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The Bible

A Historical and Literary Introduction

By Bart D. Ehrman

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Format: Paperback, 432 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 14 November 2013
In The Bible: A Historical and Literary Introduction, renowned biblical scholar and New York Times Bestselling author Bart D. Ehrman presents his long-awaited survey of the Bible. Comprehensive yet succinct, current in scholarship, rich in pedagogical tools, and easily accessible to students of all backgrounds, this is an ideal textbook for one-semester courses on the Bible. Ehrman covers every book in the canon, including the Apocrypha, explaining the historical and literary problems posed by the biblical texts and showing students how to analyze scholarly evidence and conclusions. FEATURES * An exceptionally accessible and engaging writing style that vividly brings the Bible to life * Full-color illustrations throughout, including numerous maps, time lines, charts, and photos * "What to Expect" boxes previewing each chapter, "At a Glance" boxes summarizing chapters or large sections, and additional boxes presenting intriguing issues in more depth * "Take a Stand" questions designed to help students synthesize the material in each chapter * A unique final appendix on the canon and text of the Bible * An Instructor's Manual with Computerized Test Bank on CD that offers numerous teaching resources * A Companion Website at www.oup.com/us/ehrman containing numerous resources for students and instructors A FREE 6-month subscription to Oxford Biblical Studies Online (www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com), a $180 value, is included with the purchase of every new copy of this text. This book is also available as a CourseSmart ebook (978-0-19-933633-3). Visit www.coursesmart.com.

Table of Contents

EACH CHAPTER ENDS WITH A "TAKE A STAND" SECTION AND SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING; CHAPTER 1: WHAT IS THE BIBLE? AND WHY IS IT SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND?; CHAPTER 2: THE BOOK OF GENESIS; CHAPTER 3: FROM EGYPT TO THE PROMISED LAND: EXODUS TO DEUTERONOMY; CHAPTER 4: THE DEUTERONOMISTIC HISTORY: JOSHUA TO 2 KINGS; CHAPTER 5: THE EARLY ISRAELITE PROPHETS; CHAPTER 6: THE HISTORIANS AND PROPHETS OF EXILE AND RETURN; CHAPTER 7: THE POETS AND STORY TELLERS OF ANCIENT ISRAEL; CHAPTER 8: WISDOM AND APOCALYPTIC LITERATURE; CHAPTER 9: THE WORLD OF JESUS AND HIS FOLLOWERS; CHAPTER 10: THE SYNOPTIC GOSPELS: MATTHEW, MARK, AND LUKE; CHAPTER 11: THE GOSPEL OF JOHN, LATER GOSPELS, AND THE HISTORICAL JESUS; CHAPTER 12: THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF PAUL; CHAPTER 13: THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES AND THE DEUTERO-PAULINE EPISTLES; CHAPTER 14: THE GENERAL EPISTLES AND THE BOOK OF REVELATION; CHAPTER 15: APPENDIX. THE CANON AND TEXT OF THE BIBLE

About the Author

Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has written or edited more than twenty-five books, including Forgery and Counterforgery (2013), The New Testament, Fifth Edition (2012), and The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture, Second Edition (2011), all published by Oxford University Press.

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The Bible: A Historical and literary Introduction is a thoroughly effective textbook, which adds another volume to Bart D. Ehrmans long record of engaging and popular works on Biblical Studies. * Jem Bloomfield, quiteirregular, *

EAN: 9780195308167
ISBN: 0195308166
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Dimensions: 25.15 x 20.07 x 1.52 centimetres (0.77 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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