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Howard Clark Kee (1920–2017)

Author of Understanding the New Testament

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Works by Howard Clark Kee

Understanding the New Testament (1957) — Author — 595 copies
Jesus in History (1970) 148 copies
The Cambridge Companion to the Bible (1893) — Editor — 134 copies
Making ethical decisions (1952) 57 copies
The renewal of hope (1900) 10 copies
Removing the Anti-Judaism from the New Testament (2000) — Editor — 9 copies
Pentecost 1, Series C (1980) 6 copies

Associated Works

Introduction to the New Testament (1966) — Translator, some editions — 532 copies
Authenticating the Words of Jesus (2002) — Contributor — 27 copies
The Other side of God: A polarity in world religions (1981) — Contributor — 27 copies
Semeia 30: Christology and Exegesis: New Approaches (1984) — Contributor — 20 copies


Common Knowledge



The book provides in-depth information about the changing historical, social and cultural contexts in which the biblical writers and their original readers lived. The authors of the Companion were chosen for their internationally recognized expertise in their respective fields: the history and literature of Israel; post-biblical Judaism; biblical archaeology; and the origins and early literature of Christianity. The Companion deals not only with the canonical writings but also with the apocryphal works produced by Jewish and Christian writers. The historical setting for the entire range of these biblical writings is depicted and analyzed in this volume, with abundant illustrations and maps to assist the reader in visualizing the world of the Bible.… (more)
PAFM | 2 other reviews | Jul 23, 2021 |
By combining analyses of the historical, cultural and literary features of Judaism and of the Greco-Roman world with careful examination of the writings that became known as the New Testament, this book offers direct insights into the origins of Christianity.
StFrancisofAssisi | 1 other review | Apr 30, 2019 |
"The Cambridge Companion to the Bible was a remarkable contribution when it was first released in 1997, which only makes the achievements of this thoroughly updated Second Edition all the more impressive. The abundance of stunning new photos from Todd Bolen, the additional sidebars of useful, contextualized information, the new maps in each section, and the revised bibliographies and main text all make the Second Edition an essential book for serious students, clergy, and general readers alike." --Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town

'This resource book offered by Cambridge University Press is a rich, accessible, and reliable reference. It provides state-of-the-art scholarship that connects each of the Biblical books to its socio-historical context. Its offer of 'social history' is broad and deep. Such a perspective is crucial in the current 'battle for the Bible,' and the work here is exceedingly well done. Its publication will immediately make it a primary reference for serious students of the Bible." ---Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary

"A clear, up-to-date and authoritative account of the Bible by the leaders of the field, the new edition of the Cambridge Companion defines the context in which the Bible is read for history, literature, religion and theology, the best path into Scripture now in print." --Jacob Neusner, Bard College

"An excellent update of a masterful work! The Cambridge Companion to the Bible, Second Edition is packed with indispensable information for understanding the world's best-selling and most influential book. It somehow manages to be both studious and exhilarating, thorough yet remarkably concise. No other Bible companion is as competently informed by modern archaeological research or by historical analysis of the societies for which the biblical writings were produced. The main text, trustworthy and illuminating in its own right, is supplemented by more than 250 sidebars that render the volume ripe for browsing and provide a wealth of information on intriguing topics. As a bonus, the Companion also treats the significant apocryphal works that did not come to be numbered among the "sacred sixty-six" books of the Christian canon but that are revealing of Jewish and Christian religion nevertheless." --Mark Allan Powell, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, author of Loving Jesus

"... within the paradigm of critical scholarship on the Bible adopted by the editors, this work constitutes a high water mark." --Bryn Mawr Classical Review

"...this revised edition is a magnificent teaching and learning tool, one of the best introductory companions to the Bible on the market." --Casimir Bernas, Holy Trinity Abbey: Religious Studies Review
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tony_sturges | 2 other reviews | Jun 26, 2017 |
"In two widely different types of prose produced in the period from the end of the Roman republic [27 B.C. Octavian emperor] until the end of the Antonine [138–193] period miracles figure prominently. These are histories and romances" (p. 174).
gmicksmith | Aug 30, 2011 |

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