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Introducing the Old Testament

R. J. Coggins

Published in print March 1990 | ISBN: 9780192132543
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670053 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132543.001.0001

Series: Oxford Bible Series

Introducing the Old Testament

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Study of the Old Testament has long been dominated by what is sometimes called the ‘historical-critical method’: careful analysis of individual books in order to discover their component sources, with great emphasis on historical context and concern, especially in the prophetic books, to isolate what was original and (it was therefore assumed) most important. In recent years people have asked whether this approach is the only proper one and whether there may not be alternative understandings, which are equally valid. This book attempts to outline some of those alternatives while retaining the values of the traditional methods. Nine separate chapters set out the importance of sociology and anthropology, of liberation and feminist perspectives, and of literary criticism, as well as the more traditional approaches.

Keywords: Old Testament; historical-critical method; sociology; anthropology; liberation perspective; feminist perspective; literary criticism

Book.  184 pages. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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What is the Old Testament? in Introducing the Old Testament

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What does it Mean? in Introducing the Old Testament

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Did at All Happen? in Introducing the Old Testament

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What does Archaeology Contribute? in Introducing the Old Testament

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What Kind of Society was Israel? in Introducing the Old Testament

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What is Man? in Introducing the Old Testament

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The Old Testament as Liberation? in Introducing the Old Testament

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What kind of literature? in Introducing the Old Testament

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What kind of Religion? in Introducing the Old Testament

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