We are excited to announce the publication of Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis–Deuteronomy (the first volume in a trilogy), by David Bokovoy, published by Greg Kofford Books. We will have the author at our store to speak about and sign his book on Wednesday, March 26. He will be here from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., speaking at 6:00, and will answer questions and sign books before and after that time. To RSVP on Facebook, click here.
For the last two centuries, biblical scholars have made discoveries and insights about the Old Testament that have greatly changed the way in which the authorship of these ancient scriptures has been understood. In the first of three volumes spanning the entire Hebrew Bible, David Bokovoy dives into the Pentateuch, showing how and why textual criticism has led biblical scholars today to understand the first five books of the Bible as an amalgamation of multiple texts into a single, though often complicated narrative; and he discusses what implications that has for Latter-day Saint understandings of the Bible and modern scripture.
“Authoring the Old Testament is a welcome introduction, from a faithful Latter-day Saint perspective, to the academic world of Higher Criticism of the Hebrew Bible. . . . [R]eaders will be positively served and firmly impressed by the many strengths of this book, coupled with Bokovoy’s genuine dedication to learning by study and also by faith.” — John W. Welch, author and editor of BYU Studies Quarterly
David Bokovoy holds a PhD in Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East and an MA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies both from Brandeis University. He received his BA from Brigham Young University, majoring in History and minoring in Near Eastern Studies. In addition to his work in Mormon studies, David has published articles on the Hebrew Bible in a variety of academic venues including the Journal of Biblical Literature, Vetus Testamentum, Studies in the Bible and Antiquity, and the FARMS Review. He currently teaches courses in Bible and Mormon Studies at the University of Utah.
Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis–Deuteronomy. Greg Kofford Books, 2014. 248pp. Paperback–$26.95/Hardback–$70.00
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