This work investigates the reliability of Moses, Joshua, Elijah, and Elisha as they are presented in biblical history. Biblical scholarship often examines textual traditions, archaeology, and the historical context, but spends little time seeking to understand the characters themselves as they are portrayed in the biblical narrative. There is also a marked tendency to idealize characters such as Moses, Joshua, Elijah, and Elisha by emphasizing their positive aspects, and minimizing their negative aspects. This volume intends to correct that, and tries to see the key figures in Israel’s history for who they really are.
- Examination of Jewish history and historiography
- Study the roles of key biblical characters in a new light
- In depth studies around subjective characterization of biblical figures
- All Scripture references are linked to Hebrew texts and English Bible translations in your library
- Title: Reliable Characters in the Primary History: Profiles of Moses, Joshua, Elijah and Elisha
- Author: Paul J. Kissling
- Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
- Publication Date: 1996
- Pages: 220
About Paul J. Kissling
Paul J. Kissling is Professor of Old Testament and Director of Research for TCM International's Institute near Vienna, Austria. He has served for over 25 years as a minister and elder in Christian Churches in Michigan, Illinois, and England. Paul received the bachelor's degree from Great Lakes Christian College, the M.Div. from Lincoln Christian Seminary, the Th.M. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and the Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield (England). Paul has taught and preached in more than 20 countries and is the author of several books and articles in both scholarly and popular publications. He is the author of the College Press NIV Commentary: Genesis.