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Hellenism and the Primary History: The Imprint of Greek Sources in Genesis - 2 Kings

Hellenism and the Primary History: The Imprint of Greek Sources in Genesis - 2 Kings

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Robert Karl Gnuse
October 01, 2020

This collection of essays seeks to demonstrate that many biblical authors deliberately used Classical and Hellenistic Greek texts for inspiration when crafting many of the narratives in the Primary History. Through detailed analysis of the text, Gnuse contends that there are numerous examples of...

Rewriting Peter as an Intertextual Character in the Canonical Gospels

Rewriting Peter as an Intertextual Character in the Canonical Gospels

1st Edition

Finn Damgaard
December 12, 2019

Peter is a fascinating character in all four canonical gospels, not only as a literary figure in each of the gospels respectively, but also when looked at from an intertextual perspective. This book examines how Peter is rewritten for each of the gospels, positing that the different portrayals of...

Syria-Palestine in The Late Bronze Age: An Anthropology of Politics and Power

Syria-Palestine in The Late Bronze Age: An Anthropology of Politics and Power

1st Edition

Emanuel Pfoh
December 12, 2019

Syria-Palestine in the Late Bronze Age presents an explicitly anthropological perspective on politics and social relationships. An anthropological reading of the textual and epigraphic remains of the time allows us to see how power was constructed and political subordination was practised and...

Myths of Exile: History and Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible

Myths of Exile: History and Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible

1st Edition

Anne Katrine Gudme, Ingrid Hjelm
December 12, 2019

The Babylonian exile in 587-539 BCE is frequently presented as the main explanatory factor for the religious and literary developments found in the Hebrew Bible. The sheer number of both ‘historical’ and narrative exiles confirms that the theme of exile is of great importance in the Hebrew Bible....

Plato and the Creation of the Hebrew Bible

Plato and the Creation of the Hebrew Bible

1st Edition

Russell E. Gmirkin
December 12, 2019

Plato and the Creation of the Hebrew Bible for the first time compares the ancient law collections of the Ancient Near East, the Greeks and the Pentateuch to determine the legal antecedents for the biblical laws. Following on from his 2006 work, Berossus and Genesis, Manetho and Exodus, Gmirkin...

Biblical Interpretation Beyond Historicity: Changing Perspectives 7

Biblical Interpretation Beyond Historicity: Changing Perspectives 7

1st Edition

Ingrid Hjelm, Thomas Thompson
December 12, 2019

Biblical Interpretation beyond Historicity evaluates the new perspectives that have emerged since the crisis over historicity in the 1970s and 80s in the field of biblical scholarship. Several new studies in the field, as well as the ‘deconstructive’ side of literary criticism that emerged from...

History, Archaeology and The Bible Forty Years After Historicity: Changing Perspectives 6

History, Archaeology and The Bible Forty Years After Historicity: Changing Perspectives 6

1st Edition

Ingrid Hjelm, Thomas L. Thompson
December 12, 2019

In History, Archaeology and the Bible Forty Years after "Historicity", Hjelm and Thompson argue that a ‘crisis’ broke in the 1970s, when several new studies of biblical history and archaeology were published, questioning the historical-critical method of biblical scholarship. The crisis formed the...

Argonauts of the Desert: Structural Analysis of the Hebrew Bible

Argonauts of the Desert: Structural Analysis of the Hebrew Bible

1st Edition

Philippe Wajdenbaum
December 12, 2019

'Argonauts of the Desert' presents a revolutionary new commentary on the Bible and its origins, arguing that most biblical stories and laws were inspired by Greek literature. From Genesis to Kings, the books of the Bible may have been written by a single author, a Hellenized Judean scholar who used...

Biblical Narrative and Palestine's History: Changing Perspectives 2

Biblical Narrative and Palestine's History: Changing Perspectives 2

2nd Edition

Thomas L. Thompson
December 12, 2019

Modern biblical scholarship's commitment to the historical-critical method in its efforts to write a history of Israel has created the central and unavoidable problem of writing an objective and critical history of Palestine through the biblical literature with the methods of Biblical Archaeology....

Biblical Studies and the Failure of History: Changing Perspectives 3

Biblical Studies and the Failure of History: Changing Perspectives 3

1st Edition

Niels Peter Lemche
December 12, 2019

Until the 1970s biblical studies belonged to the historical-critical school and had reached a point where all problems were believed to have been solved. Then all assumptions began to be turned on their head. Previously, historical studies constituted the backbone of biblical studies; now, every...

Jeremiah in History and Tradition

Jeremiah in History and Tradition

1st Edition

Jim West, Niels Peter Lemche
October 15, 2019

Jeremiah in History and Tradition examines aspects of the Book of Jeremiah from a variety of perspectives including historical, textual, redaction, and feminist criticism, as well as the history of its reception. The book looks afresh at the Book of Jeremiah through the lens of intertextuality...

Archaeology, Heritage and Ethics in the Western Wall Plaza, Jerusalem: Darkness at the End of the Tunnel

Archaeology, Heritage and Ethics in the Western Wall Plaza, Jerusalem: Darkness at the End of the Tunnel

1st Edition

Raz Kletter
August 02, 2019

This volume is a critical study of recent archaeology in the Western Wall Plaza area, Jerusalem. Considered one of the holiest places on Earth for Jews and Muslims, it is also a place of controversy, where the State marks ‘our’ remains for preservation and adoration and ‘theirs’ for silencing....

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