The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us
Buy Item $12.49 Retail: $19.99 Save 38% ($7.50)
In Stock
Stock No: WW067739
HarperCollins / 2012 / Paperback
Quantity:

Add To Cart


Add To Wishlist
Buy eBook Begin reading in seconds $14.99 eBook Details
Quantity:


Add To Cart


Wishlist

The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us

HarperCollins / 2012 / Paperback

In Stock
Stock No: WW067739


Big Summer Blowout
  • Other Formats (2)
Other Formats (2)
Description
Availability
Price
Add
Include
  1. In Stock
    $14.99
    Add To Cart
    0
    $14.99
  2. In Stock
    $12.49
    Retail: $19.99
    Add To Cart
    $12.49

Product Description

* Open your eyes to the riches of the one of the greatest collections of literature ever written---the Old Testament! Full of unlikely heroes and courageous women, these retellings reveal the Hebrew Scriptures' diverse history; offer new contextualized meanings; and highlight biblical themes that continue to affect us, including law, war, sex, wisdom, politics, economics, and more. 448 pages, softcover from HarperOne.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 448
Vendor: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 1.12 (inches)
ISBN: 0062067737
ISBN-13: 9780062067739

Related Products

  1. Exegetical Fallacies, Second Edition
    Exegetical Fallacies, Second Edition
    D.A. Carson
    Baker Books / 1996 / Trade Paperback
    $12.49 Retail: $16.99 Save 26% ($4.50)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 10 Reviews
  2. Do Historical Matters Matter to Faith? A Critical Appraisal of Modern and Postmodern Approaches to Scripture
    Do Historical Matters Matter to Faith? A Critical Appraisal of Modern and Postmodern Approaches to Scripture
    Edited by James K. Hoffmeier & Dennis R. Magary
    Crossway / 2012 / Trade Paperback
    $22.49 Retail: $35.00 Save 36% ($12.51)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
  3. Art of Biblical Narrative, Revised & Updated
    Art of Biblical Narrative, Revised & Updated
    Robert Alter
    Basic Books / 2011 / Trade Paperback
    $12.99 Retail: $17.99 Save 28% ($5.00)
  4. The Hermeneutical Spiral: A Comprehensive Introduction to Biblical Interpretation
    The Hermeneutical Spiral: A Comprehensive Introduction to Biblical Interpretation
    Grant R. Osborne
    InterVarsity Press / 2006 / Trade Paperback
    $27.99 Retail: $38.00 Save 26% ($10.01)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews

Publisher's Description

In The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us, preeminent biblical scholars Douglas A. Knight and Amy-Jill Levine deliver a broad and engaging introduction to the Old Testament—also known as the Tanakh or Hebrew Bible—offering a wealth of compelling historical background and context for the sacred literature that is at the heart of Judaism and Christianity. John Shelby Spong, author of Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World writes, "Levine and Knight have combined to write a book on the Bible that is as academically brilliant as it is marvelously entertaining. By placing our scriptures into their original Jewish context they have opened up startling and profound new insights. This is a terrific book."

Author Bio

Douglas A. Knight is Drucilla Moore Buffington Professor of Hebrew Bible and professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University. Knight is the author of Law, Power, and Justice in Ancient Israel and Rediscovering the Traditions of Israel.

Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University and affiliate faculty at the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations in Cambridge, UK. Levine is the author of The Misunderstood Jew and served as co-editor of The Jewish Annotated New Testament.

Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Science in Nashville, Tennessee; Affiliated Professor at the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations at Cambridge; and a self-described "Yankee Jewish feminist who teaches in a predominantly Christian divinity school in the buckle of the Bible Belt." She is the author of The Misunderstood Jew, The Meaning of the Bible (coauthored with Douglas Knight), and the editor of The Jewish Annotated New Testament.

Editorial Reviews

“Amy-Jill Levine and Douglas A. Knight have combined to write a book on the Bible that is as academically brilliant as it is marvelously entertaining. By placing our scriptures into their original Jewish context they have opened up startling and profound new insights. This is a terrific book.”
“More than random facts about the Hebrew Bible . . . more than a historical overview . . . [t]hey are aiming for true understanding of the life, culture, and practices of the ancient Israelites.”
“A winsome, accessible introduction to the theological thought of the Hebrew Bible. This sort of irenic, thoughtful linkage of criticism and interpretation within a confessing tradition is exactly what we most need in Scripture reading.”
“From its superb introduction to its perfectly worded conclusion, this book does it all. Whether your interest in the Bible is historical or literary, specific texts or broad themes, this book has it—and conveys its relevance for today. ”
“Provides new knowledge on the Bible’s rich diversity of teaching on sexuality, familial and ethnic discord, political corruption, religious infidelity, economic exploitation as well as the nature of God, faith, love, and social justice. It is both enlightening and inspiring.”
“A book we have needed for years - learned and accessible, clearly organized by the topics readers care about, and fully engaged with current discussions of deep and broad significance.”
“If anyone thinks the fruit of biblical scholarship is esoteric and heavy reading, direct that person to this book. In it, Knight and Levine demonstrate both their scholarly proficiency and their expertise as seasoned educators. This book should appeal to a broad audience.”
“Knight and Levine have done a marvelous job of taking very sophisticated material and presenting it in an illuminating and thoroughly engaging way that bespeaks of excellent scholarship by two distinguished teachers.”
“A highly accessible . . . survey that is in tune with current scholarship.”

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask a Question

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Back
×

Ask a Question

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.