • 10. Monotheism - Benjamin D. Sommer
    • 11. Creation: God and World - Hermann Spieckermann
    • 12. The Human Condition - Hilary Marlow
    • 13. God's Covenants with Humanity and Israel- Dominik Markl
    • 14. Ethics - C. L. Crouch
    • 15. Religious Space and Structures - Stephen C. Russell
    • 16. Ritual: Diet, Purity, and Sacrifice - Seth D. Kunin
    • Part IV. The Study and Reception of the Hebrew Bible
    • 17. Reception of the Old Testament - Alison Gray
    • 18. Historical-Critical Inquiry - Christoph Bultmann
    • 19. Literary Approaches - David Jasper
    • 20. Theological Approaches to the Old Testament - R.W.L. Moberly
    • 21. Political and Advocacy Approaches - Eryl W. Davies
    • 22. Textual Criticism and Biblical Translation - Carmel McCarthy
    • 23. To Map or Not to Map?: A Biblical Dilemma - Adrian Curtis
    • Index of Scripture
    • Index of Modern Authors