The Oxford History of the Biblical World (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Oxford History of the Biblical World A comprehensive, illustrated survey of the world from which the Bible emerged. Geopolitics, symbolic universes, and social and political organization are considered from prehistoric times to the rise of Israel, and from Mesopotamia to Rome. The art, architecture, languages, legal systems, literature and religion of the times are also considered.
- Published: 26 July 2001
- Format: Paperback 500 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780195139372 ISBN 10: 0195139372
- Sales rank: 223,035
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This is a text-only paperback edition of The Oxford History of the Biblical World. a comprehensive survey of the world from which the Bible emerged. Chronologically ordered, it is an authoritative synthesis written by leading scholars and incorporating the latest archeological discoveries and current methodologies. Chapters present a readable and integrated study of the history, art, architecture, languages, literature, and religion of biblical Israel and early Judaism and Christianity in their larger cultural context. For the paperback edition the maps and tables will remain intact. However, Coogan selects an eight-page black and white insert from the original art program. The art insert compiles the most visually compelling and historical important items that are illustrative of the text.