2nd ed. - Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
x, 724 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Previous ed.: 1997.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 673-682) and indexes.
The concept of God's people-- Bibliographic essay-- Part I. The Old Testament World: 1. The world of the ancestors-- 2. The world of Israel's 'historians'-- 3. The world of Israel's prophets-- 4. The world of Israel's worship-- 5. The world of Israel's sages and poets-- 6. The world of apocalyptic-- Bibliographical essay-- Part II. Jewish Responses to Greco-Roman Culture: 1. Preservation and adaptation: the encounter with Hellenism-- 2. Antiochus IV and the Maccabean Crisis-- 3. Roman invasion and Jewish response-- 4. Herod the Great-- 5. Herod's heirs-- 6. Roman rule in the first century C.E.-- 7. Mid-first-century crises-- 8. The Jewish world after the fall of Jerusalem-- Bibliographical essay-- Part III. The Formation of the Christian Community: 1. Jesus and the covenant-- 2. Paul: the Jesus movement in the Roman world-- 3. Christianity responds to formative Judaism-- 4. Christianity responds to Roman culture and imperial policy-- 5. Diversity in the church-- 6. Attempts to unify faith and practice-- Bibliographical essay.
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The Cambridge Companion to the Bible, Second Edition provides in-depth data and analysis of the production and reception of the canonical writings of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, and also of the apocryphal works produced by Jewish and Christian writers. Unique among single-volume introductions, this book focuses on the ever-changing social and cultural contexts in which the biblical authors and their original readers lived. The authors of the first edition were chosen for their internationally recognized expertise in their respective fields: the history and literature of Israel; postbiblical Judaism; biblical archaeology; and the origins and early literature of Christianity. In this second edition, all chapters have been updated and thoroughly revised, under the direction of a new volume editor, Bruce D. Chilton. More than 22 new maps, 90 new photographs and a full-color section help illustrate the book. (source: Nielsen Book Data)