The Cambridge Companion to the Bible, 2nd edition provides in-depth data and analysis of the production and reception of the canonical writings of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, and also of the apocryphal works produced by Jewish and Christian writers. Unique among single-volume introductions, this book focuses on the ever-changing social and cultural contexts in which the biblical authors and their original readers lived. The authors of the first edition were chosen for their internationally recognized expertise in their respective fields: the history and literature of Israel; postbiblical Judaism; biblical archaeology; and the origins and early literature of Christianity. In this second edition, all chapters have been updated and thoroughly revised,under the direction of a new volume editor, Bruce D. Chilton. More than 22 new maps, 90 new photographs and a full-color section help illustrate the book.
Desmond Tutu - Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town
Walter Brueggemann - Columbia Theological Seminary
Mark Allan Powell - Trinity Lutheran Seminary and author of Loving Jesus
Jacob Neusner - Bard College, Distinguished Service Professor of the History and Theology of Judaism
Source: Journal for the Study of the Old Testament
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