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Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
Collins, John J.

Minneapolis: Fortress, 2014 pp. xviii + 622.2nd Edition. $65.00


Description: John J. Collinsí Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most reliable and widely adopted critical textbooks at undergraduate and graduate levels alike, and for good reason. Enriched by decades of classroom teaching, it is aimed explicitly at motivated students regardless of their previous exposure to the Bible or faith commitments. Collins proceeds through the canon of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha, judiciously presenting the current state of historical, archaeological, and literary understanding of the biblical text, and engaging the student in questions of significance and interpretation for the contemporary world. The second edition has been updated with the latest findings in biblical scholarship and is presented in a new and engaging format. It can be purchased individually or as part of a Course Pack which includes the Study Companion.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Linguistics, Historical Approaches, Literary Approaches

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Review by Blake A. Jurgens
Published 3/1/2018
Citation: Blake A. Jurgens, review of John J. Collins, Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).


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