The New Cambridge History of the Bible: Volume 1: From the Beginnings to 600

James Carleton Paget (Editor), Joachim Schaper (Editor)

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Recent years have witnessed significant discoveries of texts and artefacts relevant to the study of the Old and New Testaments and remarkable shifts in scholarly methods of study. The present volume mirrors the increasing specialization of Old Testament studies, including the Hebrew and Greek Bibles, and reflects rich research activity that has unfolded over the last four decades in Pentateuch theory, Septuagint scholarship, Qumran studies and early Jewish exegesis of biblical texts. The second half of the volume discusses the period running from the New Testament to 600, including chapters on the Coptic, Syriac and Latin bibles, the 'Gnostic' use of the scriptures, pagan engagement with the Bible, the use of the Bible in Christian councils and in popular and non-literary culture. A fascinating in-depth account of the reception of the Bible in the earliest period of its history.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages1006
ISBN (Electronic)9781139033671, 9781316022665
ISBN (Print)9780521859387
Publication statusPublished - 9 May 2013

Publication series

NameNew Cambridge History of the Bible
PublisherCambridge University Press


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