The Oxford History of the Biblical World

Front Cover
Michael David Coogan
Oxford University Press, 2001 - Religion - 487 pages
1 Review
In this impressive volume, leading scholars offer compelling glimpses into the biblical world, the world in which prophets, poets, sages, and historians created one of our most important texts--the Bible.
For more than a century, archaeologists have been unearthing the tombs, temples, texts, and artifacts of the ancient Near East and the Mediterranean world. Using new approaches, contemporary scholars have begun to synthesize this material with the biblical traditions. The Oxford History of the Biblical World incorporates the best of this scholarship, and in chronologically ordered chapters presents the reader with a readable and integrated study of the history, art, architecture, languages, literatures, and religion of biblical Israel and early Judaism and Christianity in their larger cultural contexts. The authors also examine such issues as the roles of women, the tensions between urban and rural settings, royal and kinship social structures, and official and popular religions of the region.
Understanding the biblical world is a vital part of understanding the Bible. Broad, authoritative, and engaging, The Oxford History of the Biblical World will illuminate for any reader the ancient world from which the Bible emerged.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

The Oxford history of the biblical world

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Coogan (religious studies, Stonehill Coll.) has assembled a dozen scholars with impressive credentials in ancient Near Eastern studies to assist him in creating this work of immense scope. These ... Read full review

Review: The Oxford History Of The Biblical World

User Review  - Walt - Goodreads

With dry writing and lengthy sections, it normally is not a pleasant read; but the information went beyond repeating passages in the Bible. The author tried to base the work on archeology. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER
25
CHAPTER
58
CHAPTER THREE
90
CHAPTER FOUR
132
CHAPTER FIVE
165
CHAPTER
206
CHAPTER SEVEN
242
CHAPTER EIGHT
276
CHAPTER NINE
317
CHAPTERTEN
352
CHAPTER ELEVEN
388
EPILOGUE
420
CHRONOLOGY
447
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2001)


Michael D. Coogan, editor of the New Oxford Annotated Bible, 3rd ed. and co-editor of the Oxford Companion to the Bible, is currently director of publications for the Harvard Semitic Museum and Professor of Religious Studies at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts.

Bibliographic information