The Bible (Old Testament)
(c. 8th-3rd century BCE)

Just the Facts:
  • Name: The Bible, "Old Testament" (better called "The Hebrew Scriptures")
  • Date: c. 8th-3rd century BCE
  • Place: Palestine; Babylon; perhaps Persia
  • Language: mainly Hebrew; some Aramaic
  • What it is: a collection of 39 books (in the Protestant version) detailing God's relationship with the Israelites. Includes mythology, history, poetry, wisdom literature, and prophecy (admonition).
  • Included in lists (What's This?): HC; Bloom; GC

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