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Product Description: The Old Testament contains a number of interesting poetic references to God's conflict with a dragon, called by names such as Leviathan, Rahab or the twisting serpent, and with the sea. In this original contribution to the background and understanding of the Old Testament Dr Day undertakes a detailed and thorough examination of these allusions...read more

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9780521256001, titled "God's Conflict With the Dragon and the Sea: Echoes of a Canaanite Myth in the Old Testament" | Cambridge Univ Pr, March 1, 1985, cover price $64.95 | also contains God''s Conflict With the Dragon and the Sea: Echoes of a Canaanite Myth in the Old Testament | About this edition: The Old Testament contains a number of interesting poetic references to God's conflict with a dragon, called by names such as Leviathan, Rahab or the twisting serpent, and with the sea.
9780521255936, titled "A Time to Remember: The Autobiography of a Chemist" | Cambridge Univ Pr, December 1, 1983, cover price $52.95 | also contains A Time to Remember: The Autobiography of a Chemist | About this edition: The autobiography of Lord Todd of Trumpington is a general account of his life until 1980 with emphasis on the events that shaped his career as a distinguished scientist.
9780521255950, titled "Progress in Clinical Pharmacy V: Concept and Practice of Therapeutic Teams : Proceedings of the 11th European Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy, Brussel" | Cambridge Univ Pr, December 1, 1983, cover price $37.50 | also contains Progress in Clinical Pharmacy V: Concept and Practice of Therapeutic Teams : Proceedings of the 11th European Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy, Brussel | About this edition: This 1983 book reports the proceedings of the eleventh European symposium on clinical pharmacy which was held in Brussels in October 1982.

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Product Description: The text of the Qur'an appears to many to be desperately muddled and lacking any coherence. The Composition of the Qur'an provides a systematic presentation of the writing processes (or rhetoric) and argues that there is indeed a coherence to the Qur'anic text...read more

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9781474227483 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, May 21, 2015, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: The text of the Qur'an appears to many to be desperately muddled and lacking any coherence.

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9781350008052 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, September 22, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The text of the Qur'an appears to many to be desperately muddled and lacking any coherence.

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Product Description: One of Northern Europe's most popular writers, Guus Kuijer was fascinated with the Bible from an early age, but was never able to believe it, no matter how hard he tried. Now, in prose that is humorous and sometimes irreverent, Kuijer reinterprets the most popular book in the world, making it new again for the twenty-first century and for the first time rendering it accessible to "unbelievers"—that is, to people who are ready to appreciate it as something other than a sacred text...read more
By Laura Watkinson (trans)

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9781609806767 | Seven Stories Pr, July 12, 2016, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: One of Northern Europe's most popular writers, Guus Kuijer was fascinated with the Bible from an early age, but was never able to believe it, no matter how hard he tried.

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Product Description: The Qur'an is the inimitable and direct Word of God. It was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad over twenty-three years, who faithfully transmitted it to humanity in the seventh century. Since then the text and meaning of the Qur'an has been preserved, word for word, exactly as it was fourteen hundred years ago...read more

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9780860373711, titled "The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an" | Islamic Foundation, April 12, 2016, cover price $20.00 | also contains The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an | About this edition: The Qur'an is the inimitable and direct Word of God.
9780860373926, titled "The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an: Complete Translation With Selected Notes" | Islamic Foundation, April 5, 2016, cover price $20.00 | also contains The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an | About this edition: The Qur'an is the inimitable and direct Word of God.
9780915957590, titled "The Meaning of the Holy Qur''an" | Revised edition (Amana Pubns, April 1, 1996), cover price $21.95 | About this edition: PREFACE TO THE NEW EDITION It has been more than half a century since the first appearance of 'Abdullah Yusuf 'Ali's superlative work, The Holy Qur’an: Text, Translation and Commentary.
9780915957118, titled "The Meaning of the Holy Qur''an" | Revised edition (Amana Pubns, June 1, 1994), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Book by 'Abdullah Yüsuf 'Ali
9780915957088 | Kazi Pubns Inc, June 1, 1991, cover price $25.75 | About this edition: PREFACE TO THE NEW EDITION It has been more than half a century since the first appearance of 'Abdullah Yusuf 'Ali's superlative work, The Holy Qur’an: Text, Translation and Commentary.

