How Old Is the Hebrew Bible? : A Linguistic, Textual, and Historical Study

Description

From two expert scholars comes a comprehensive study of the dating of the Hebrew Bible The age of the Hebrew Bible is a topic that has sparked controversy and debate in recent years. The scarcity of clear evidence allows for the possibility of many views, though these are often clouded by theological and political biases. This impressive, broad-ranging book synthesizes recent linguistic, textual, and historical research to clarify the history of biblical literature, from its oldest texts and literary layers to its youngest. In clear, concise language, the authors provide a comprehensive overview that cuts across scholarly specialties to create a new standard for the historical study of the Bible. This much-needed work paves the path forward to dating the Hebrew Bible and understanding crucial aspects of its historical and contemporary significance.

Details

Author(s)
Ronald Hendel, Jan Joosten
Format
Hardback | 240 pages
Dimensions
156 x 235 x 21mm | 499g
Publication date
04 Jan 2019
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publication City/Country
United States
Language
English
Edition
Bilingual edition
Edition Statement
Bilingual
Illustrations note
4 b-w illus.
ISBN10
0300234880
ISBN13
9780300234886
Bestsellers rank
250,003