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How to read the Bible : a guide to Scripture, then and now

Author: James L Kugel
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A reader's companion to the Bible draws on classic interpretations as well as modern scholarship to explain how the Bible may also be a metaphorical reflection of anthropological history.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Introductions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kugel, James L.
How to read the Bible.
New York : Free Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608213228
Online version:
Kugel, James L.
How to read the Bible.
New York : Free Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)609360251
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James L Kugel
ISBN: 9780743235860 074323586X
OCLC Number: 144767610
Description: xiv, 819 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The rise of modern biblical scholarship --
The creation of the world, and of Adam and Eve --
Cain and Abel --
The great flood --
The Tower of Babel --
The call of Abraham --
Two models of God and the "God of old" --
The trials of Abraham --
Jacob and Esau --
Jacob and the angel --
Dinah --
Joseph and his brothers --
Moses in Egypt --
The exodus --
A covenant with God --
The ten commandments --
A religion of laws --
Worship on the road --
P and D --
On the way to Canaan --
Moses' last words --
Joshua and the conquest of Canaan --
Judges and chiefs --
The other gods of Canaan --
Samuel and Saul --
The Psalms of David --
David the king --
Solomon's wisdom --
North and south --
The book of Isaiah(s) --
Jeremiah --
Ezekiel --
Twelve minor prophets --
Job and postexilic wisdom --
Daniel the interpreter --
After such knowledge--
Responsibility: James L. Kugel.
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A reader's companion to the Bible draws on classic interpretations as well as modern scholarship to explain how the Bible may also be a metaphorical reflection of anthropological history.

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