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9781492361138 | Createspace Independent Pub, August 30, 2013, cover price $10.00 | also contains The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an | About this edition: This English translation of the Qur'an is a compilation of the Muslim faith's Final Revelation from God to mankind through the last Prophet Muhammad, Peace be upon Him.
9781453756614, titled "The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an" | Createspace Independent Pub, August 9, 2010, cover price $14.95 | also contains The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an | About this edition: The Qur'an is the central religious verbal text of Islam and the book of divine guidance and direction for mankind.
9781902480077, titled "Meaning of the Holy Quran" | Gardners Books, January 1, 2004, cover price $16.90 | also contains The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an

Product Description: With ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES, 9th Edition your students will encounter the most notable and instructive sacred texts from major world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam...read more

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9781305875449 | 9 lslf edition (Wadsworth Pub Co, January 1, 2016), cover price $82.95 | About this edition: With ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES, 9th Edition your students will encounter the most notable and instructive sacred texts from major world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

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9781133934448 | 8 edition (Wadsworth Pub Co, January 1, 2013), cover price $123.95 | About this edition: With ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES, you will encounter the most notable and instructive sacred texts from major world religions, including: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, in addition to scriptures from new religious movements including: Baha'i, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Christian Science Church, and the Unification Church.
9780495808794 | 7 edition (Wadsworth Pub Co, February 5, 2010), cover price $136.95 | About this edition: With ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES, you will encounter the most notable and instructive sacred texts from the major world religions, including: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, in addition to scriptures new religious movements including: Baha'i, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Christian Science Church, and the Unification Church.
9780495503873 | 6 edition (Wadsworth Pub Co, September 21, 2007), cover price $131.95 | About this edition: ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES is a comprehensive collection of scriptures from the major world religions, including: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as well as scriptures from more recent religious movements.
9780534520991 | 5th edition (Wadsworth Pub Co, February 18, 2005), cover price $85.95 | About this edition: Presenting scripture readings in the context of their usage within the major religious traditions themselves and taking account of recent scholarship on the role of scriptures in religion, this anthology allows students to encounter world religions in a direct and meaningful way.
9780534602024, titled "Anthology of World Scriptures with Infotrac" | Wadsworth Pub Co, June 1, 2002, cover price $58.95 | also contains Cities and the Politics of Difference: Multiculturalism and Diversity in Urban Planning | About this edition: Presenting scripture readings in the context of their usage within the major religious traditions themselves and taking account of recent scholarship on the role of scriptures in religion, this anthology allows students to encounter world religions in a direct and meaningful way.
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Product Description: The Lankavatara Sutra, according to tradition, contains the actual words of the Buddha spoken in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Nothing is known about its author, the time of its composition, or its original form. Scholars have tended to date the original compilation to early in the first century, and the written work to the fourth century of the Common Era...read more
By Dwight Goddard (editor), John Daido Loori (foreword by) and D. t. Suzuki (trans)

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9781939681003 | Provenance Editions, January 6, 2015, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: The Lankavatara Sutra, according to tradition, contains the actual words of the Buddha spoken in Sri Lanka (Ceylon).

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Product Description: The Qur'an, Islam's holy book, is widely misunderstood because it is a difficult book to engage. The Qur'an is not written as a straightforward narrative like the Christian Gospels but is composed of discontinuous revelations that are often unclear in placing in an overall context...read more

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9781935952985 | White Cloud Pr, September 16, 2014, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The Qur'an, Islam's holy book, is widely misunderstood because it is a difficult book to engage.

