By Donald W. Musser, Clyde Fant
This article presents a entire and definitive creation to the literature, cultures, and theologies of the early Jewish and Christian traditions. Designed to be learn with chosen passages from the Bible and the Apocrypha, An creation to the Bible deals crucial info to scholars with very little event within the educational research of faith. it is going to aid scholars achieve a pretty good history for destiny paintings in religious study. The revised variation contains information about new instructions in bible study, a revised bibliography, and a subject matter index - in addition to maps, charts and pictures. "This quantity is pedagogically self-aware. the following communicate academics who reside just about the instructing atmosphere. The narrative account of loads of fabric is sufferer, conscious of aspect, keen to pause to supply small educational clues, for all time holding the large photograph in concentration. This moment version of the booklet attests either to the power of its authors and to the confident reception the e-book has already loved. Given the big cultural obstacle upon us, such guide in a context that reaches past 'the choir' is welcome and tremendously vital. transparent, good geared up, modern, and reflective of trustworthy scholarly consensus. most crucial, i think, is the chance that its student-users will subscribe to extra scripture study....[The booklet] can help scholars generate not just a starting with the Bible, yet a long term interest." --Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia. "As so much teachers of introductory survey classes in bible study will attest, discovering an appropriate textbook may be very a problem. The revised variation of An advent to the Bible marks a robust contribution to the sector. it's a well-structured, in actual fact written textbook. The authors comprise some of the most modern discussions in regards to the formation and next understandings of either the Hebrew Bible and the hot testomony. scholars utilizing this e-book can be uncovered to the wealthy content material of historical close to japanese experiences. they'll additionally locate themselves challenged to learn those classical texts utilizing essentially the most fresh hermeneutic arguments in circulation....An advent to the Bible offers an exceptional access element for a severe method of the sacred texts of Judaism and Christianity."---C. Shaun Longstreet, Texas A&M college, excerpted from the evaluate of Biblical Literature, August 2003.
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E. the Prophets and the Writings were also translated from Hebrew into Greek. The name given to this translation was the Septuagint (the Latin word for seventy, the number of translators who supposedly worked on the project). Soon the Septuagint was being used in Alexandria and in other Jewish communities. ) Latin translations of the Christian Bible began to appear as early as the end of the second century. E. asked the biblical scholar Jerome to prepare a revision of the Christian Scriptures into Latin.
Slavery in the Roman world was not racially based or necessarily a lifelong experience. Slaves could earn their freedom through various means. Moreover, Roman slaves were often granted Roman citizenship upon receiving their freedom. In Roman society, slaves did not constitute a separate social or economic class; rather, their social and economic standing was determined in large part by the status of their owners. These examples of differences between ancient slavery and slavery in America should not be understood to imply that ancient slavery was a benign or neutral practice.
Why were these works selected and not others? Judaism and Christianity have traditionally claimed divine guidance or inspiration for the writing, selection, and preservation of the books of the Bible. These assertions are faith claims, however, and not objective, verifiable data that help the scholar to understand the complex historical processes behind the production of the Bible. The question of the origins of the biblical materials is not easy to answer. Although some of the biblical works first appeared as written works produced by one person (some of the letters of Paul, for example), many of the writings give evidence of several stages of composition.
An Introduction to the Bible - Revised Edition by Donald W. Musser, Clyde Fant