Titel: The Old Testament World
Autor/en: Philip R. Davies, John W. Rogerson
Mai 2005 - kartoniert - 264 Seiten
Written by two leading Old Testament scholars with wide ranging expertise, this unique introduction describes the historical, social and cultural setting in which the Old Testament was written, and provides a description of the major genres of literature that it contains. it seeks, therefore, to Illuminate the literature of the Old Testament by showing how it was shaped by the events, social structures, and religions and intellectual ideas of the ancient civilizations and cultures in which it was produced. Unlike most introductions, this book does not build largely on the traditional formats. Rather than a conventional canonical-theological approach, it offers an approach for those interested in the Old Testament as a monumental cultural achievement. It is therefore ideal for students of ancient history and religion in general as well as theology, and requires a minimum of prior knowledge or expertise.
Part One: The Setting; 1 Geography and Ecology of the land of Israel; 2. Social Organization; 3. Israel's Neighbours; Part Two: The History and Religion of Israel; 4. Until the Foundation of the Monarchy; 5. the Monarchic Period; 6. The Exilic, Persian and Ptolemaic Periods; 7. From the Maccabees to Herod the Great; Part Three: Literature and Life; 8. Creation and Origin Stories; 9. Narratives; 10. Legal Texts; 11. Sacrifices and Psalms; 12. Prophetic Literature; 13. Wisdom Literature; 14. Apocalyptic Literature; 15. Beyond the Old Testament; Part Four; 16. Oral Tradition and Early Literary Collections; 17. Later Literary Collections and the Formation of the Canon; Bibliography and Indexes
Philip R. Davies is Professor of Biblical Studies in the University of Sheffield, UK. Professor John Rogerson is a former head of the department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Sheffield and Canon Emeritus of Sheffield Cathedral.
'...provides essential background information about Israel's culture, institutions and literature, as well as valuable insights into the geographical and ecological context, and the wider history of the Middle East in the second and first millennia BC...reader-friendly guide'--Sanford Lakoff "Tls "