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Product Description: This volume looks at tractate Menachot, which is concerned mostly with grain offered at the Temple (when it stood) to atone for various misdeeds. Fogel approaches the text, page by page, commenting with doses of humor and comparisons in a manner meant to explain the text for contemporary readers...read more

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9780761863014 | Hamilton Books, December 31, 2013, cover price $42.99 | About this edition: This volume looks at tractate Menachot, which is concerned mostly with grain offered at the Temple (when it stood) to atone for various misdeeds.

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Product Description: Browse discussion questionsRuth Calderon has recently electrified the Jewish world with her teachings of talmudic texts. In this volume, her first to appear in English, she offers a fascinating window into some of the liveliest and most colorful stories in the Talmud...read more
By Ilana Kurshan (trans)

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9780827612099 | Reprint edition (Jewish Pubn Society, March 1, 2014), cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Browse discussion questionsRuth Calderon has recently electrified the Jewish world with her teachings of talmudic texts.

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Product Description: Intimate stories by real hard-working, unpretentious, selfless people, all thrown into a milieu; a simmering stewpot of diverse young men & women, all working for a common goal---to help Ronald Reagan succeed, from the start!People have asked “What was Reagan like privately?” “How did he treat his children?”“How did he handle pressure?” “How did he handle danger?” “How did he treat his staff?” “How did he handle difficult, almost impossible to deal with, legislators?” Watch it unfold in intimate detail...read more

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9780300045253, titled "Literary Criticism and the Gospels: The Theoretical Challenge" | Yale Univ Pr, November 1, 1989, cover price $13.00 | also contains Literary Criticism and the Gospels: The Theoretical Challenge | About this edition: Examines the new literary criticism of the Bible, discusses narrative criticism, and looks at the postmodern approach to the Bible

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9781614484585 | Morgan James Pub, March 5, 2013, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Intimate stories by real hard-working, unpretentious, selfless people, all thrown into a milieu; a simmering stewpot of diverse young men & women, all working for a common goal---to help Ronald Reagan succeed, from the start!
9781600379093 | Morgan James Pub, May 31, 2011, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Intimate stories by real hard-working, unpretentious, selfless people, all thrown into a milieu; a simmering stewpot of diverse young men & women, all working for a common goal—to help Ronald Reagan succeed, from the start!
9781419643514 | Createspace, June 26, 2006, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: Over Seven Years in the Making!

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Product Description: "I half rolled, and there before my eyes was as perfect a target as I had ever seen in my life. A pressure of a thumb, a short burst, a puff of smoke, a flash of flame, a hole on the clouds-and it was over."  —Lieutenant Robert McKenzie, No...read more

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9780299100902, titled "The Song of Songs and the Ancient Egyptian Love Songs" | Univ of Wisconsin Pr, July 1, 1985, cover price $32.50 | also contains The Song of Songs and the Ancient Egyptian Love Songs | About this edition: Available once more, this is a comprehensive, comparative literary philological examination of two enduring bodies of love poetry from the ancient Near East.

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9781743312698 | Reprint edition (Allen & Unwin, March 1, 2013), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: "I half rolled, and there before my eyes was as perfect a target as I had ever seen in my life.
9781742370729 | Allen & Unwin, November 1, 2010, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: The first book in 90 years dedicated to the daring and courage of the airmen and mechanics of the Australian Flying Corps—a tale of a war fought thousands of feet above the trenches  "I half rolled, and there before my eyes was as perfect a target as I had ever seen in my life.

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Product Description: A richly insightful reading of the King James Bible as a literary masterwork, published for the text's 400-year anniversary The King James Bible stands at "the sublime summit of literature in English," sharing the honor only with Shakespeare, Harold Bloom contends in the opening pages of this illuminating literary tour...read more

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9780300166835 | Yale Univ Pr, September 13, 2011, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: The King James Bible stands at "the sublime summit of literature in English," sharing the honor only with Shakespeare, Harold Bloom contends in the opening pages of this illuminating literary tour.

