Saturday, July 16, 2016

Barton on the HB

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS BLOG: Why read the Hebrew Bible? An interview with John Barton.
Understanding the Hebrew Bible is crucial to understanding Western literature, human nature, covenant, creation narratives, ethics, ritual and purity. In The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Companion, an invaluable reference book for students and teachers, John Barton outlines the endless reasons, beyond the religious, for studying The Hebrew Bible. Recently, Barton shared why this is the perfect starting place for anyone seeking a user-friendly introduction to the Old Testament.