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Contents Abbreviations vii Preface 1 Part I. The Bible and Its History 5 1. Israel Without the Bible 6 Gary A. Rendsburg 2. Bible, Archaeology, and the Social Sciences: The Next Generation 36 Elizabeth Bloch-Smith Part II. New Approaches to the Bible 65 3. Literary Approaches to Biblical Literature 66 Adele Berlin 4. Feminist Approaches to the Hebrew Bible 113 Esther Fuchs Part III. Ancient Practice 143 5. The Law of Biblical Israel 144 Raymond Westbrook 6. The Study of Ritual in the Hebrew Bible 176 David Wright Part IV. Judaism and the Bible 206 7. By the Letter/Word for Word? Scripture in the Jewish Tradition 207 Leonard Greenspoon 8. Judaism, Biblical Religion, and the Religions of Ancient Israel: Contrasts and Continuities 241 Ziony Zevit 9. Jewish Biblical Theology 281 Marvin Sweeney Epilogue 308 Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom: Biblical Studies at the Dawn of the 21st Century Peter Machinist About the Contributors 322 Index 000
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Bible. O.T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. O.T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc., Jewish.