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The Oxford History of the Biblical World
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Michael D. Coogan received a Ph.D. in Near Eastern languages and literatures from Harvard University. He has excavated in Israel, Jordan, Cyprus, and Egypt. The coeditor ofThe Oxford Companion to the Bible and author of many other books and publications, he is currently director of publications for the Harvard Semitic Museum and professor of religious studies at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts.

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"The Oxford History of the Biblical World is first-class. It merits the highest praise for the best one-volume work on the Biblical World in the world. It covers the vast sweep of the biblical story with great economy in wordage, but misses nothing of importance."--David Noel Freedman, Department of History, University of California, San Diego "The book is excellent from every point of view."--Philip J. King, Boston College "This work...brings the latest archaeological and historical research as well as the most important extrabiblical texts to bear on the Bible and its world. The editor has done outstanding work in organizing the project, giving consistency and coherence to a collaborative effort, and selecting the many helpful illustrations."--America "Coogan has assembled a dozen scholars with impressive credentials in ancient Near Eastern studies to assist him in creating this work of immense scope... They draw from new primary and secondary sources based on recent archaeological excavations (often their own) and on translations of texts such as the Dead Sea Scrolls... Uniformly well-written essays... The strengths of the work are its currency and breadth of coverage and perspective... Of particular interest to students of biblical history and archaeology."--Library Journal "The Oxford History of the Biblical World is first-class. It merits the highest praise for the best one-volume work on the biblical world. It covers the vast sweep of the biblical story with great economy in wordage, but misses nothing of importance."--David Noel Freedman, Department of History, University of California, San Diego "This excellent handbook of contemporary biblical scholarship offers insightful glimpses into biblical history."--Publishers Weekly "A judicious and well-illustrated survey of the entire scope of Biblical history."--The Providence Sunday Journal "The book is excellent from every point of view."--Philip J. King, Boston College "Illustrations, maps, charts, chronologies, and bibliographies enhance the uniformly well-written essays. But the strengths of the work are its currency and breadth of coverage and perspective."--Library Journal "Copiously--at times beautifully--illustrated and detailed with more than a score of descriptive maps, The Oxford History of the Biblical World rewards careful study and casual browsing. For those willing to open their minds to the evidence and nuanced argument about the origins of faiths that have shaped our world, it is a worthy investment of time in the study of the timeless."--David Lauter, L.A. Times

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