A marvel of concision, John J. Collins’ Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most popular introductory textbooks in colleges and university classrooms. The second edition has been carefully revised to take the latest scholarly developments into account. This collection includes Collins’ full-length text and a companion volume featuring essential primary readings keyed to the text, along with a running timeline feature and discussions of technical terms, archaeological sites, and methods and concepts in biblical studies.
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John J. Collins’ Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most reliable and widely adopted critical textbooks at undergraduate and graduate levels alike, and for good reason. Enriched by decades of classroom teaching, it is aimed explicitly at motivated students regardless of their previous exposure to the Bible or faith commitments.
Collins proceeds through the canon of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha, judiciously presenting the current state of historical, archaeological, and literary understanding of the biblical text, and engaging the student in questions of significance and interpretation for the contemporary world.
The second edition has been updated with the latest findings in biblical scholarship and is presented in a new and engaging format. It can be purchased individually or as part of a Course Pack which includes the Study Companion.
John Collins’ introduction is a timely and welcome contribution, one based on his own extensive research and on his many years of teaching the subject.
—James C. VanderKam, John A. O’Brien Professor of Hebrew Scriptures, Biblical Studies, and Judaism in Antiquity, University of Notre Dame
Collins’ volume meets a long-standing need for an up-to- date and well-informed critical introduction to the Hebrew Bible. . . . Collins’ work stands as a most welcome and highly recommended textbook for both undergraduates and seminarians.
At last! This is the introduction to the Hebrew Bible I have been looking for: a balanced and richly informative introduction that covers essential critical and comparative perspectives and sets up pertinent interpretive issues, leaving the instructor free to work with the class in any number of directions.
—Carol Newsom, professor of Old Testament, Candler School of Theology
John J. Collins’ Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most widely-used textbooks in the world, and for good reason. Balanced and richly informative, it introduces current thinking and leads the student into the important interpretive questions. This study companion is tied directly to Introduction to the Hebrew Bible. It features essential primary readings keyed to the text, along with a running timeline feature and discussions of technical terms, archaeological sites, and methods and concepts in biblical studies. Students can use the study companion as a workbook and a handy complement to the textbook and the Hebrew Bible itself.
Ryan P. Bonfiglio is visiting adjunct professor at Columbia Theological Seminary and a postdoctoral fellow with the Louisville Institute. Prior to earning his doctorate, he was an affiliated chaplain through Princeton University’s Office of Religious Life. He is a committed educator and lay leader in the Presbyterian Church (USA).