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T&T Clark Handbook of the Old Testament: An Introduction to the Literature, Religion and History of the Old Testament
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T&T Clark Handbook of the Old Testament: An Introduction to the Literature, Religion and History of the Old Testament

by 4 authors

T&T Clark 2012

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Overview

The T&T Clark Handbook of the Old Testament is a comprehensive introduction and guide to OT studies. This resource begins by presenting the methods and sources of OT studies and then presents a thorough overview of the biblical text as well as relevant discoveries and research in archaeology, ancient extrabiblical texts, and iconography. It explores varying exegetical methods and approaches including historical criticism, canonical criticism, the social scientific method, and feminist and liberation theologies. Methods in archaeology, Hebrew epigraphy, and iconography are also covered.

The second section is devoted to the history and religious history of Ancient Israel. Introductory matters, such as fundamental terminology and definitions, ethnic identity, ancestors and the dead, geography, and time reckoning are explicated before the book moves on to a historical survey from the Iron Age to the early Roman period.

The heart of the book is a detailed survey of the Hebrew canonical books. The discussion for each book includes the biblical presentation and content, problems arising from the history of literary analysis and research, origin and development of the writing, theological themes, and notes on reception history.

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Key Features

  • Presents a comprehensive introduction to Old Testament Studies
  • Contains a detailed survey of each book of the Old Testament
  • Includes a historical survey from the Iron age to the early Roman period

Praise for the Print Edition

This balanced, comprehensive, and detailed introduction now sets the standard for any textbook aiming to represent the worldwide state of scholarship on the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. The authors provide a clear and accessible entry to critical scholarship on both biblical texts and the history and religion of Israel. This volume belongs in the libraries of all with special interest in the Old Testament, from advanced students to senior scholars.

—David Carr, professor, Union Theological Seminary, New York

A highly informative, thorough, and up-to-date introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures. The authors provide helpful insights into the worlds of the ancient Israelites and their modern interpreters.

Gary N. Knoppers, professor, Penn State University

This textbook by colleagues Gertz, Schmid, Berlejung, and Witte provides the best possible access for English readers to current European scholarship in the field of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. Their collaboration ensures coverage of diverse fields by experts. The treatment of various positions is balanced and up-to-date. A valuable resource.

Bernard M. Levinson, professor, University of Minnesota

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About the Authors

Jan Christian Gertz is professor of Old Testament at the University of Heidelberg in Germany.

Angelika Berlejung is professor of Old Testament at the University of Leipzig in Germany and professor for ancient Near Eastern studies at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.

Konrad Schmid is professor of Old Testament and ancient Judaism at the University of Zurich in Switzerland.

Markus Witte is professor of Old Testament at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany.

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