Academically challenging, yet highly readable

Interpreting Biblical Literature provides all the resources needed to introduce students to the discipline of Biblical Studies. Scholarly yet entertaining, it leads readers on a journey to the ancient world of the Bible, helping them to understand and interpret the different biblical genres. This engaging textbook uses numerous analogies to facilitate student comprehension of the form, function and content of biblical texts.


It enhances learning by employing many color photos, illustrations, sidebars and maps. The lively layout, including a cartoon in each chapter, takes the intimidation out of studying challenging concepts.


"Cosby has been able to combine 'critical' scholarship and a sensitivity with faith-based readings of the Bible. Add to that the illustrations, which are situated so that they both add to the discussion and are veritable eye candy, and the result is the strongest one-volume introduction to biblical studies I have read."


Robert D. Holmstedt,

Professor of Biblical Hebrew and Northwest Semitic Languages,

Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations,

The University of Toronto

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