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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 contributors bring varied perspectives to their work as they draw from new primary and secondary sources based on recent archaeological excavations (often their own) and on translations of texts such as the Dead Sea Scrolls. Organized chronologically, the essays explore the many cultures of ancient Canaan, Israel, Judea, and Palestine from 10,000 B.C.E. to the rise of Islam in the seventh century C.E. Illustrations, maps, charts, chronologies, and bibliographies enhance the uniformly well-written essays. But the strengths of the work are its currency and breadth of coverage and perspective. Appropriate for all libraries with collections in religion or Near Eastern studies, and of particular interest to students of biblical history and archaeology. [For another book edited by Coogan, see The Illustrated Guide to World Religions, reviewed on p. 72.?Ed.]?Linda V. Carlisle, Southern Illinois Univ., Edwardsvill.
-?Linda V. Carlisle, Southern Illinois Univ., Edwardsville
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"The Oxford History of the Biblical World rewards careful study and casual browsing. For those willing to open their minds to the evidence and nuanced argument about the origins of faiths that have shaped our world, it is a worthy investment of time in the study of the timeless."--David Lauter, L.A. Times (on the hardcover edition)
Really fine book, well written, nice binding and solid scholarship....although dated now. Still worth the price.Published 1 month ago by GZP
(This is a review of the *hardback edition*. One Amazon reviewer has noted: "The paperback version is not just a reprint of the hardback in floppy covers. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mike DePue, OFS
This book has lots of information, but I was hoping to be able to access it more readily since it is on an android device. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Carla L. Nowak
Based on the description, I was expecting a better copy but i guess for now it is ok.Published 12 months ago by Jose M. Gomez
I have to say that this book is probably excellent but its certainly not written for the average reader interested in Biblical archeological discoveries! Read morePublished 13 months ago by Bettaman