Early Biblical Interpretation

This highly accessible book discusses how the early Jewish and Christian communities went about interpreting Scripture.The Library of Early Christianity is a series of eight outstanding books exploring the Jewish and Greco Roman contexts in which the New Testament developed.
Early Biblical Interpretation This highly accessible book discusses how the early Jewish and Christian communities went about interpreting Scripture The Library of Early Christianity is a series of eight outstanding books explorin

  • Title: Early Biblical Interpretation
  • Author: James L. Kugel Rowan A. Greer
  • ISBN: 9780664250133
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Early Biblical Interpretation”

    1. (sigh) How do you rate a book that's made in two parts, by two different authors, covering separate (though related) topics? The first half was great. Kugel is a phenomenal writer; able to make history come alive, communicate clearly, and offer well thought out arguments that follow a clear stream of rationale. The second half well, let's just say that I felt like I was knee deep in the mud, slogging it out, but never really enjoying it or feeling like there was any clarity to be had. Everything [...]

    2. It took me awhile to read this relatively short book. It was amazing, but be ready with your biblical dictionary. a truly fascinating read if you are interested in the development and interpretation of New Testament Scripture from roughly 30 CE to 180 CE and the early 3rd and 4th centuries. In addition, it went about discussing the way the Jewish community went about the processing the interpretation of the Hebrew Bible.

    3. A good balance of respect for the text with which Kugel is working and clear explanation. A memorable read!

    4. Written by two authors in two parts. I really liked part one (written by a Jewish scholar) on the the last 200 years b.c.e. I didn't care for the second part (written by a patristics scholar) on roughly the first 200 years or so c.e.

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