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Coogan, Michael David

Overview
Works: 70 works in 419 publications in 7 languages and 22,925 library holdings
Genres: Reference works  Dictionaries  Commentaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Introductions  Fiction  Pictorial works  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Publishing director, Originator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael David Coogan
The Oxford companion to the Bible by Bruce M Metzger( Book )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 3,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bible has had an immeasurable influence on Western culture, touching on virtually every aspect of our lives. This authoritative one-volume reference to the people, places, events, books, and secular influence of the Bible was written by over 250 scholars from 20 nations
The Oxford history of the biblical world by Michael David Coogan( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 1,893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a series of essays in which a variety of scholars offer a chronologically arranged examination of the history, art, architecture, languages, literatures, and religion of biblical Israel and early Judaism and Christianity
The new Oxford annotated Bible : with the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical books( Book )

36 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The premier study Bible used by scholars, pastors, undergraduate and graduate students, The New Oxford Annotated Bible offers a vast range of information, including extensive notes by experts in their fields; in-text maps, charts, and diagrams; supplementary essays on translation, biblical interpretation, cultural and historical background, and other general topics.Extensively revised--half of the material is brand new--featuring a new design to enhance readability, and brand-new color maps, the Annotated Fourth Edition adds to the established reputation of this essential biblical studies resource. Many new and revised maps, charts, and diagrams further clarify information found in the Scripture text. In addition, section introductions have been expanded and the book introductions present their information in a standard format so that students can find what they need to know. Of course, the Fourth Edition retains the features prized by students, including single column annotations at the foot of the pages, in-text charts, and maps, a page number-keyed index of all the study materials in the volume, and Oxford's renowned Bible maps. This timely edition maintains and extends the excellence the Annotated's users have come to expect, bringing still more insights, information, and perspectives to bear upon the understanding of the biblical text
The Oxford guide to people & places of the Bible by Bruce M Metzger( Book )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford Guide to People & Places of the Bible provides more than 300 articles that cover everyone from Adam and Eve to Jesus Christ and everywhere from the Garden of Eden to Golgotha and Gethsemane. Readers will find entries on virtually every major figure who walked across the biblical stage. Here are Hebrew Bible figures such as Cain and Abel, Noah and Methuselah, Abraham and Isaac, David and Goliath, Solomon and Sheba, Moses and Aaron, Naomi and Ruth, and Samson and Delilah. The New Testament is well covered, with pieces on Peter and Paul, John the Baptist and Mary Magdalene, the apostles (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), Pontius Pilate and Judas Iscariot, and of course Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Articles also define groups of people who figure in the Bible, such as Angels, Archangels, and Demons, the Magi, the Tribes of Israel, and Women. Entries on the significant places of the Bible, both ancient and modern, include kingdoms and countries (Egypt, Assyria, Mesopotamia) and cities (Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Sodom and Gomorrah), as well as geographical features such as the Sea of Galilee and Mount Hebron. The guide includes an index for ease of use, and 14 pages of color maps
Eastern religions : origins, beliefs, practices, holy texts, sacred places( Book )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddhism, one of the world's great religious traditions, attracts millions of modern-day followers. Hinduism, one of the most ancient of all belief systems, is increasingly well known in the West through expatriate Indian communities. Taoism has been an important influence on Western thinking, especially through the impact of the Tao Te Ching. Confucianism, less metaphysical in its principles, emphasizes family values and the role of the individual within the state. And Shinto, distinctively Japanese in character, is the most animistic of the great religions, based on a belief in numerous individual spirits. The contributors explore a great variety of topics within these religions, including: the life of the Buddha; karma and rebirth; inspiring teachers and gurus; the life of Confucius; sacred Taoist texts; the epics of the Ramayana and Mahabharata; holy landscapes, shrines, and festivals; enlightenment; and--for all the faiths--the spiritual and ethical teachings, art and architecture, sacred writings, ritual and ceremony, and death and the afterlife. Also included are extracts from or summaries of historical texts, with author commentaries that explain the significance of each piece and place in its full context. Authoritative and accessible, Eastern Religions provides a gateway for all those in the West who wish to move one step closer to the spirit of the East. --Publisher
