The hebrew bible a critical companion john barton on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers this book brings together some of the worlds most exciting scholars from across a variety of disciplines to provide a concise and accessible guide to the hebrew bible it covers every major genre of book in the old testament together with in depth discussions of major themes such as human . John barton is oriel laing professor of the interpretation of holy scripture university of oxford his publications include the theology of the book of amos cambridge university press 2012 and oracles of god perceptions of ancient prophecy in israel after the exile 2007 for the canadian poet see john barton. Chapter 1 the hebrew bible and the old testament john barton what is traditionally known as the old testament is a collection of the main books that were regarded as sacred scripture in judaism by the last few centuries bce. The hebrew bible a critical companion edited by john barton princeton princeton university press 2016 632pp hb 3495 isbn 978 0 691 15471 8 introduction at the outset of this review i need to declare one presupposition and a potential source of bias i read the hebrew bible as christian scripture and i was supplied with a review copy. The book is beautifully produced and its price will bring it within the range of serious students of the bible this is an opportunity that should not be missed canon john rogerson is emeritus professor of biblical studies at sheffield university the hebrew bible a critical companion john barton editor princeton university press 3795
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