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The Museum of the Bible: A Critical Introduction
Hicks-Keeton, Jill and Cavan Concannon, editors

Lanham, MD: Lexington/Fortress Academic, 2019 pp. xxv + 305. $44.99

Description: Bringing together nationally and internationally-known scholars, The Museum of the Bible: A Critical Introduction analyzes the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., from a variety of perspectives and disciplinary positions, including biblical studies, history, archaeology, Judaic studies, and religion and public life. The Museum of the Bible is poised to wield unparalleled influence on the national popular imagination of the Bibleís contents, history, and uses through time. This volume provides critical tools by which a broad public of scholars and students alike can assess the Museum of the Bibleís presentation of its vast collection and wrestle with the thorny interpretive issues and complex histories that are at risk of being obscured when private funds put a major museum near the National Mall. Contributors include Marc Zvi Brettler; Mark A. Chancey; Cavan Concannon; John Fea; Jill Hicks-Keeton; Terrence L. Johnson; Ludvik A. Kjeldsberg; Jennifer Wright Knust; Mark Leuchter; James R. Linville; Roberta Mazza; Margaret M. Mitchell; Sarah F. Porter and Stephen L. Young.

Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, Ideological Critique, Reception History

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Review by Sidnie White Crawford
Published 5/28/2020
Citation: Sidnie White Crawford, review of Jill Hicks-Keeton and Cavan Concannon, eds., The Museum of the Bible: A Critical Introduction, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).


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