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Not Scattered or Confused

Rethinking the Urban World of the Hebrew Bible

Mark McEntire

  • 9/30/2019
  • 0664262937
  • 978-0-664-26293-8
  • Paperback
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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • 285
  • 6 x 9
  • 15.00 oz


“This erudite but eminently readable study of the Bible’s complicated attitude toward cities is fresh and insightful and of potential interest to a wide variety of readers, specialist and non-specialist alike.” – The Bible Today 

“This is a fascinating exploration of how urban perspectives influenced the writers of the Hebrew Bible and related literature. Mark McEntire offers a fresh reading of Genesis 1-11, paying close attention to ‘city’ language in these famous narratives. His discussion of Jubilees is a brilliant move and will be helpful for those who are not familiar with the content of this later work. As he works through the ancient texts, McEntire keeps his eye on our contemporary context and the pitfalls of urbanization and gentrification. This creative study demonstrates that the Bible has a lot more to say about cities and urban living than we might assume.” –Samuel L. Adams, McNair Chair of Biblical Studies, Union Presbyterian Seminary


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