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Berossus and Genesis, Manetho and Exodus [electronic resource] : Hellenistic histories and the date of the Pentateuch / Russell E. Gmirkin.

By: Gmirkin, Russell E, 1954-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies: 433.; Copenhagen international seminar: 15.; T & T Clark library of biblical studies: Publisher: New York : T & T Clark, c2006Description: 1 online resource (xii, 332 p.).ISBN: 9780567134394 (electronic bk.); 0567134393 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bible. Pentateuch -- Authorship | Greek literature, Hellenistic -- History and criticism | Berosus, the Chaldean. Babyl�oniaka | Manetho. Aegyptiaca | Documentary hypothesis (Pentateuchal criticism) | Greek literature, Hellenistic | B�erose, de Babylone. Babyl*oniaka | Manetho. Aegyptiaca | Bible. A.T. Pentateuque -- Authenticit�e | Litt�erature grecque hell�enistique -- Histoire et critique | Th�eorie documentaire (Critique du Pentateuque) | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament | ToraGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Berossus and Genesis, Manetho and Exodus.DDC classification: 222/.1066 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Methodology and history of scholarship -- The documentary hypothesis -- Hecataeus of Abdera -- Aristobulus and the Septuagint -- Berossus and Genesis -- The table of nations -- Manetho and the Hyksos -- Manetho and the polluted Egyptians -- Nectanebos and Moses -- The route of the Exodus -- Date and authorship of the Pentateuch.
Summary: Berossus and Genesis, Manetho and Exodus proposes a provocative new theory regarding the date and circumstances of the composition of the Pentateuch. Gmirkin argues that the Hebrew Pentateuch was composed in its entirety about 273-272 BCE by Jewish scholars at Alexandria that later traditions credited with the Septuagint translation of the Pentateuch into Greek. The primary evidence is literary dependence of Gen. 1-11 on Berossus' Babyloniaca (278 BCE) and of the Exodus story on Manetho's Aegyptiaca (c. 285-280 BCE), and the geo-political data contained in the Table of Nations. A number of ind.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-309) and indexes.

Methodology and history of scholarship -- The documentary hypothesis -- Hecataeus of Abdera -- Aristobulus and the Septuagint -- Berossus and Genesis -- The table of nations -- Manetho and the Hyksos -- Manetho and the polluted Egyptians -- Nectanebos and Moses -- The route of the Exodus -- Date and authorship of the Pentateuch.

Berossus and Genesis, Manetho and Exodus proposes a provocative new theory regarding the date and circumstances of the composition of the Pentateuch. Gmirkin argues that the Hebrew Pentateuch was composed in its entirety about 273-272 BCE by Jewish scholars at Alexandria that later traditions credited with the Septuagint translation of the Pentateuch into Greek. The primary evidence is literary dependence of Gen. 1-11 on Berossus' Babyloniaca (278 BCE) and of the Exodus story on Manetho's Aegyptiaca (c. 285-280 BCE), and the geo-political data contained in the Table of Nations. A number of ind.

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