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The Old Testament : a very short introduction / Michael Coogan.

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Subject: Bible. Old Testament > Introductions.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780199719464
  • ISBN: 0199719462
  • ISBN: 9781435633636
  • ISBN: 1435633636
  • ISBN: 9780199885442
  • ISBN: 0199885443
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 140 pages) : illustrations, maps.
  • Publisher: Oxford ; Oxford University Press, ©2008.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 130-134) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: What is the Old Testament? -- Interpretive strategies -- The Old Testament and history -- The Old Testament and myth -- The exodus from Egypt: a deep probe -- "Keep my commandments": biblical law -- "Festivals of the Lord": ritual in ancient Israel -- Prophets and prophecies -- Hezekiah and Sennacherib: another deep probe -- Poetry and dissent -- "Let us now praise famous men"--and women -- The enduring significance of the Old Testament.
Summary, etc.: The author offers an exploration of the 'Old Testament', illuminating its importance as history, literature, and sacred text. He provides an overview of one of the great pillars of Western religion and culture, a book which remains important today for Jews, Christians, and Muslims worldwide.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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