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9780300187946 | Yale Univ Pr, October 9, 2012, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: A richly insightful reading of the King James Bible as a literary masterwork, published for the text's 400-year anniversary The King James Bible stands at "the sublime summit of literature in English," sharing the honor only with Shakespeare, Harold Bloom contends in the opening pages of this illuminating literary tour.

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Product Description: For thirty years, Mark as Story has introduced readers to the rhetorical and narrative skill that makes Mark so arresting and compelling a story. Rhoads, Dewey, and Michie have helped to pioneer our appreciation of the Gospels, and Mark in particular, as narratives originally created in an oral culture for oral performance...read more

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9780800699093 | 3 edition (Fortress Pr, April 1, 2012), cover price $24.00 | About this edition: For thirty years, Mark as Story has introduced readers to the rhetorical and narrative skill that makes Mark so arresting and compelling a story.

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Product Description: As in the widely popular Second Edition, this comprehensive and systematic text approaches the Bible from a literary/historical perspective, and studies the work as a body of writing produced by real people who intended to convey messages to a real audience...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780195092851, titled "The Bible As Literature: An Introduction" | 3rd edition (Oxford Univ Pr, September 1, 1995), cover price $23.95 | also contains The Bible As Literature: An Introduction | About this edition: As in the widely popular Second Edition, this comprehensive and systematic text approaches the Bible from a literary/historical perspective, and studies the work as a body of writing produced by real people who intended to convey messages to a real audience.

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Product Description: This is the first complete English translation of the fourth chapter of the esoteric Buddhist Kalacakra Tantra text and its eleventh-century commentary, the Stainless Light (Vimalaprabha). Building upon the Chapter on the Cosmos and particularly the Chapter on the Individual (AIBS, 2004)―which provide the theoretical background to the Chapter on Sadhana, and the reasons for the given structure and contents of the Kalacakra sadhana practice―this fourth chapter illuminates the intricate connection between the practice of the Kalacakra sadhana and the Kalacakra Tantra's worldview...read more

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9780975373446 | Columbia Univ Pr, February 28, 2011, cover price $56.00 | About this edition: This is the first complete English translation of the fourth chapter of the esoteric Buddhist Kalacakra Tantra text and its eleventh-century commentary, the Stainless Light (Vimalaprabha).

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Product Description: Written more than 25 centuries ago, the Diamond Sutra is the first text to record the Buddha’s own teachings, and it remains one of the most popular.One day, after the Buddha finishes his daily walk to collect alms, a senior monk steps forth to ask how he can best help humanity...read more
By Osho

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9781906787561 | Random House Inc, April 6, 2010, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Written more than 25 centuries ago, the Diamond Sutra is the first text to record the Buddha’s own teachings, and it remains one of the most popular.

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Product Description: McKenzie argues that to comprehend the Bible we must grasp the intentions of the biblical authors themselves--what sort of texts they thought they were writing and how they would have been understood by their intended audience. In short, we must recognize the genres to which these texts belong...read more

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9780195383300 | Oxford Univ Pr, April 13, 2009, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: McKenzie argues that to comprehend the Bible we must grasp the intentions of the biblical authors themselves--what sort of texts they thought they were writing and how they would have been understood by their intended audience.

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Product Description: Terry Giles and Bill Doan have teamed up to apply the methodologies of performance criticism to the "performances" found in songs that are used in the Old Testament narrative. These songs were first used elsewhere and thus are "twice-used...read more

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9781598562729 | Hendrickson Pub, February 1, 2009, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Terry Giles and Bill Doan have teamed up to apply the methodologies of performance criticism to the "performances" found in songs that are used in the Old Testament narrative.
9780801046346 | Baker Academic, October 1, 2008, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Terry Giles and Bill Doan have teamed up to apply the methodologies of performance criticism to the "performances" found in songs that are used in the Old Testament narrative.

