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McKenzie, Steven L. 1953-

Overview
Works: 58 works in 273 publications in 5 languages and 18,720 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Introductions  History  Sources  Encyclopedias  Conference papers and proceedings  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BS580.D3, 220.6
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Most widely held works by Steven L McKenzie
King David : a biography by Steven L McKenzie( Book )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through a close and critical reading of biblical texts, ancient history, and recent archeological discoveries, Steven L. McKenzie concludes that David was indeed a real person. This David, however, was no hero but a usurper, adulterer, and murderer - a Middle Eastern despot of a familiar type. McKenzie shows that the story of humble beginnings is utterly misleading: "shepherd" is a metaphor for "king," and David came from a wealthy, upper-class background. Similarly, McKenzie reveals how David's ascent to power, traditionally attributed to popularity and divine blessing, in fact resulted from a campaign of terror and assassination. While instituting a full-blown Middle Eastern monarchy, David was an aggressive leader, a devious politician, and a ruthless war chief. Throughout his scandalous reign, important figures who stood in his way died at convenient times, under questionable circumstances. Even his own sons were not spared. David's story, writes McKenzie, "reads like a modern soap opera, with plenty of sex, violence, and struggles for power.""--Jacket
How to Read the Bible : history, prophecy, literature-- why modern readers need to know the difference, and what it means for faith today by Steven L McKenzie( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Those who believe in the literal truth of the Bible and those who fundamentally distrust it are at opposite ends of the belief spectrum. Steven McKenzie argues that both camps are operating under a basic misunderstanding of the nature of the texts collected in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament
To each its own meaning : an introduction to biblical criticisms and their application by Steven L McKenzie( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

McKnight; the poststructuralist approach, by William A. Beardslee; and feminist criticism, by Danna Nolan Fewell
The trouble with Kings : the composition of the book of Kings in the Deuteronomistic history by Steven L McKenzie( Book )

