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Biblical Narratives, Archaeology and Historicity: Essays in Honour of Thomas L. Thompson (Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament | LHBOTS)

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This volume collects essays from an international body of leading scholars in Old Testament studies, focused upon the key concepts of the question of historicity of biblical stories, the archaeology of Israel/Palestine during the Bronze and Iron Ages, and the nature of biblical narratives and related literature.

As a celebration of the extensive body of Thomas L. Thompson's work, these essays enable a threefold perspective on biblical narratives. Beginning with 'method', the contributors discuss archaeology, cultural memory, epistemology, and sociology of knowledge, before moving to 'history, historiography and archaeology' and close analysis of the Qumran Writings, Josephus and biblical rewritings. Finally the argument turn to the narratives themselves, exploring topics including the possibility of invented myth, the genre of Judges and the depiction of Moses in the Qu'ran. Presenting an interdisciplinary analysis of the historical issues concerning ancient Israel/Palestine, this volume creates an updated body of reference to fifty years' worth of scholarship.

  • Explores studies such as the archaeology of the Levant, questions of history and historiography, and themes related to the biblical narratives
  • Constitutes a work that pays homage to the scholarly achievements of Thomas L. Thompson
  • Provides a list of books, articles and book reviews written by Thomas L. Thompson

Part 1: Method

  • The City of David as a Palimpsest - Margreet L. Steiner
  • Living in the Past? Keeping Up-To-Date in Ancient Near Eastern Studies - Raz Kletter
  • What People Want to Believe: Or Fighting Against ‘ultural Memory’ - Niels Peter Lemche
  • The Need for a Comprehensive Sociology of Knowledge of Biblical and Archaeological Studies of the Southern Levant - Emanuel Pfoh

PART 2: History, Histiography and Archaeology

  • The Abraham and Esau-Jacob Stories in the Context of the Maccabean Period - Lukasz Niesiolowski-Spanò
  • Tell Balata (Shechem): An Archaeological and Historical Reassessment - Hamdan Taha
  • ‘Solomon’ (Shalmaneser III) and the Emergence of Judah as an Independent Kingdom - Russell Gmirkin
  • On the Pre-Exilic Gap between Israel and Judah - Étienne Nodet
  • Perceptions of Israel’s Past in Qumran Writings: Between Myth and Historiography, Jesper Høgenhaven
  • Is Josephus’s John the Baptist Passage a Chronologically Dislocated Story of the Death of Hyrcanus II? - Greg Doudna
  • Thompson’s Jesus: Staring Down the Wishing Well - Jim West
  • The Qur’an as Biblical Rewriting - Mogens Müller

PART 3: Biblical Narratives

  • The Food of Life and the Food of Death in Texts from the Old Testament and the Ancient Near East - Ingrid Hjelm
  • A Gate in Gaza: An Essay on the Reception of Tall Tales - Jack M. Sasson
  • Deborah’s Topical Song: Remarks on the Gattung of Judges 5 - Bob Becking
  • How Jerusalem’s Temple Was Aligned to Moses’ Tabernacle: About the Historical Power of an Invented Myth - Rainer Albertz
  • Can the Book of Nehemiah Be Used as an Historical Source, and If So, of What? - Lisbeth S. Fried
  • Chronicles’ Reshaping of Memories of Ancestors Populating Genesis - Ehud Ben Zvi
  • The Book of Proverbs and Hesiod’s Works and Days - Philippe Wajdenbaum
  • The Villain ‘Samaritan’: The Samiri as the Other Moses in Qur'anic Exegesis, Joshua Sabih
  • Title: Biblical Narratives, Archaeology and Historicity: Essays in Honour of Thomas L. Thompson
  • Author: Emanuel Pfoh
  • Series: Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Print Publication Date: 2019
  • Logos Release Date: 2019
  • Pages: 328
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-01-26T22:16:42Z

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Digital list price: $28.99
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