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Introducing the Old Testament

R. J. Coggins


Study of the Old Testament has long been dominated by what is sometimes called the ‘historical-critical method’: careful analysis of individual books in order to discover their component sources, with great emphasis on historical context and concern, especially in the prophetic books, to isolate what was original and (it was therefore assumed) most important. In recent years people have asked whether this approach is the only proper one and whether there may not be alternative understandings, which are equally valid. This book attempts to outline some of those alternatives while retaining the ... More

Keywords: Old Testament, historical-critical method, sociology, anthropology, liberation perspective, feminist perspective, literary criticism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1990 Print ISBN-13: 9780192132543
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132543.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. J. Coggins, author