Oxford handbook of the Writings of the Hebrew Bible, The
Oxford University Press 2018EISBN 9780190212452
This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the Writings, the third division of the Hebrew Bible canon, from historical, literary, and canonical perspectives through the contributions of twenty-eight scholars. Included is the postexilic period of ancient Israel when most of the Writings were either written or collected, examining its major events, literary traditions, and archeology; each book of the Writings is explored from different perspectives (literary, historical, theological, sociological, ideological, etc.); a concluding section examining the Writings from the perspectives of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Ancient Near East, Asian religions, the history of Israelite religion and canon formation, scripture, and the reception history of this literature in music and the visual arts, Judaism, and Christianity. Each chapter concludes with a bibliography for future research and study.