The Old Testament: A Literary History
Maloney, Linda M., translator
Minneapolis: Fortress, 2012 pp. xiv + 321. $49.00
Description: Renowned Hebrew Bible scholar Konrad Schmid here provides a comprehensive discussion of the task, history, and conditions of the history of Old Testament literature. He carefully considers the dynamics of language, orality, literacy, and the range of social and political conditions that shaped Israel's writing at each period of the people's history and explores the significance of the transformation of various writings into "Scripture" and a biblical canon.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches
Review by Trent C. Butler
Citation: Trent C. Butler, review of Konrad Schmid, The Old Testament: A Literary History, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).
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