Understanding the Old Testament

Bernhard W Anderson; Steven Bishop; Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism Emmanuel College of Victoria University and the Department and Centre for the Study of Religion the University of Toronto Judith Newman

Presents a study of the Old Testament by interweaving historical, archeological, literary, and religious perspectives. The book traces the story of the people of Israel from the Exodus in the time of Moses.

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through the dawn of the Common Era. It considers the importance of literary criticism and other methods for understanding the literature of ancient Israel; treats the latest archaeological discoveries that illuminate the Old Testament period.