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Overview This volume brings together essays by an international group of biblical scholars on Old Testament topics, employing social-scientific methods: anthropology, macro-sociology, and social psychology. Their innovative work brings alive Israelite society, religion, and its sacred writings.
Publishers Description This volume brings together essays by an international group of biblical scholars on Old Testament topics, employing social-scientific methods: anthropology, macro-sociology, social psychology, and so forth.
Citations And Professional Reviews Ancient Israel: The Old Testament In Its Social Context by Philip Francis Esler has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Choice - 06/01/2006 page 1840
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Studio: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.28" Width: 6.44" Height: 1.27" Weight: 1.84 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2005
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN 0800637674 ISBN13 9780800637675
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More About Philip Francis Esler
Esler is Dean of Divinity and Professor of Biblical Criticism at the University of St. Andrews.
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A much needed volume Nov 25, 2006
This volume is a much needed volume in the social scientific study of the Old Testament. The central, unifying theme in this volume is the use of anthropological, social-psychological, and macro-sociological models and their heuristic use in terms of interpreting Hebrew Bible texts. Having read many socio-historical texts on ancient Israel, few actually utilize anthropology and the other social sciences in a way that social scientists actually would. This volume does just that... Explaining a model and then utilizing that model to see if it is a heuristic tool that works and proves that this method is helpful in Hebrew Bible interpretation.