Stories from ancient Canaan by Michael David Coogan( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The texts from ancient Ugarit are among the most important modern discoveries for understanding the Bible. For more than thirty years, Stories from Ancient Canaan has been recognized as a highly authoritative and readable presentation of the principal Canaanite myths and epics discovered at Ugarit. This fully revised edition takes into account advances in the reading, understanding, and interpretation of these stories since 1978. It also includes two additional texts, expanded introductions, and illustrations. Coogan and Smith have collaborated to bring this classic up to date in order to provide accessible and accurate translations of these texts for a new generation of students
The illustrated guide to world religions( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese traditions, and Japanese traditions
The ten commandments : a short history of an ancient text by Michael David Coogan( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this lively and provocative book, Michael Coogan guides readers into the ancient past to examine the iconic Ten Commandments, also known as the Decalogue. How, among all the laws reportedly given on Mount Sinai, did the Ten Commandments become "the" Ten Commandments? When did that happen? There are several versions of the Decalogue in the Old Testament, so how have different groups determined which is the most authoritative? Why were different versions created?"--Jacket
The religions book : [big ideas simply explained]( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion has influenced human culture since prehistory, shaping everything from the politics of war and peace to notions of morality and issues of sex, reproduction, and family. On an individual level, it has also offered people a sense of meaning, purpose, and comfort, and even today, when science appears to offer answers to many of the world's conundrums, faith persists and many religions--including Christianity and Islam--are still growing. The Religions Book explains in a clear, accessible way more than 100 of the most important theological ideas, from those bound up in the earliest cultures to others that have emerged in the last few hundred years, along with all of the main tenets of the world's major faiths. In doing so, it considers key issues such as the problem of defining good and evil, the significance of suffering, creation and the afterlife ("Why are we here?" and "Why do we die?"), and the nature of god.--Publisher's description
God and sex : what the Bible really says by Michael David Coogan( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biblical scholar Michael Coogan's introductory course on the Old Testament has been a perennial favorite among students at Harvard University. Here, Coogan examines one of the most controversial aspects of the Hebrew Scripture: what the Old Testament really says about sex, and how contemporary understanding of those writings is frequently misunderstood or misrepresented. In the engaging voice generations of students have appreciated, Coogan explores the language and social world of the Bible, showing how much innuendo and euphemism is at play, and illuminating the sexuality of biblical figures as well as God. By doing so, Coogan reveals the immense gap between popular use of Scripture and its original context. Certain to provoke, entertain, and enlighten.--From publisher description
The Oxford guide to ideas & issues of the Bible( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With comprehensive and timely scholarly discussions, The Oxford Guide to Ideas & Issues of the Bible offers more than 200 informative articles by 174 distinguished scholars that cover major biblical concepts and institutions from afterlife and immortality to circumcision, and contemporary issues from adultery and abortion to divorce and homosexuality." "Designed as a reference for a wide audience, including general readers, students, teachers, and clergy, the Guide provides illuminating and authoritative entries on the issues and ideas that appear in and stem from the Jewish and Christian scriptures. Delve into critical interpretations of such topics as incarnation, sin, grace, baptism, the second coming of Christ, the Holy Spirit, and the Sabbath. Uncover a new perspective on pivotal events such as the Exodus and the Flood and learn about the realities of the world surrounding these events, including its feasts and its animals and plants. Learn how the Bible was produced and about its influence in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions. Here, ancient manuscripts such as the Dead Sea Scrolls shed new light on our modern understanding of the Bible and its historical context, and computers and archaeology offer new, fascinating means of interpretation. Arranged alphabetically, the Guide contains a detailed index for ease of use as well as a table of abbreviations and transliterations." "The Guide is an essential reference, sure to become a reader's first place to turn for factual information and contemporary perspectives on the Bible. With entries written by an international team of modern scholars and providing an up-to-date discussion of biblical issues and traditions, the Guide is an indispensable addition to any family library as well as an authoritative volume for scholars and students."--Jacket
The new Oxford annotated Bible : New Revised Standard Version : with the Apocrypha : an ecumenical study Bible by Michael David Coogan( Book )

