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Coggins, R. J. 1929-

Works: 37 works in 240 publications in 3 languages and 11,162 library holdings
Genres: Commentaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Introductions  Dictionaries  Reference works  History  Biography  Biographies  Prophecies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other
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Most widely held works by R. J Coggins
Introducing the Old Testament by R. J Coggins( )

27 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 2,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditional study of the Old Testament has involved careful analysis of individual books in order to discover their component sources. Outlining some alternatives to this method--yet retaining the values of the conventional technique--this study considers the importance of sociology and anthropology, of liberations and feminist perspectives, and of literary criticism, providing a unique guide for those approaching the Old Testament for the first time, and for those who are disenchanted with staid forms of biblical analysis
Sirach by R. J Coggins( )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sirach is a book that raises a very distinctive set of problems. What should we call it (Sirach, Ecclesiasticus, Ben Sira)? What is the relation between the traditional Greek text and the recently rediscovered Hebrew parts of the book? Where did it stand in relation to Jewish tradition and the Hellenism that was sweeping the Mediterranean world? In this guide, a new addition to Sheffield's series on the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, these questions are discussed, as well as the use the author made of Scripture, and the scholarly placing of the book in the Wisdom tradition. The author's attitud
A dictionary of the Bible by W. R. F Browning( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new work is an authoritative and accessible guide to the books of the Christian Bible. As well as providing helpful information about important places and personalities, the dictionary is particularly concerned to expound the themes and doctrines of the Bible and to indicate their status in the light of modern scholarship." "The book is ideal for students of the Bible, whether at school, college, or in church or community study groups, or those who simply wish to improve their biblical knowledge. With over 2,000 entries, from Adam to Zechariah, it ranges from the earliest period to the beginning of the second century CE/AD. The entries cover the books of the Bible, people and places, customs, religions and worship, history, and theology. There are clear explanations of technical terms, methods of interpretation and critical analysis, as well as notes on leading biblical scholars and their contributions. In addition to maps, the appendices include tables of weights and measures and important dates in biblical history." "Full references are provided to the text of the Bible and W.R.F. Browning gives alternative views on current disputed and controversial issues, taking into account the work of both Christian scholars of all denominations and Jewish scholars. The wide scope of the dictionary allows entries from earthquakes and mice to allegory and the Dead Sea Scrolls, making this a lively and absorbing reference work for all readers of the Bible."--Jacket
Israel's prophetic tradition : essays in honour of Peter R. Ackroyd by R. J Coggins( Book )

24 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This successful volume of essays by distinguished scholars not only makes a contribution to the study of Old Testament prophets but also summarizes scholarship in a way particularly appropriate to students, giving access to material available otherwise only in other languages or in journals difficult to obtain
The first and second books of the Chronicles : commentary by R. J Coggins( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The books of Ezra and Nehemiah by R. J Coggins( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Dictionary of Biblical interpretation by R. J Coggins( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first and second books of Esdras by R. J Coggins( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samaritans and Jews : the origins of Samaritanism reconsidered by R. J Coggins( Book )

20 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gospel of John indicates that in biblical times the Jews had no dealings with the Samaritans. The hostility between these two groups is well-known by all who read the Bible, but little is known of how and when the hostility began. R.J. Coggins claims that it was not a sudden dramatic event but a long period of bitter relations that led to the Samaritans' division from the Jews. He looks again at Old Testament and Jewish literary references to Samaritans, evaluates archaeological investigations, and studies the Samaritans' own understanding of their early history
Who's who in the Bible by R. J Coggins( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel among the nations : a commentary on the Books of Nahum and Obadiah by R. J Coggins( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enthält: Nahum and Obadiah / Richard J. Coggins. Esther / S. Paul Re'emi
Six minor prophets through the centuries by R. J Coggins( )

19 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Six Minor Prophets Through the Centuries is the work of highly respected biblical scholars, Jin H. Han and Richard Coggins. The volume explores the rich and complex reception history of the last six Minor Prophets in the exegesis, theology, worship, and arts of Judaism and Christianity, with Han focusing on Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah, and Coggins on Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. This latest title in the outstanding Blackwell Bible Commentary series is the only available text that covers these six prophets within a single volume, providing an essential reference for students, scholars, clergy, and general readers. The Minor Prophets have left a mark disproportionate to their length on the history of biblical reception. Suggestive allusions and references appear throughout ancient, medieval and modern literature, as well as in sculpture and paintings. Each has a special role to play in the Jewish and Christian traditions. Although the six books examined here are known to Christians as Minor Prophets, this epithet refers only to the length of their accounts, and not to their significance to believers, readers, and artists across the centuries"--
Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi by R. J Coggins( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joel and Amos by R. J Coggins( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The emphasis in this commentary, following the format of this established series, lies in the final shape of the biblical books as they have been transmitted to us, informed by the important recent work on the shaping of the prophetic literature as a whole. While the historical background and purpose of these books is certainly relevant to their study, their value lies in their ongoing relevance to both ancient and modern readers, and Coggins seeks above all to draw attention, through verse-by-verse comment, to these features of the text."--BOOK JACKET
The book of Exodus by R. J Coggins( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This series of biblical commentaries is the first to be based on the Revised English Bible, and incorporates the most recent research into both Old and New Testament books. Written by experienced scholars for the use of ministers, preachers, teachers, students and church leaders, they relate the texts in their ancient settings to the needs of Christians in a multi-racial, multi-faith society." "Exodus is a key element of the Hebrew Bible, the Christian 'Old Testament'. It tells the story of the deliverance of Israel from Egypt, and of the Ten Commandments and other laws given by God at Mount Sinai. But modern critical and historical studies have raised major problems. Can we accept the story of the deliverance? Is it legitimate to interpret the laws as all-embracing? This commentary gives full weight to those problems, but still finds in Exodus a story which can enlighten religious believers and grip non-believers."--BOOK JACKET
What future for the "History of Israel"? : the Ethel M. Wood lecture : 5 May 1994 by R. J Coggins( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diccionario de la Biblia : Guía básica sobre los temas, personajes y lugares bíblicos by W. R. F Browning( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduzione all'Antico Testamento by R. J Coggins( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Italian and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The SCM dictionary of biblical interpretation by J. L Houlden( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the Old Testament, from its origins to the closing of the Alexandrian canon by J. Alberto Soggin( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Introducing the Old Testament
SirachA dictionary of the BibleIsrael's prophetic tradition : essays in honour of Peter R. AckroydThe first and second books of the Chronicles : commentaryThe books of Ezra and NehemiahA Dictionary of Biblical interpretationThe first and second books of EsdrasIsrael among the nations : a commentary on the Books of Nahum and Obadiah
Alternative Names
Coggins, R. J.

Coggins, R. J. 1929-

Coggins, Richard.

Coggins, Richard 1929-

Coggins, Richard J.

Coggins, Richard J. 1929-

Coggins, Richard J. (Richard James), 1929-

Coggins , Richard James

Coggins, Richard James, 1929-

コギンズ, R. J

English (215)

Italian (2)

Spanish (1)