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A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002$
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Ernest Nicholson

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263051

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263051.001.0001

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The Old Testament

The Old Testament

(p.28) (p.29) 1. The Old Testament
A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002

James Barr

British Academy

This chapter discusses and presents a survey of the Old Testament, beginning with the Hebrew text of the Old Testament and its ancient versions. It examines the rise of traditional biblical criticism and considers a study of the Hebrew language and its cognate Semitic languages. Finally, a survey of various topics and their historical perspectives is provided, along with some recent developments. The main focus of the chapter is to describe the dominant position of the mid-twentieth century.

Keywords:   Old Testament, survey, Hebrew text, traditional biblical criticism, Hebrew language, cognate Semitic languages

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