Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis - Deuteronomy, Now Available March 03 2014

272 Pages

Paperback: $26.95  
ISBN 978-1-58958-588-1

Hardcover: $70.00
ISBN 978-1-58958-675-8

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Kofford Books is pleased to announce the release of David Bokovoy's innovative and extremely valuable new volume Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis—Deuteronomyavailable now for purchase in paperback, hardcover, and e-book.

For the last two centuries, biblical scholars have made discoveries and insights about the Old Testament that have greatly changed the way in which the authorship of these ancient scriptures have been understood.

In the first of three volumes spanning the entire Old Testament, David Bokovoy dives into the Penateuch, showing how and why biblical scholars today understand the first five books of the Bible as a compilation of multiple texts into a single, though often complicated narrative—not unlike the process Mormon undertook in editing and compiling the Book of Mormon. Professor Bokovoy also discusses what implications those have for Latter-day Saint understandings of the Bible and modern scripture. 

Early reviews praise the unique and unprecedented value of Authoring the Old Testament

David Bokovoy holds a PhD in Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East and an MA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies both from Brandeis University. He received his BA from Brigham Young University, majoring in History and minoring in Near Eastern Studies. He formerly served as an LDS chaplain at Harvard University. In addition to his work in Mormon studies, David has published articles on the Hebrew Bible in a variety of academic venues including the Journal of Biblical Literature, Vetus Testamentum, Studies in the Bible and Antiquity, and the FARMS Review. He is the co-author of the book Testaments: Links Between the Book of Mormon and the Hebrew Bible. The father of four children Kate, Rebekah, Joshua, and Madelyn, David is married to the former Carolyn Bird. He currently teaches courses in Bible and Mormon Studies at the University of Utah.