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The Cambridge History of the Bible : Volume 1, From the Beginnings to Jerome - Peter A. Ackroyd

The Cambridge History of the Bible

Volume 1, From the Beginnings to Jerome

By: Peter A. Ackroyd (Editor), C. F. Evans (Editor)

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Published: 22nd September 1975
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Volume 1 of The Cambridge History of the Bible concerns the earliest period down to Jerome and takes as its central theme the process by which the books of both Testaments came into being and emerged as a canon of scripture, and the use of canonical writings in the early church.

'This volume is a distinguished achievement. Its scholarship is sound and up to date. Nowhere else, it is safe to say, will a reader find so comprehensive and informed an account of the wide field it covers.' Times Literary Supplement 'Once again the editors, publishers and contributors have produced a magnificent volume well worthy to stand alongside its two predecessors ... Judged by any standaed, the History is a landmark in Bible scholarship.' The Evangelical Quarterly 'Professors Ackroyd and Evans have assembled an exceptionally distinguished team for this volume, and the resultant composition is as instructive as it is readable ... Altogether this is an excellent work.' Bulletin of the SOAS 'An indispensable work of reference both for historical theology and for the history of biblical scholarship.' Expository Times

Corrections to the text
Preface
Additions to the bibliography
Language and Script
The biblical languages
The biblical script
Books in the Ancient World
Books in the ancient near east and in the old testament
Books in the Graeco-Roman world and in the new testament
The Old Testament
The old testament in the making
Canonical and non-canonical
The old testament text
Bible and Midrash: early old testament exegesis
The New Testament
The new testament in the making
The new testament canon
The new testament text
The interpretation of the old testament in the new
The Bible in the early Church
Biblical exegesis in the early church
Origen as biblical scholar
Theodore of mopsuestia as representative of the antiochene school
Jerome as biblical scholar
Augustine as biblical scholar
The place of the Bible in the liturgy
Bibliography
Abbreviations
Notes on the plates
Plates
Indexes
General
Biblical and other references
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ISBN: 9780521099738
ISBN-10: 0521099730
Series: From the Beginnings to Jerome : Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 688
Published: 22nd September 1975
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 15.14  x 4.12
Weight (kg): 1.03