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The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha, Augmented Third Edition, New Revised Standard Version

February 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Book. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 2432 pages.

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Maps from The Oxford Companion to the Bible

in Oxford Companion to the Bible

September 1993; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 236 words.

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The Canons of the Bible

Michael D. Coogan.

in The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha, Augmented Third Edition, New Revised Standard Version

February 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 4632 words.

The contents of the Bible differ depending on the particular community in which it is in use. The major difference is between Christian Bibles, which include the New Testament, and the...

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Textual Criticism

Michael D. Coogan.

in The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha, Augmented Third Edition, New Revised Standard Version

February 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 4635 words.

No original manuscript of any biblical book has survived. This situation, which may seem unusual to us, is actually quite normal for ancient writings, and even for those from only a few...

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Translation of the Bible into English

Michael D. Coogan.

in The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha, Augmented Third Edition, New Revised Standard Version

February 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 3948 words.

Bible translation, though in principle the same as any other translation, is distinguished from it by two considerations: first, the reverence in which adherents of Judaism and Christianity...

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The Interpretation of the Bible

Michael D. Coogan.

in The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha, Augmented Third Edition, New Revised Standard Version

February 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 2520 words.

Since the different books that make up the Bible were written and became authoritative at vari‐ous times, later books refer in various ways to earlier ones. From the beginning of this...

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The Interpretation of the Bible

Michael D. Coogan.

in The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha, Augmented Third Edition, New Revised Standard Version

February 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 3348 words.

The second‐century ce satirist Lucian of Samo‐sata, in Asia Minor, attacked the early Christian movement in the person of a charlatan prophet, Peregrinus. Peregrinus feigned conversion,...

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The Interpretation of the Bible

Michael D. Coogan.

in The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha, Augmented Third Edition, New Revised Standard Version

February 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 4747 words.

There is a strong continuity of approaches between the inner‐biblical interpretation of the Hebrew Bible (see above, p. 471 es) and its interpretation in later Jewish...

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The Interpretation of the Bible

Michael D. Coogan.

in The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha, Augmented Third Edition, New Revised Standard Version

February 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 5259 words.

As the article on New Testament interpretation of the Jewish Scriptures indicates, Christian interpretation of scripture has already begun in the New Testament writings. The New Testament...

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The Interpretation of the Bible

Michael D. Coogan.

in The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha, Augmented Third Edition, New Revised Standard Version

February 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 5009 words.

The philosophical developments of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries had prompted an approach to the Bible that is often characterized as critical. It was critical not in a negative...

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