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Introduction to Biblical Studies, Second Edition
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Introduction to Biblical Studies, Second Edition


T&T Clark 2004

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This concise introduction provides a clear and helpful guide to the complex field of modern biblical studies. In the first section, it addresses questions regarding inspiration, canon and authority, while also delving into the historical approaches to the Bible regarding sources, content and intentions. The historical approaches conclude with a discussion of the text of the Bible, with topics focusing on the transmission of manuscripts and the art of translation. Within this context, Moyise uses comparative literature to examine such topics as ancient flood stories and Egyptian psalms.

In the second section, the book tackles questions about how we got the Bible and why modern versions of the Bible differ among themselves. The chapter on literary criticism considers how biblical texts 'speak' to the reader and influences his or her attitudes, emotions and behavior. It addresses such concerns as gender, ethnicity and social location and how these affect what people regard as important and hence how they interpret the Bible. The book concludes with a variety of theological approaches as it looks at different approaches to biblical interpretation.

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  • Title: Introduction to Biblical Studies
  • Author: Steve Moyise
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: T & T Clark
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 152

About Steve Moyise

Steve Moyise is Professor of New Testament at the University of Chichester and author of The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation, The Old Testament in the New, and The Psalms in the New Testament. He is the series editor of The T&T Clark Approaches to Biblical Studies.

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