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This front matter section of the book Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity contains a preface, note on transliteration, acknowledgements, list of illustrations, table of contents and an introduction. Mikra (מקרא) primarily denotes the correct reading of the sacred words, as they have been handed down through the activities of numerous writers and copyists in the text of Tenakh, usually called 'the Old Testament' by Christians. The book contains three sections. The first section focuses on the text of the Hebrew Bible. The second section focuses on translations. The third section contains a discussion of the New Testament and Jewish traditions in the Early Christian Church.

Keywords: ancient Judaism; early Christianity; Hebrew Bible; Mikra; New Testament



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