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The Oxford history of the biblical world

Author: Michael David Coogan
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the history, art, architecture, languages, literatures, society, and religion of Biblical Israel and early Judaism and Christianity.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael David Coogan
ISBN: 0195139372 9780195139372 0195087070 9780195087079
OCLC Number: 44650958
Description: xi, 487 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: In the beginning : the earliest history / Michael D. Coogan --
Before Israel : Syria-Palestine in the Bronze Age / Wayne T. Pitard --
Bitter lives : Israel in and out of Egypt / Carol A. Redmount --
Forging an identity : the emergence of ancient Israel / Lawrence E. Stager --
"There was no king in Israel" : the era of the judges / Jo Ann Hackett --
Kinship and kingship : the early monarchy / Carol Meyers --
A land divided : Judah and Israel from the death of Solomon to the fall of Samaria / Edward F. Campbell Jr. --
Into exile : from the Assyrian conquest of Israel to the fall of Babylon / Mordechai Cogan --
Israel among the nations : the Persian period / Mary Joan Winn Leith --
Between Alexandria and Antioch : Jews and Judaism in the Hellenistic period / Leonard J. Greenspoon --
Visions of kingdoms : from Pompey to the first Jewish revolt / Amy-Jill Levine --
Churches in context : the Jesus movement in the Roman world / Daniel N. Schowalter --
Transitions and trajectories : Jews and Christians in the Roman Empire / Barbara Geller.
Responsibility: edited by Michael D. Coogan.
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