By Nancy M. Tischler

The Bible has had an incredible impression on international background and tradition, however it is essentially unusual to many scholars. This publication relates the Bible to a variety of literary works regularly learn by way of scholars and hence is helping scholars comprehend those texts in addition to the cultural and old contexts surrounding them. integrated are chapters on 20 subject matters, comparable to production, friends and family, love and marriage, the hero, warfare, and loss of life and the afterlife. every one bankruptcy discusses the biblical importance of the subject matter, offers scriptural quotations and citations, and explores the biblical presence of the topic in literary works usually learn via scholars. every one bankruptcy cites works for additional examining, and the amount closes with a particular, basic bibliography.

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