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This Companion offers a concise and engaging introduction to the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. Providing an up-to-date 'snapshot' of scholarship, it includes essays, specially commissioned for this volume, by twenty-three leading scholars. The volume examines a range of topics, including the historical and religious contexts for the contents of the biblical canon, and critical approaches and methods, as well as newer topics such as the Hebrew Bible in Islam, Western art and literature, and contemporary politics. This Companion is an excellent resource for students at university and graduate level, as well as for laypeople and scholars in other fields who would like to gain an understanding of the current state of the academic discussion. The book does not presume prior knowledge, nor does it engage in highly technical discussions, but it does go into greater detail than a typical introductory textbook.

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Timothy H Lim . The Formation of the Jewish Canon. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013.

Marc Zvi Brettler . The Creation of History in Ancient Israel. London: Routledge, 1995.

James Barr . History and Ideology in the Old Testament: Biblical Studies at the End of a Millennium . Oxford University Press, 2000.

John Barton . “Historical-Critical Approaches.” In The Cambridge Companion to Biblical Interpretation. Edited by John Barton . Cambridge University Press, 1998. 9–20.

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Steven Weitzman . “Before and After the Art of Biblical Narrative.” Prooftexts 27(2) (2007): 191–210.

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P. C Beentjes . Tradition and Transformation in the Book of Chronicles (Studia Semitica Neerlandica 52). Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 2008.

G. N Knoppers The Relationship of the Deuteronomistic History to Chronicles: Was the Chronicler a Deuteronomist?,” pp. 307–41 in Congress Volume Helsinki 2010 (VTS 148). Edited by M. Nissinen . Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 2012.

H. G. M. Williamson The Aramaic Documents in Ezra Revisited.Journal of Theological Studies 59(1) (2008): 41–62.

J. L. Wright Rebuilding Identity: The Nehemiah-Memoir and Its Earliest Readers (BZAW 348). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2004.

Frances M Young . Biblical Exegesis and the Formation of Christian Culture. Cambridge University Press: 1997.

Michael Cook . The Koran: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2000.

François Déroche . La transmission écrite du Coran dans les débuts d l'islam: le codex Parisino-petropolitanus. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 2009.

Arthur Jeffery . The Foreign Vocabulary of the Qur’ān. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 2007.

Theodor Nöldeke , Friedrich Schwally , Gotthelf Bergsträsser and Otto Pretzl . The History of the Qur’ān. Edited and translated by Wolfgang H. Behn . Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 2013.

Steven K. Green The Fount of Everything Just and Right? The Ten Commandments as a Source of American Law.” Journal of Law and Religion 14(2) (1999–2000): 525–58.


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