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May 1, 2018

Reading the books of the Law, the Pentateuch, in their original context is the crucial prerequisite for reading their citation and use in later interpretation, ...

John J. Collins (Author)
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April 15, 2018

John J. Collins’s Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most popular introductory textbooks in colleges and seminary classrooms. Enriched by decades of ...

John J. Collins (Author)
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April 1, 2018

Third Edition Coming April 2018!
A leading introduction to the Hebrew Bible

John J. Collins’s A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one ...

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August 15, 2017

In this groundbreaking work to identify and address God’s absence in three key rape narratives in the Hebrew Bible, Leah Rediger Schulte finds a pattern ...

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March 1, 2017

This textbook introduces students to the contents of the Torah and orients them to the key interpretive questions and methods shaping contemporary scholarship, inviting readers into the work of interpretation today. Pedagogical features include images, maps, timelines, reading lists, and a glossary.

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September 1, 2016

This commentary on the Pentateuch, excerpted from the Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The Old Testament and Apocrypha, engages readers in the work of biblical interpretation. Contributors from a rich diversity of perspectives connect historical-critical analysis with sensitivity to current theological, cultural, and interpretive issues.

Each chapter (Genesis through Deuteronomy) includes an introduction and commentary based on three lenses: ancient context, the interpretative tradition, and contemporary questions and challenges.

The Pentateuch introduces fresh perspectives and draws students, preachers, and interested readers into the challenging work of interpretation. 

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June 1, 2016

Current scholarly debate over the historical character of David's rule generally considers the biblical portrait to represent David as king of Judah first, and subsequently ...