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The Cambridge history of the Bible : [in 3vols]. Vol. 1, From the beginnings to Jerome

Author: Peter R Ackroyd; C F Evans
Publisher: London : Cambridge University Press, 1970.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Volume 1 of The Cambridge History of the Bible concerns the earliest period down to Jerome.


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter R Ackroyd; C F Evans
ISBN: 0521074185 9780521074186
OCLC Number: 59164751
Description: x, 649 pages, 24 plates : illustrations, facsimiles ; 24 cm
Contents: Corrections to the text; Preface; Additions to the bibliography; Part I. Language and Script: 1. The biblical languages Matthew Black; 2. The biblical script David Diringer; Part II. Books in the Ancient World: 3. Books in the ancient near east and in the old testament D. J. Wiseman; 4. Books in the Graeco-Roman world and in the new testament C. H. Roberts; Part III. The Old Testament: 5. The old testament in the making Peter R. Ackroyd; 6. Canonical and non-canonical G. W. Anderson; 7. The old testament text Shemaryahu Talmon; 8. Bible and Midrash: early old testament exegesis G. Vermes; Part IV. The New Testament: 9. The new testament in the making C. F. Evans; 10. The new testament canon R. M. Grant; 11. The new testament text J. N. Birdsall; 12. The interpretation of the old testament in the new C. K. Barrett; Part V. The Bible in the early Church: 13. Biblical exegesis in the early church R. P. C. Hanson; 14. Origen as biblical scholar M. F. Wiles; 15. Theodore of mopsuestia as representative of the antiochene school M. F. Wiles; 16. Jerome as biblical scholar H. F. D. Sparks; 17. Augustine as biblical scholar Gerald Bonner; 18. The place of the Bible in the liturgy J. A. Lamb; Bibliography; Abbreviations; Notes on the plates; Plates; Indexes; General; Biblical and other references.
Responsibility: edited by P.R. Ackroyd and C.F. Evans.


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