The Hebrew Bible: A Comparative Approach is a brilliantly formatted, and beautifully designed introduction the Hebrew Bible. Christopher Stanley critically engages the Hebrew Bible from a cultural, historical, religious point of view. He examines, both literarily, and religiously, what the Hebrew bible is, where it came from and its meaning in ancient Israelite society and later, Judaism. Furthermore, he explores the presuppositions of the Hebrews in the writing of the Bible along with the three major traditions that shaped this enduring masterpiece, Wisdom, Prophecy, and, of course, the Torah.All of this is done under the pedagogical rubric of approaching the Hebrew Bible comparatively in conversation with other religions. Thus, this text book is an excellent resource for use in University courses in Comparative Religion, Philosophy of Religion, or, World Religions. The book is also accompanied by a full website that provides further information and is fully integrated with the text book.
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