Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Biblical Narratives, Archaeology and Historicity (Thompson Festschrift) (T&T Clark)

Biblical Narratives, Archaeology and Historicity

Essays In Honour of Thomas L. Thompson

Emanuel Pfoh (Anthology Editor), Lukasz Niesiolowski-Spanò (Anthology Editor)



Ebook (PDF)

Published Nov 14 2019
Format Hardback
Edition 1st
Extent 328
ISBN 9780567686565
Imprint T&T Clark
Dimensions 9 x 6 inches
Series The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing


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.

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