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Why the Bible began : an alternative history of scripture and its origins  Cover Image Book Book

Why the Bible began : an alternative history of scripture and its origins / Jacob L. Wright, [Emory University].

Wright, Jacob L., (author.).

Summary:

Demonstrating how the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible represents the first, and one of the most elaborate, projects of peoplehood, Wright tells the dramatic story of the Bible's origins in relation to 1, a longstanding political division between North and South (Israel and Judah) and 2 the traumatic experience of defeat" -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781108490931
  • ISBN: 110849093X
  • ISBN: 9781108796682
  • ISBN: 1108796680
  • Physical Description: xvii, 482 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, [2023]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I : The Rise and Fall -- 1. Abraham and Sarah : From One to the Many -- 2. Miriam : Empire and Exodus -- 3. Deborah : A New Dawn -- 4. King David : Between North and South -- 5. Ahab and Jezebel : Putting Israel on the Map -- 6. Jehu and Elisha : Israel's Downfall and Judah's Jubilation -- 7. Hezekiah and Isaiah : Putting Judah on the Map -- 8. Josiah and Huldah : Judah's Downfall and Deportation -- Part II. Admitting Defeat -- 9. Daughter Zion : Finding One's Voice -- 10. The Creator : Comforting the Afflicted -- 11. Haggai the Prophet : Laying the Foundation -- 12. Nehemiah the Builder : Restoring Judean Pride -- 13. Ezra the Educator : Forming a People of the Book -- 14. Hoshayahu the Soldier : Peoplehood as a Pedagogical Project -- Part III : A New Narrative -- 15. Jeremiah and Baruch : A Monument to Defeat -- 16. Isaac and Rebekah : The Family Story -- 17. Moses and Joshua : The People's History -- 18. Hannah and Samuel : The Palace History -- 19. Solomon and the Queen of Sheba : The National Narrative -- 20. Jonah and the Whale : The Prophets as Survival Literature -- 21. Yhwh and His People : Codes, Covenant, and Kinship -- Part IV : A People of Protest -- 22. Matriarch : Women and the Biblical Agenda -- 23. The Hero : Redefining Gender Roles -- 24. The Other : Tales of War, Outsiders, and Allegiance -- 25. The Soldier : Sacrificial Death and Eternal Life -- 26. Prophet and Priest : Open Access and Separation of Powers -- 27. The Sage : Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes -- 28. The Poet : The Song of Songs and Psalms -- 29. The Queen : Peoplehood without Piety - -Conclusions: Nations, Nationalism, and New Bibles.
Subject: Bible. Old Testament > History.
Bible. Old Testament > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Jews > History > To 70 A.D.
Juifs > Histoire > Jusqu'´┐Ża 70.
Jews
Jews > History.
Genre: History
Informational works.
Documents d'information.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 220.9 WRIGHT 2024 (Text) 0001012537916 Nonfiction New Available -


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