The Resource How the Bible became holy, Michael L. Satlow

How the Bible became holy, Michael L. Satlow

Label
How the Bible became holy
Title
How the Bible became holy
Statement of responsibility
Michael L. Satlow
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this sweeping narrative, Michael Satlow tells the fascinating story of how an ancient collection of obscure Israelite writings became the founding texts of both Judaism and Christianity, considered holy by followers of each faith. Drawing on cutting-edge historical and archeological research, he traces the story of how, when, and why Jews and Christians gradually granted authority to texts that had long lay dormant in a dusty temple archive. The Bible, Satlow maintains, was not the consecrated book it is now until quite late in its history. He describes how elite scribes in the eighth and seventh centuries B.C.E. began the process that led to the creation of several of our biblical texts. It was not until these were translated into Greek in Egypt in the second century B.C.E., however, that some Jews began to see them as culturally authoritative, comparable to Homer's works in contemporary Greek society. Then, in the first century B.C.E. in Israel, political machinations resulted in the Sadducees assigning legal power to the writings. We see how the world Jesus was born into was largely biblically illiterate and how he knew very little about the texts upon which his apostles would base his spiritual leadership. Synthesizing an enormous body of scholarly work, Satlow's groundbreaking study offers provocative new assertions about commonly accepted interpretations of biblical history as well as a unique window into how two of the world's great faiths came into being
Cataloging source
JSTOR
Dewey number
220.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BS465
LC item number
.S285 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
How the Bible became holy, Michael L. Satlow
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-327) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Septuagint: Alexandria, third century BCE-first century BCE
  • The Sadducees and the Dead Sea scrolls: Judea, 104-103 BCE
  • Jesus and the synagogue: Judea and Galilee, 4 BCE-30 CE
  • Paul: Jerusalem and abroad, 37-66 CE
  • The Gospels: Judea, 66-100 CE
  • Early Christians: Rome and Egypt, 100-200 CE
  • The rabbis: Judea, 100-220 CE
  • The Northern Kingdom: Israel, 922-722 BCE
  • The writings of Judah: Judah, 722-586 BCE
  • The second commonwealth: Babylonia, Persia, and Yehud, 586-520 BCE
  • Ezra and the Pentateuch: Persia and Yehud, 520-458 BCE
  • Nehemiah to Chronicles: Yehud and Elephantine, 445-350 BCE
  • The dawn of Hellenism: Judea, 350-175 BCE
  • The Maccabean revolt: Judea, 175-135 BCE
  • The holy books: Judea, 135-104 BCE
Control code
ocn880959915
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 350 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300171914
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
40023882113
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5q9jkq
  • 36529368-ff42-4c1e-8947-d7eb4a77e425
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32966349
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880959915
  • jstor0300206852

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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