21 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The premier study Bible used by scholars, pastors, undergraduate and graduate students, The New Oxford Annotated Bible offers a vast range of information, including extensive notes by experts in their fields; in-text maps, charts, and diagrams; supplementary essays on translation, biblical interpretation, cultural and historical background, and other general topics. Extensively revised--half of the material is brand new--featuring a new design to enhance readability, and brand-new color maps, the Annotated Fourth Edition adds to the established reputation of this essential biblical studies res
The Old Testament : a historical and literary introduction to the Hebrew scriptures by Michael David Coogan( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucidly written by leading biblical scholar Michael D. Coogan, this balanced, engaging, and up-to-date introduction to the Hebrew scriptures distills the best of current scholarship. Employing the narrative chronology of the Bible itself and the history of the ancient Near East as a framework, Coogan covers all the books of the Hebrew Bible, along with the deuterocanonical books included in the Bible used by many Christians. He works from a primarily historical and critical methodology but also introduces students to literary analysis and other interpretive strategies. (Publisher)
The Old Testament : a very short introduction by Michael David Coogan( Book )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author offers an exploration of the 'Old Testament' illuminating its importance as history, literature, and sacred text. He provides an overview of one of the great pillars of Western religion and culture, a book which remains important today for Jews, Christians, and Muslims worldwide
World religions : the illustrated guide by Michael David Coogan( Book )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This books covers seven world religions including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese Traditions, And Japanese Traditions. Explore the origins and historical development along with the society and religious aspects behind them
Scripture and other artifacts : essays on the Bible and archaeology in honor of Philip J. King( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford encyclopedia of the books of the Bible( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two-volume set is a scholarly reference work with articles on each of the canonical books of the Bible, major apocryphal books of the New and Old Testaments, important non-canonical texts, and thematic essays on topics such as canonicity, textual criticism, and translation
The New Oxford annotated apocrypha( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Countless students, professors and general readers alike have relied upon The New Oxford Annotated Apocrypha for essential scholarship and guidance to the Deuterocanonical books of the Bible. Now theAugmented Third Edition adds to the established reputation of this premier academic resource. A wealth of new maps, charts, and diagrams further clarify information found in the scripture pages. In addition, section introductions have been expanded and the book introductions have been made more uniform in order to enhance their utility. This timely edition maintains and extends the excellence theAnnotated's users have come to expect, bringing still more insights, information, and approaches to bear upon the understanding of the biblical text. --Publisher
A brief introduction to the Old Testament : the Hebrew Bible in its context by Michael David Coogan( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This resource is a concise and updated version of Coogan's 'The Old Testament'. It takes a historical and literary approach to exploring the Hebrew Bible. It begins with two introductory chapters, in order to give students the preliminary background necessary to prepare for analysis of the biblical texts 'in context'
The archaeology of Jordan and beyond : essays in honor of James A. Sauer( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Oxford companion to the Bible
Alternative Names
Coogan, Michael.

Coogan, Michael 1942-

Coogan, Michael D.

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Coogan, Michael D. (Michael David)

Coogan, Michael D. (Michael David), 1942-

Michael Coogan

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Michael D. Coogan

Languages
English (286)

Spanish (10)

French (8)

German (5)

Dutch (3)

Polish (1)

Korean (1)

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The Oxford history of the biblical worldThe new Oxford annotated Bible : with the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical booksThe Oxford guide to people & places of the BibleEastern religions : origins, beliefs, practices, holy texts, sacred placesStories from ancient CanaanThe illustrated guide to world religionsGod and sex : what the Bible really saysThe Oxford guide to ideas & issues of the Bible