Changing Perspectives 1: Studies in the History, Literature and Religion of Biblical Israel, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Changing Perspectives 1

Studies in the History, Literature and Religion of Biblical Israel, 1st Edition

By John Van Seters

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438 pages

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The volume brings together forty years of agenda-setting scholarship in Israelite and Judean history. The historical essays gathered here were among the first to raise serious questions about the "patriarchal age", the exodus from Egypt and the conquest of Canaan, and the temple of Solomon. The literary essays on the Pentateuch challenged both the classical Documentary Hypothesis and the more recent modifications that support the notion of an extensive Deuteronomistic redaction of the Pentateuch. The final set of essays examines biblical notions of patriarchal religion, myths of human origin, and the legendary origins of Passover within a broad comparative context.

About the Author

John Van Seters is Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina.

About the Series

Copenhagen International Seminar

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS002000
HISTORY / Ancient / General