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Matthews, Victor Harold

Overview
Works: 54 works in 230 publications in 4 languages and 9,692 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Commentaries  Interactive multimedia  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: DS112, 221.95
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Victor Harold Matthews
Old Testament parallels : laws and stories from the ancient Near East by Victor Harold Matthews( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Testament Parallels is a classroom edition of the newest and freshest translations of famous stories. This illustrated text is short and easy to use, and clearly explains the relationship between individual stories and their Bible parallels. Old Testament Parallels is an important resource for the study of the Old Testament in all situations
Manners and customs in the Bible by Victor Harold Matthews( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This resource will help readers gain invaluable background information on the Bible's culture, its people, and how they lived. Each chapter furnishes an introduction to the historical, political, and physical setting of five basic periods in Israel's history. Drawing from clues in the biblical text, archaeological discoveries, and contemporary documents, Dr. Matthews opens up both difficult and overly familiar passages of Scripture. He explains cultural practices, religious tensions, and apparent contradictions in the Bible
Social world of ancient Israel, 1250-587 BCE by Victor Harold Matthews( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Getting a fix on the social context of the Hebrew Bible is imperative for anyone reconstructing either the "story" of the text or the "history" behind the text. Resources in this area often prove overspecialized and arcane, and can require highly sophisticated skills in cultural anthropology or Semitic languages just to read the table of contents. Social World of Ancient Israel, 1250-587 BCE, offers those interested in learning about the biblical world a more user-friendly framework for viewing the broader picture; at the same time it relies upon the latest methodologies of cultural anthropology and biblical analysis in its presentation. Painting a picture in broad but precise strokes, the authors portray the landscape of ancient Israel in new and exciting colors that expert and student alike will appreciate. Social World of Ancient Israel takes a unique look at the most prominent social institutions of the world of early Israel and the period of the monarchy, and then shows how properly understanding these social institutions is essential for sound biblical interpretation. Immersing the reader into five major areas of daily life in antiquity -- politics, economics, diplomacy, law, and education -- Matthews and Benjamin explore the ways in which knowing how "players" function in these institutions, such as "father/mother," "prophet/wise one," "host/stranger," can shape our understanding of earliest Israel. Perhaps most significantly, the book gently exposes the inefficiency of past anthropological models for interpreting the relationships, attitudes and social conventions of earliest Israel. Its corrective insights will enable scholar and student alike to plot new approaches for studying the Hebrew Bible and the ancient people of Israel."--Publisher's description
The Old Testament : text and context by Victor Harold Matthews( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an introduction to the literature, history, and social context of the Old Testament. Written by two seasoned Old Testament professors, the book pays attention to methodology, archaeology, history, and literary genre and includes illustrations, sidebars, maps, and study questions. --from publisher description
A brief history of ancient Israel by Victor Harold Matthews( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Matthews' A Brief History of Ancient Israel presents a concise history of Israel covering the ancestral period, conquest and settlement, the monarchy, and both the exilic and postexilic periods. Using supplemental figures and insets, the author concentrates on providing a cogent and condensed discussion of events. He examines historical geography, archaeological data, and, where relevant, comparative cultural materials from other ancient Near Eastern civilizations. With an accessible yet high-quality introduction, A Brief History of Ancient Israel will be of value to both students of the Old Testament and the scholars who teach them."--Jacket
Judges and Ruth by Victor Harold Matthews( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing to life the world portrayed in the stories in Judges and Ruth, this commentary offers readers an "insider" perspective on the narratives. After establishing a cultural and literary context, Victor Matthews analyzes each episode separately and as a whole
Gender and law in the Hebrew Bible and the ancient Near East by Victor Harold Matthews( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays are based on studies of ancient Babylonian, Hittite, Assyrian, and Israelite laws. The authors examines the significance of gender in the formulation of law and custom
Studying the ancient Israelites : a guide to sources and methods by Victor Harold Matthews( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does archaeology "prove" the Bible? Is the Bible history, and if so, what kind? How should the Old Testament be approached as literature? These and other questions are addressed in Studying the Ancient Israelites, which provides a guide to the tools, methods, and goals of the study of ancient Israel. The book also examines the insights that can be gained from geography, archaeology, literary study, sociology, and historiography as well as the limitations of each of these disciplines. --From publisher's description
