James Barr was one of the most formidable biblical scholars of his generation. Barr’s prolific writings include now-standard texts in philology, biblical interpretation, and many other subjects. This collection includes two representative works by this influential scholar. The Scope and Authority of the Bible gathers seven essays that capture Barr’s style, approach, and outlook on contemporary biblical scholarship. His explosive monograph The Semantics of the Biblical Language takes a long, critical look at Evangelical exegesis, posing questions that all serious Bible students must wrestle with.
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- Samples the work of influential biblical scholar James Barr
- Analyzes contemporary exegetical methods of Evangelicals
- Evaluates the Bible’s place in contemporary Christianity
About the Author
James Barr (1924–2006) was an Old Testament scholar noted for his contributions to the study of biblical languages. His book The Semantics of the Biblical Languages remains one of the most influential books on the subject. He held professorships at the University of Edinburgh, University of Manchester, Princeton University, and Vanderbilt University. Barr is also the author of Biblical Words for Time.