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A Brief Introduction to the Old Testament: The Hebrew Bible in Its Context Paperback – November 21, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0195332728 ISBN-10: 0195332725 Edition: 1ST

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1ST edition (November 21, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195332725
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195332728
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #875,895 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Michael D. Coogan is Professor of Religious Studies at Stonehill College and Director of Publications for the Harvard Semitic Museum. One of the leading biblical scholars in the United States, he is editor of The New Oxford Annotated Bible, Third Edition, and is a contributor to such standard reference works as The Encyclopedia of Religion, HarperCollins Bible Dictionary, and The New Jerome Biblical Commentary. Collaborative works that he conceived and edited include The Oxford Companion to the Bible, The Illustrated Guide to World Religions, and The Oxford History of the Biblical World.

More About the Author

Michael Coogan is Lecturer in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at Harvard Divinity School and Director of Publications for the Harvard Semitic Museum. He has also taught at Stonehill College, Boston College, Wellesley College, Fordham University, and the University of Waterloo (Ontario), and has participated in and directed archaeological excavations in Israel, Jordan, Cyprus, and Egypt. He is the author of Old Testament text books and The Old Testament VSI.

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This is a good book for an indepth study of the Old Testament.
Wade Harman
The book is very informative has notes on issues of importation to me.
Doris H. Tomberlin
I wish I could say that I enjoy reading it but I actually don't.
JULIO BARRIGA

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Wade Harman on July 23, 2010
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This is a good book for an indepth study of the Old Testament. Coogan does a good job of placing the Old Testament in context with history and other cultures around the Israelites. This book was required for my seminary class on the Old Testament. The only reason I didn't give it 5 starts is that it is a little expensive (not so much for a college text book though) and may be a little too indepth for the average Bible study. It would make a good reference for someone leading a Bible study on the Old Testament. It may challenge preconceived ideas that some may have about the authors and time frame of the Old Testament books, just remember the Old Testament is not about who wrote the text, but who inspired the text. If you want a book that places the different periods of the Old Testament into context, this is a good source.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 20, 2013
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The textbook provides an in depth insight into the Old Testament presented in a factual manner. Other ancient texts are introduced and linked to similar events in the Bible without judgment or an opinion. The reader responsible for his or her decision as to reliability and accuracy. I enjoyed reading the textbook; it opened up a world not taught in religious and Sunday schools. I highly recommend this text to anyone with an unbiased interest in the Old Testament.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JC Farris on July 15, 2013
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I'm one of those weird people who read textbooks for fun as well as research. The information is clear, concise, and complete. Great introductory that helps put the OT into perspective.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marilyn Sanderlin on April 24, 2013
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This is easy to read and very helpful as a study guide for the Old Testament. I am using it in conjuction with a Bible study group.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Phil on February 14, 2011
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This book is written in a purely historical context. It is very thorough and detailed, and is certainly not a book meant to boost your faith in any way. Very scholarly.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dr.Kipkemboi on January 20, 2013
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This is an excellent book when learning the history of the old testament. I wasn't expecting it to shake my view of the bible, but after reading this alongside the bible, I began to see the bible in a whole different manner. A warning to all that don't be afraid to have an open mind when learning about the historical aspect of the bible. Have fun.
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The book is very informative has notes on issues of importation to me. The book will be helpful in my up coming class.
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