The Apocrypha: Fortress Commentary on the Bible Study Edition
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The Apocrypha: Fortress Commentary on the Bible Study Edition  -     By: Gale A. Yee, Hugh R. Page Jr., Matthew J.M. Coomber
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This concise commentary on the Apocrypha, excerpted from the Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The Old Testament and Apocrypha, engages readers in the work of biblical interpretation. Contributors from a rich diversity of perspectives connect historical-critical analysis with sensitivity to current theological, cultural, and interpretive issues. Each chapter (Tobit through 4 Maccabees) includes an introduction and commentary based on three lenses: ancient context, the interpretative tradition, and contemporary questions and challenges. The Apocrypha introduces fresh perspectives and draws students, preachers, and interested readers into the challenging work of interpretation.

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Title: The Apocrypha: Fortress Commentary on the Bible Study Edition
By: Gale A. Yee, Hugh R. Page Jr., Matthew J.M. Coomber
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 286
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 9.25 X 7.50 (inches)
Weight: 1 pound 4 ounces
ISBN: 1506415873
ISBN-13: 9781506415871
Series: Fortress Commentary on the Bible
Stock No: WW415871

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This concise commentary on the Apocrypha, excerpted from the Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The Old Testament and Apocrypha, engages readers in the work of biblical interpretation. Contributors from a rich diversity of perspectives connect historical-critical analysis with sensitivity to current theological, cultural, and interpretive issues. Each chapter (Tobit through 4 Maccabees) includes an introduction and commentary based on three lenses: ancient context, the interpretative tradition, and contemporary questions and challenges. The Apocrypha introduces fresh perspectives and draws students, preachers, and interested readers into the challenging work of interpretation.

Author Bio

Matthew J. M. Coomber is assistant professor of biblical studies at St. Ambrose University,Davenport, Iowa.

Hugh R. Page Jr.is associate professor of Theology and Africana Studies as well as vice president, associate provost, and dean of the First Year of Studies at the University of Notre Dame.He is general editor of The Africana Bible: Reading Israel"s Scriptures from Africa and the African Diaspora (Fortress Press, 2009) and author of the Exodus volume in The People's Bible Commentary series (2006).

Gale A. Yee is Nancy W. King Professor Emerita of Episcopal Divinity School.

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