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"Biblical Literature" from Encyclopaedia Britannica

"Biblical Literature" from Encyclopaedia Britannica

This is the article in the Encyclopaedia Britannica on the Bible. It is a small book actually and gives a very scholarly and thorough survey of all the books of the Bible, their theological and historical orientation and general content, their place and purpose in the biblical canon, and some observations of the perspective of the authors of these books of the Bible. Also, surveys the Apocrypha and pseudoepigraphia and intertestamental literature. This is a sound introduction to the Bible for everyone with professional ambitions in Biblical Studies. It can also serve as resource material for research on specific books of the Bible. Slow reading but rewarding and enriching.
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