The Cambridge Companion to the Bible (1997 Kee), book

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The Cambridge Companion to the Bible (1997) is a book by Howard Clark Kee.


"The Cambridge Companion to the Bible provides, in a single volume, in-depth information about the changing historical, social and cultural contexts in which the biblical writers and their original readers lived. The authors of the Companion were chosen for their internationally recognised expertise in their respective fields: the history and literature of Israel; post-biblical Judaism; biblical archaeology; and the origins and early literature of Christianity. The Companion deals not only with the canonical writings, but also with the apocryphal works produced by Jewish and Christian writers. The historical setting for the entire range of these biblical writings is depicted and analysed in this volume, with abundant illustrations and maps to assist the reader in visualising the world of the Bible."--Publisher description.

Editions and translations

Published in Cambridge [England and New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1997

Table of contents

I. Why the Bible is Important. II. How to Use This Book. III. The Identity and Destiny of God's People -- Pt. 1. The Old Testament World. I. The World of the Ancestors. II. The World of Israel's Historians. III. The World of Israel's Prophets. IV. The World of Israel's Worship. V. The World of Israel's Sages and Poets. VI. The World of Apocalyptic -- Pt. 2. Jewish Responses to Greco-Roman Culture. I. Judaism Encounters the Hellenistic World. II. Antiochus IV and the Maccabean Crisis in Palestine. III. Roman Invasion and Jewish Response. IV. Herod. V. Herod's Heirs. VI. The World of Jesus. VII. Mid-first-century Crises. VIII. The Jewish World after the Fall of Jerusalem -- Pt. 3. The Formation of the Christian Community. I. Jesus and the New Covenant People. II. Paul: The Jesus Movement Launched in the Roman World. III. Christianity Responds to Formative Judaism. IV. Christianity Responds to Roman Culture. V. Conceptual and Organizational Diversity in the Church.

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