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Introduction to Hebrew Bible : a guided tour of Israel's sacred library

Author: James E Bowley
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Written for undergraduates and to satisfy and encourage curiosity, this work leads the readers on an engaging, non-sectarian tour of the Hebrew Bible. James E. Bowley taught many years of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament survey and never found a book that was accessible to students and still had academically challenging content, though he tried many. As a result, over a 2-3 year period, he developed his own "library  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James E Bowley
ISBN: 0130453579 9780130453570
OCLC Number: 76167288
Description: xxx, 498 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: What is a bible? --
Preliminary matters of interpretation --
Preliminary matters of ancient history --
The composition of biblical scrolls --
Instruction Torah --
Prophets Neviim part I --
Prophets Neviim part II --
Writings Ketuvim --
Additional scrolls --
Meeting the librarians : the communities of the scrolls.
Responsibility: James E. Bowley.
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"Written for undergraduates and to satisfy and encourage curiosity, this work leads the readers on an engaging, non-sectarian tour of the Hebrew Bible. James E. Bowley taught many years of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament survey and never found a book that was accessible to students and still had academically challenging content, though he tried many. As a result, over a 2-3 year period, he developed his own "library approach" and began to write it and use it with his own students with great success in the classroom."--Publisher's website.

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