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Matthews, Victor Harold

Overview
Works: 65 works in 257 publications in 3 languages and 10,189 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Commentaries  Interactive multimedia  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
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 1,543 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
Gender and law in the Hebrew Bible and the ancient Near East( )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This striking new contribution to gender studies demonstrates the essential role of Israelite and Near East law in the historical analysis of gender. The theme of these studies of Babylonian, Hittite, Assyrian, and Israelite law is this: What is the significance of gender in the formulation of ancient law and custom? Feminist scholarship is enriched by these studies in family history and the status of women in antiquity. At the same time, conventional legal history is repositioned, as new and classical texts are interpreted from the vantage point of feminist theory and social history. Papers f
Manners and customs in the Bible by Victor Harold Matthews( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each chapter furnishes an introduction to the political and physical setting of the period in Israel's history and outlines the basic structure of its social world. Then specific scenes drawn from the biblical text are studied in a way that sheds light on the daily life of the people of that time. Drawing from a variety of sources to recreate the society of ancient Israel--extrabiblical sources and archaeological data as well as the biblical text itself--Dr. Matthews helps the reader to see the ancient world of Israel as never before. Once seen in this way, it will never look the same again
The Old Testament : text and context by Victor Harold Matthews( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 611 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
The IVP Bible background commentary : Old Testament by John H Walton( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 610 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 ancient Israel, 1250-587 BCE by Victor Harold Matthews( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 602 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
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( )

18 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 587 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
A brief history of ancient Israel by Victor Harold Matthews( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 462 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 )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 457 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
Studying the ancient Israelites : a guide to sources and methods by Victor Harold Matthews( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 410 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
Social world of the Hebrew prophets by Victor Harold Matthews( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 327 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 Hebrew prophets and their social world : an introduction by Victor Harold Matthews( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 307 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
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 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam and Eve, God's covenant with Abraham, the deportation of Judah and their eventual return to Jerusalem--these are a few of the key Old Testament stories that serve as signposts for guiding readers through much of the Old Testament. According to 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
The IVP Bible background commentary : Genesis--Deuteronomy by John H Walton( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 264 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
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 217 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 )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cultural World of the Bible : an Illustrated Guide to Manners and Customs by Victor Harold Matthews( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 187 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
Old Testament themes by Victor Harold Matthews( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of four major themes present throughout the Old Testament: covenant, righteousness, wisdom, and universalism
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 136 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 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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One hundred years of American archaeology in the Middle East : proceedings of the American Schools of Oriental Research centennial celebration, Washington, DC, April 2000
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Gender and law in the Hebrew Bible and the ancient Near EastManners and customs in the BibleThe Old Testament : text and contextThe IVP Bible background commentary : Old TestamentSocial world of ancient Israel, 1250-587 BCEOne hundred years of American archaeology in the Middle East : proceedings of the American Schools of Oriental Research centennial celebration, Washington, DC, April 2000A brief history of ancient IsraelJudges and Ruth
Alternative Names
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Languages
English (183)

Spanish (2)

Chinese (2)