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Product Description: This book traces the history of the idea that the king and later the messiah is Son of God, from its origins in ancient Near Eastern royal ideology to its Christian appropriation in the New Testament. Both highly regarded scholars, Adela Yarbro Collins and John J...read more

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9780802807724 | Eerdmans Pub Co, November 15, 2008, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: This book traces the history of the idea that the king and later the messiah is Son of God, from its origins in ancient Near Eastern royal ideology to its Christian appropriation in the New Testament.

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Product Description: Intricately Connected contains academic papers presented by Kim at various international conferences in the fields of biblical studies, literary criticism, and intertexuality. The articles examine the question of how various literatures connect to consciousness and culture at personal and collective levels...read more

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9780761841494 | Univ Pr of Amer, October 28, 2008, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Intricately Connected contains academic papers presented by Kim at various international conferences in the fields of biblical studies, literary criticism, and intertexuality.

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Product Description: Through interdisciplinary readings of medieval literature and devotional artifacts, The Medieval Poetics of the Reliquary shows how reliquaries shaped ideas about poetry and poetics in late-medieval England.

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9780230604667 | 1 edition (Palgrave Macmillan, September 15, 2008), cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Through interdisciplinary readings of medieval literature and devotional artifacts, The Medieval Poetics of the Reliquary shows how reliquaries shaped ideas about poetry and poetics in late-medieval England.

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Product Description: A widespread early Palestinian Jewish saying was 'As the first redeemer of Israel, so the last redeemer of Israel': as Moses, so the Messiah. This was the major reason why the death, burial, and translation of Moses to heaven in primarily Palestinian early Jewish tradition greatly influenced the descriptions of numerous accounts in the Gospels...read more

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9780761840879, titled "The Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Jesus, and the Death, Burial, and Translation of Moses in Judaic Tradition" | Univ Pr of Amer, September 28, 2008, cover price $54.99 | About this edition: A widespread early Palestinian Jewish saying was 'As the first redeemer of Israel, so the last redeemer of Israel': as Moses, so the Messiah.

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Product Description: With a full color layout and over one hundred illustrations, A Visual History of the English Bible covers the fascinating journey of the Bible from the pulpit to the people. Renowned biblical scholar Donald L. Brake invites readers to explore the process of transformation from medieval manuscripts to the contemporary translations of our day...read more

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9780801013164, titled "A Visual History of the English Bible: The Tumultuous Tale of the World's Bestselling Book" | Baker Pub Group, September 15, 2008, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: With a full color layout and over one hundred illustrations, A Visual History of the English Bible covers the fascinating journey of the Bible from the pulpit to the people.

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Product Description: Offering an extraordinary window on centuries of dialogue between the Bible and literature, this superb, unprecedented, and award-winning reference work is designed to help the modern reader understand how biblical motifs, concepts, names, quotations and allusions have been transmitted through exegetical tradition and used by authors of English literature from the Middle Ages to the present...read more
By David Lyle Jeffrey (editor)

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9780802836342 | Eerdmans Pub Co, January 1, 1993, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Explains biblical motifs, names, and allusions that are frequently used in English literature, and provides examples for each item

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9780802864550 | Eerdmans Pub Co, June 30, 2008, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Offering an extraordinary window on centuries of dialogue between the Bible and literature, this superb, unprecedented, and award-winning reference work is designed to help the modern reader understand how biblical motifs, concepts, names, quotations and allusions have been transmitted through exegetical tradition and used by authors of English literature from the Middle Ages to the present.

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Product Description: This book is the first full-length literary study of the book of Judges in its finished form as a narrative work with its own distinctive structure and themes. Two basic questions control the analysis throughout. How is the text structured? What does it mean as a complex whole? The narrative world of the text is explored through analysis of plot structure, formal structure, character presentation, tone, point of view, and so on...read more

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9781850750345 | Sheffield Academic Pr, December 1, 1988, cover price $60.00

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9781556359323 | Reprint edition (Wipf & Stock Pub, June 18, 2008), cover price $31.00 | About this edition: This book is the first full-length literary study of the book of Judges in its finished form as a narrative work with its own distinctive structure and themes.

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