Drawing on his own vast study and writing from a broadly conservative viewpoint, Harrison first reviews the entire history of Old Testament criticism. He then sets the Hebrew Scriptures in their full context, examining in successive chapters scholarly ideas in ancient Near Eastern archaeology, chronology, text and canon, history, religion, and theology. The book's second major division offers a detailed discussion of each Old Testament book. The final part presents a lucid overview of the apocryphal books. Portions of Harrison's scholarship may be considered somewhat outdated, but his readiness to engage all the issues and problems of Old Testament scholarship has never been paralleled. Scholars, students, and laity alike will hail the return of this indispensable resource.
Type: Hardcover ()
Category: Books > Bible Languages/Tools
ISBN / UPC: 9781565633995/1565633997
Publish Date: 2/1/2004
Item No: 106565
Vendor: Hendrickson Publishers Inc.