11 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hebrew Bible today : an introduction to critical issues( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chronicler's use of the Deuteronomistic history by Steven L McKenzie( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond Babel : a handbook for biblical Hebrew and related languages( Book )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford encyclopedia of biblical interpretation( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The two-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation (OEBI) fills a crucial need in the field of biblical studies by providing detailed, comprehensive treatments of the latest approaches to and methods for interpretation of the Bible written by expert practitioners. It will provide a single source for authoritative reference overviews of scholarship on some of the most important topics of study in the field of biblical studies. As with all high quality reference works, it provides a solid foundation that students and scholars can use to orientate themselves before venturing into original research. The Encyclopedia contains nearly 120 entries, ranging in length from 3,000 to 5,000 words. It is organized in an A-to-Z format. Each entry is signed, contains a bibliography for further reading, and is cross-referenced to other useful points of interest within the Encyclopedia. It also features a topical outline of contents and an extensive index."--Publisher's website
The history of Israel's traditions : the heritage of Martin Noth( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1943, the famous Old Testament scholar, Martin Noth, published his monograph, _berlieferungsgeschichtliche Studien, in which he established the hypothesis of a Deuteronomistic History and gave his treatment of the Chronicler's History. It quickly became one of the classics in the field and is probably Noth's most enduring legacy. This book brings together essays from an international symposium of scholars celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Noth's important volume and reviewing his other contributions to Old Testament study. Part I discusses Noth's life and work (Christopher Begg), his
The Chronicler as historian by M. Patrick Graham( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of essays, dedicated to the late Raymond B. Dillard, addresses the question, 'Was the Chronicler a Historian?' It includes profiles of the diverse kinds of material found in Chronicles, and assesses their value for the reconstruction of the history of ancient Israel. This collection represents the best of recent scholarship on a subject that is generating intense discussion in biblical research
The chronicler as author : studies in text and texture by Gillian M Bediako( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume represents an international collaboration focusing on the books of Chronicles as literature, looking at their literary sources, their techniques of composition, their perspectives, how they were read in antiquity, and the value of contemporary reading strategies for bringing the text to life in the present day. It opens with five 'Overview' articles by Kai Peltonen, Steven McKenzie, Graeme Auld, Rodney Duke and John Wright; William Schniedewind, Gary Knoppers, Ehud Ben Zvi, Armin Siedlecki and Howard Wallace deal with 'Themes'; and James Trotter, Christine Mitchell, Kirsten Nielsen
All God's children : a biblical critique of racism by Steven L McKenzie( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A century ago, many people used the Bible to defend racist beliefs and practices. Now, Steven McKenzie insists that the Bible's true message leads Christians away from the evils of racism and narrowness of bigotry to God's vision of humanity, free from racial division. In the Old Testament, Israel was called beyond nationalistic pride, and Christ's church in the New Testament began as an inclusive community. McKenzie demonstrates that the Bible issues a clear call for unity that can overcome racism. This book is inspirational as well as educational for all Christians struggling to live faithful lives today
Those elusive Deuteronomists : the phenomenon of Pan-Deuteronomism by Linda S Schearing( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As recent scholarship dates Hebrew Bible materials later and later, the Deuteronomistic History has grown in importance. Viewed as the original, earliest document of the Hebrew Scriptures, it is credited with influencing (formally or informally) almost every level of the Hebrew Bible's composition. The 13 essays in this book include articles by N. Lohfink, A.G. Auld, J. Blenkinsopp, R.J. Coggins, J. Crenshaw, J. Van Seters and R.R. Wilson, as well as outstanding articles by newer scholars in the field. All address the question of whether or not the claims made by the pervasive pan-deuteronomis
Rethinking the foundations : historiography in the ancient world and in the Bible : essays in honour of John Van Seters( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and German and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covenant by Steven L McKenzie( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and German and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worship and the Hebrew Bible : essays in honour of John T. Willis( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of fifteen articles by colleagues and former students of Professor Willis of Abilene Christian University. The papers deal with the topic of worship from a variety of perspectives and, in different connections, with the life and thought of ancient Israel."--Jacket
The uncensored Bible : the bawdy and naughty bits of the good book by John Kaltner( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strange but True Bible Facts</ Did you know:</ -that King David swore like a sailor'> -that the Book of Ecclesiastes encourages drinking, especially beer'> -that mandrakes were the biblical equivalent of Viagra<su </su '> -that the law of Moses prescribes bikini waxing'> -that Joseph's "coat of many colors" might have actually been a dress'> -that Eve might have been created, not from Adam's rib, but from something a little lower down'>> Discover all this, and more, in <The Uncensored Bible</.>
1-2 Chronicles by Steven L McKenzie( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steven McKenzie offers an up-to-date & accessible commentary covering the critical issues section by section while also emphasizing the larger theological & literary significance of these books
Introduction to the Historical Books : strategies for reading by Steven L McKenzie( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Steven McKenzie here surveys the historical books of the Old Testament - Joshua through Ezra-Nehemiah - for their historical context, contents, form, and themes, communicating them clearly and succinctly for an introductory audience. / By providing a better understanding of biblical history writing in its ancient context, McKenzie helps readers come to terms with tensions between the Bible's account and modern historical analyses. Rather than denying the results of historical research or dismissing its practitioners as wrongly motivated, he suggests that the source of the perceived discrepancy may lie not with the Bible but with the way in which it has been read. He also calls into question whether the genre of the Bible's historical books has been properly understood."--Pub. desc
The Chronicler as theologian : essays in honor of Ralph W. Klein( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 15 articles in this volume, arising from work in the Chronicles-Ezra-Nehemiah Section of the Society of Biblical Literature, engage with the author's thought and message through analysis of certain critical texts or by identifying and tracing larger themes through the work. The collection follows The Chronicler as Historian and The Chronicler as Author. Like these previous volumes, this book also endeavours to show the diverse approaches employed in Chronicles scholarship
 
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King David : a biography
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Languages
English (199)

German (9)

French (2)

Chinese (1)

Czech (1)

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How to Read the Bible : history, prophecy, literature-- why modern readers need to know the difference, and what it means for faith todayTo each its own meaning : an introduction to biblical criticisms and their applicationThe Hebrew Bible today : an introduction to critical issuesThe chronicler's use of the Deuteronomistic historyBeyond Babel : a handbook for biblical Hebrew and related languagesThe Chronicler as historianThe chronicler as author : studies in text and textureAll God's children : a biblical critique of racism