The Old Testament / Hebrew Scriptures in Five Minutes
Philippe Guillaume [+–]
University of Berne
Diana V. Edelman [+–]
University of Oslo
Each of the seventy three-page contributions in this volume is written by an expert on the topic. Each deals with the essentials anyone entering the fascinating world of biblical scholarship needs to master. Concise and jargon-free chapters present the nature of the biblical texts and the different methodologies that have been developed to understand it. In addition, major issues that standard introductions tend to dodge are considered in a balanced way, providing the pros and cons for each position.