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The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies


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I. On the Discipline J. W. Rogerson: History of the discipline in the last 70 years: Old Testament Robert Morgan: History of the discipline in the last 70 years John Bartlett: Archaeology W. G. Lambert: Ancient Near East: Mesopotamia Kenneth Kitchen: Ancient Near East: Egypt Philip Davies: Qumran studies Peter Richardson: Study of the Graeco-Roman world Catherine Hezser: Diaspora and rabbinic Judaism II. Languages, translation, and textual transmission of the Bible John Elwolde: Language and translation of the Old Testament Michael Knibb: Language, translation, versions, and text of the Apocrypha Stanley E. Porter: Language and translation of the New Testament Gerard Norton: Ancient versions and textual transmission of the Old Testament Neville Birdsall: Versions and textual transmission of the New Testament III. Historical and social study of the Bible Keith W. Whitelam: Introduction J. W. Rogerson: Israel to the end of the Persian period Lester L. Grabbe: Israel from the rise of Hellenism to 70 CE Craig A. Evans: The life and teaching of Jesus and the rise of Christianity Robert Hayward: Priesthood, temple(s), and sacrifice Gordon Wenham: Law Lester L. Grabbe: Scribes and synagogues Judith M. Lieu: Movements Deborah Rooke: Prophecy Philip Davies: Apocalyptic Katharine Dell: Wisdom Eric Gruen: Novella Richard Burridge: Gospels Judith M. Lieu: Epistles IV. The composition of the Bible Reinhard G. Kratz: The growth of the Old Testament Alison Salvesen: The growth of the Apocrypha John Court: The growth of the New Testament Alan Millard: Authors, books, and readers in the ancient world V. Methods in biblical scholarship John Bartlett: Archaeology Arie van de Kooij: Textual criticism Johannes P. Floss: Form, source, and redaction criticism Margaret Mitchell: Rhetorical and new literary criticism Marie-Theres Wacker: Feminist and womanist criticism Chris Rowland: Social, political, and ideological criticism VI. The interpretation of the Bible Walter Brueggemann: Old Testament theology J. D. G. Dunn: New Testament theology Bernd Janowski: Biblical theology Eryl W. Davies: The Bible in ethics Jonathan Magonet: Jewish interpretation of the Bible VII. The authority of the Bible Lee Martin McDonald: Canon Harriet A. Harris: Fundamentalism(s) J. W. Rogerson: Historical criticism and biblical authority

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J. W. Rogerson is Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield. Judith M.Lieu is Professor of New Testament Studies, King's College London.


...a must for all biblical students. H. Kraus, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament [readers] will be richly rewarded by the wealth of admirably presented material which it contains. A. E. Harvey, Journal of Theological Studies Awesome is the word that springs to mind after a perusal of The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies. THES

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