The Africana Bible: Reading Israel's Scriptures from Africa and the African Diaspora

by Hugh R. Page Jr. (General Editor); Randall C. Bailey (Editor); Valerie Bridgeman (Editor); Stacy Davis (Editor); Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan (Editor); Madipoane Masenya (Editor); Samuel Murrell (Editor); Rodney Sadler (Editor)

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Release Date: Thursday, November 19, 2009
Format: Hardcover, 512 pages  7 x 9.25 inches
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9780800621254


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A landmark volume, The Africana Bible gathers multicultural and interdisciplinary perspectives on every book in the Hebrew Bible. It opens a critical window onto the world of interpretation on the African continent and in the multiple diasporas of African peoples, including the African-American experience, with attention to Africana histories, literatures, cultures, and backgrounds for understanding biblical literature.

The Africana Bible features a critical commentary on every book of the Hebrew Bible, the Apocrypha, and Pseudepigrapha that are authoritative for many in African and African-diasporan communities worldwide. It highlights issues of concern to the global Black community (such as globalization and the colonial legacy) and the distinctive norms of interpretation in African and African Diasporan settings.