The Future of Biblical Studies

The eight chapters of this book present original statements on the field of biblical studies as a whole, its roots, its methods and, particularly, it future.  Discussion ranges from how the future and the past of biblical studies are to be related, to issues of approach and method, to the specific methodological issues arising from a consideration of particular texts.

Contents:

INTRODUCTION

  • Richard Elliott Friedman and H.G.M. Williamson

1. INTELLECTUAL HISTORY AND THE STUDY OF THE BIBLE

  • Robert A. Oden, Jr.

2. THE HEBREW BIBLE, THE OLD TESTAMENT, AND HISTORICAL CRITICISM

  • Jon D. Levenson

3. ON READING THE BIBLE CRITICALLY AND OTHERWISE

  • Alan Cooper

4. THE RECESSION OF BIBLICAL SOURCE CRITICISM

  • Richard Elliott Friedman

5. BIBLICAL OR ISRAELITE HISTORY?

  • Baruch Halpern

6. WOMEN’S STUDIES AND THE HEBREW BIBLE

  • Jo Ann Hackett

7. ADONIJAH THE SON OF HAGGITH AND HIS SUPPORTERS: AN INQUIRY INTO PROBLEMS ABOUT HISTORY AND HISTORIOGRAPHY

  • Tomoo Ishida

8. POST-EXILIC HISTORIOGRAPHY

  • H.G.M. Williamson

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