current scholarship. Employing the narrative chronology of the Bible itself and the history of the ancient Near East as a framework, Coogan covers all the books of the Hebrew Bible, along with the deuterocanonical books included in the Bible used by many Christians. He works from a primarily historical and critical methodology but also introduces students to literary analysis and other interpretive strategies.
NEW TO THIS EDITION
* Updates and revisions throughout, including new material on recent archaeological discoveries, new translations of many of the ancient texts, and new and revised maps and illustrations
* A new Table of Weights and Measures that provides modern equivalents for biblical weights and measures
* Expanded study aids at the end of each chapter, including additional "Important Terms," expanded "Questions for Review" sections, and updated bibliographies
* An updated Instructor's Manual with Computerized Test Bank on CD
* An updated Companion Website at www.oup.com/us/coogan containing numerous resources for students and instructors