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An Introduction to the Bible

1st Edition

By J. W. Rogerson

Routledge

208 pages

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The Bible is one of the most influential and profound texts in human history - it is disturbing, unconventional, and never content with the world as it is. This classic introduction presents a concise and accessible guide to all aspects of biblical study: the nature and purpose of the Bible; how biblical writers wrote; the making of both Old and New Testaments; the making of the Apocrypha; what was left out and what kept in the Bible and why; and how the Bible has been shaped by and continues to shape religion, culture and politics. Completely revised and updated - and considerably extended with much more material on the making of the Old and New Testaments - this third edition takes full account of recent developments in scholarship. It includes maps and a glossary of key terms.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition 1.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
REL000000
RELIGION / General