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The Cambridge Companion to the Bible
The Cambridge Companion to the Bible, Second Edition focuses on the ever-changing social and cultural contexts in which the biblical authors and their original readers lived. The authors of the first edition were chosen for their internationally recognized expertise in their respective fields: the history and literature of Israel; postbiblical Judaism; biblical archaeology ...more
Hardcover, 724 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Cambridge University Press
(first published 1997)
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This book is not for fundamentalist Christians! Its main focus is on the historical background and literary origins of the books of the Bible, and it draws attention to contradictions and exaggerations in the Biblical text, and places where the Bible conflicts with archaeological and historical evidence. It presents a picture of a Bible which did not set out to be accurate history as we would understand that, but which was shaped over centuries to fit a faith agenda. It does not shy away from th ...more