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The Tragedy in History: Herodotus and the Deuteronomistic History
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The Tragedy in History: Herodotus and the Deuteronomistic History

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Sheffield Academic Press 1997

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Overview

In this challenging new work, Nielsen compares Herodotus with Old Testament historiography as represented by the so-called Deuteronomistic History. He finds in the Old Testament evidence of a tragic form like that encountered in Herodotus's Histories. Nielsen begins by outlining Herodotus's Greek context with its roots in Ionic natural philosophy, the epic tradition and Attic tragedy, and goes on to analyze in some detail the outworking of the Herodotean tragedy. Against that background, the Deuteronomistic History is to be viewed as an ancient Near Eastern historiographic text in the tragic tradition.

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  • Title: The Tragedy in History: Herodotus and the Deuteronomistic History
  • Author: Flemming A. J. Nielsen
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Pages: 251

About Flemming A. J. Nielsen

Flemming A. J. Nielsen is Research Assistant in Old Testament, Department of Biblical Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

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