Any good books on Old Testament scholarship?
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07-10-2017, 05:42 PM
Any good books on Old Testament scholarship?
I'm looking for some entertaining reading on the Old Testament. Any ideas?

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07-10-2017, 08:31 PM
RE: Any good books on Old Testament scholarship?
Who Wrote The Bible? By Richard Elliot Friedman

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07-10-2017, 10:17 PM
RE: Any good books on Old Testament scholarship?
Bart Ehrman's The Bible: A Historical and Literary Introduction.
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07-10-2017, 10:29 PM
RE: Any good books on Old Testament scholarship?
I think my "wasted time" ratio on the bible, as an atheist, has been 90% NT to 10% OT. I enjoy digging into all the little nooks, crannies, and crevices of the NT probably because it's such a unified little two-generation fable with a taste of actual historicity whereas the OT is just batshit campfire bullshit stories undeserving of careful breakdown. Jennybee mentioned Ehrman, that's probably good as his NT stuff is good and comprehensible for a non-academic popular audience (i.e., me).

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08-10-2017, 12:32 AM
RE: Any good books on Old Testament scholarship?
If you can find it God, Satan, Messiah ... and? by Artur Sandauer is pretty good.

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08-10-2017, 05:11 AM
RE: Any good books on Old Testament scholarship?
OP. Have you read the OT?

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08-10-2017, 08:57 AM (This post was last modified: 08-10-2017 09:05 AM by Bucky Ball.)
RE: Any good books on Old Testament scholarship?
(07-10-2017 05:42 PM)neurotibotical Wrote:  I'm looking for some entertaining reading on the Old Testament. Any ideas?

http://www.amazon.com/How-Bible-Became-B...0521536227

Lots of entertainment : Big Grin
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http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/forum/...#pid160188

http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/forum/...rce-thread

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13-10-2017, 10:52 AM
RE: Any good books on Old Testament scholarship?
I thought we'd all agreed on who wrote the NT...Josephus... No? lol
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13-10-2017, 12:31 PM
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13-10-2017, 04:02 PM
RE: Any good books on Old Testament scholarship?
Screw some theoreticians take on the bible. Read it yourself. I find revelations most revealing.
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