The IVP Bible background commentary : Old Testament by John H Walton( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The narratives, genealogies, laws, poetry, proverbs and prophecies of the Old Testament are deeply rooted in history. Archaeologists, historians and social scientists have greatly advanced our knowledge of the ancient world of the Bible. When we illuminate the stories of Abraham or David, the imagery of the Psalms or Proverbs, or the prophecies of Isaiah or Jeremiah with this backlight of culture and history, these texts spring to new life." "This commentary joins The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament in giving historical, social and cultural background for each Old Testament passage. From Genesis through Malachi it gathers and condenses an abundance of specialized knowledge and makes it available to ordinary readers of the Old Testament. It will enrich your study of these biblical books in a way that no other commentary can do."--Jacket
Social world of the Hebrew prophets by Victor Harold Matthews( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the Hebrew Prophets and the social world of which they spoke. The author examines ancient Israel's prophets chronologically, providing sketches of their historical contexts. He explains pertinent aspects of historical geography, economic conditions, and social forces that influence a prophet's life and message
The IVP Bible background commentary : Genesis--Deuteronomy by John H Walton( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fortunately in recent decades much has been learned of that distant and ancient Near Eastern world. Unfortunately much of that knowledge is locked up in texts, inscriptions, archaeological reports and specialized studies for which scholars alone hold the keys. In The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Genesis - Deuteronomy, John Walton and Victor Matthews bring to us the benefit of extensive historical and cultural investigation and then apply it toward our understanding of each passage of the Pentateuch. Like the bestselling IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, this commentary is a "must have" for every student of the Bible. Pastors, teachers, Sunday-school teachers, college and seminary students, and everyday readers of the Bible will find it a priceless and constant companion to their study and reading of these five foundational books of the Bible. - Publisher
Old Testament turning points : the narratives that shaped a nation by Victor Harold Matthews( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam and Eve, God's covenant with Abraham, the deportation of Judah and their eventual return to Jerusalem--these are the Old Testament stories most people remember, and for good reason. According to veteran Old Testament professor Victor Matthews, these stories are essential to the identity of Israel as God's people. Matthews identifies eight landmark stories that not only shaped Israelite identity but also continued to echo throughout the Old Testament as Israel grew into its role as the people of God. He examines the stories in detail, showing how they provide a foundation for later Old Testament stories and events. Helpful sidebars, a glossary, indexes, and a selected bibliography provide readers with tools for further exploration. This book will be of interest to serious lay readers, Bible students, and church leaders
The Hebrew prophets and their social world : an introduction by Victor Harold Matthews( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on archaeology and ancient Near Eastern texts, Matthews examines the prophets chronologically, placing them and their message into historical context. He explores pertinent aspects of historical geography, economic conditions, and social forces that influenced a prophet's life and message and explains why prophets served an integral purpose in the development of ancient Israelite religion. --from publisher description
More than meets the ear : discovering the hidden contexts of Old Testament conversations by Victor Harold Matthews( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title introduces readers to the various critical communication theories currently being used by scholars in anthropology, sociology, psychology and literary studies
Go to the land I will show you : studies in honor of Dwight W. Young( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred years of American archaeology in the Middle East : proceedings of the American Schools of Oriental Research centennial celebration, Washington, DC, April 2000 by American Schools of Oriental Research( Book )

20 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-four essays by leading scholars review the results of a century of North American archaeological research in the Middle East conducted under the auspices of the American Schools of Oriental Research. The contributors consider each of the major historical archeological periods in the Ancient Near East and discuss cultural issues such as technology, religion, and economic and political realities
Old Testament themes by Victor Harold Matthews( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of four major themes present throughout the Old Testament: covenant, righteousness, wisdom, and universalism
The Cultural World of the Bible : an Illustrated Guide to Manners and Customs by Victor Harold Matthews( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new edition of a successful book (over 120,000 copies sold), now updated throughout, a leading expert on the social world of the Bible offers students a reliable guide to the manners and customs of the ancient world. From what people wore, ate, and built to how they exercised justice, mourned, and viewed family and legal customs, this illustrated introduction helps readers gain valuable cultural background on the biblical world. The attractive, full-color, user-friendly design will appeal to students, while numerous pedagogical features--including fifty photos, sidebars, callouts, maps, charts, a glossary of key terms, chapter outlines, and discussion questions--increase classroom utility. Previously published as Manners and Customs in the Bible
Pastoral nomadism in the Mari Kingdom (ca. 1830-1760 B.C.) by Victor Harold Matthews( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honor and shame in the world of the Bible by Don C Benjamin( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Social world of ancient Israel, 1250-587 BCE
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Manners and customs in the BibleSocial world of ancient Israel, 1250-587 BCEThe Old Testament : text and contextA brief history of ancient IsraelJudges and RuthGender and law in the Hebrew Bible and the ancient Near EastStudying the ancient Israelites : a guide to sources and methodsThe IVP Bible background commentary : Old Testament