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Rethinking Biblical Scholarship: Changing Perspectives 4 (Philip R Davies) Hardcover Book, (Acumen Publishing, 2013) 9781844657278


Title: Rethinking Biblical Scholarship: Changing Perspectives 4

Author: Davies, Philip R

Publisher: Acumen Publishing; Publication Date: 2013

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781844657278

Volumes: 1; Pages: 288

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Rethinking Biblical Scholarship brings together seminal essays to provide readers with an assessment of the archaeological and exegetical research which has transformed the discipline of biblical studies over the last two decades. The essays focus on history and historiography, exploring how scholarly constructs and ideologies mould historical, literary and cultural data and shape scholarly discourse. Most of the essays illustrate the development of what has been called a 'minimalist' methodology. Among the many central topics examined are the formation of the Jewish scriptural canon and how the concepts of 'prophecy' and 'apocalypse' illuminate the emergence of Judaism in the late Persian and Hellenistic periods.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Niels Peter Lemche

PART I: ON METHOD

1. Do Old Testament Studies Need a Dictionary?

2. Whose History? Whose Israel? Whose Bible? Biblical Histories, Ancient and Modern

3. What Is Minimalism, and Why Do So Many People Dislike It?

4. A House Built on Sand

PART II: HISTORY

5. The Origin of Biblical Israel

6. Bytdwd and Swkt Dwyd: A Comparison

7. God of Cyrus, God of Israel: Some Religio-Historical Reflections on Isaiah 40-55

8. Scenes from the Early History of Judaism

9. Josiah and the Law Book

10. Judaeans in Egypt: Hebrew and Greek Stories

PART III: PROPHECY AND APOCALYPTIC

11. Amos, Man and Book Pen of Iron, Point of Diamond' (Jer 17:1): Prophecy as Writing

12. Reading Daniel Sociologically

13. The Scribal School of Daniel

14. And Enoch Was Not, for Genesis Took Him

15. "Divination", "Apocalyptic" and Sectarianism in Early Judaism

PART IV: CANON

16. What Is a Bible?

17. 'The Jewish Scriptural Canon in Cultural Perspective

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