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The Fabric of history [electronic resource] : text, artifact, and Israel's past / edited by Diana Vikander Edelman.

Contributor(s): Edelman, Diana Vikander, 1954-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 127.Publisher: Sheffield, England : JSOT Press, c1991Description: 1 online resource (148 p.).ISBN: 9780567491107 (electronic bk.); 0567491102 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Jews -- History -- To 586 B.C. -- Historiography -- Congresses | Palestine -- History -- To 70 A.D. -- Historiography -- Congresses | Palestine -- Antiquities -- Congresses | Bible. Old Testament -- History of Biblical events -- Congresses | Historiography | Jews | Juifs -- Historiographie -- Congr�es | Juifs -- Histoire -- Jusqu'�a 586 av. J.-C. -- Congr�es | Palestine -- Antiquit�es -- Congr�es | Palestine -- Histoire -- Jusqu'�a 70 -- Congr�es | RELIGION -- Judaism -- Sacred Writings | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament | Bijbelse geschiedenis | Geschiedschrijving | Palestine History, B.C.1225 - B.C.922Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Fabric of history.DDC classification: 221.9072 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Doing history in biblical studies / Diana Edelman -- From history to interpretation / Ernst Axel Knauf -- Text, context and referent in Israelite historiography / Thomas L. Thompson -- Is it possible to write a history of Israel without relying on the Hebrew Bible? / J. Maxwell Miller -- Archaeology, material culture and the early monarchical period in Israel / William G. Dever -- The role of archaeological and literary remains in reconstructing Israel's history / G�osta W. Ahlstr�om.
Summary: Six scholars explore the nature of history and historical reconstruction and the place of history within biblical studies. The uncritical use of both text and artifact that continues to dominate histories of Israel and Judah testifies to the need for a wider grassroots awareness of the basic issues involved in doing history as a biblical scholar. A growing number of scholars are questioning the theoretical underpinnings of the main 'schools' of research and are calling for an approach that makes a more critical evaluation of both textual and artifactual material before using it in historical r.
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Doing history in biblical studies / Diana Edelman -- From history to interpretation / Ernst Axel Knauf -- Text, context and referent in Israelite historiography / Thomas L. Thompson -- Is it possible to write a history of Israel without relying on the Hebrew Bible? / J. Maxwell Miller -- Archaeology, material culture and the early monarchical period in Israel / William G. Dever -- The role of archaeological and literary remains in reconstructing Israel's history / G�osta W. Ahlstr�om.

Six scholars explore the nature of history and historical reconstruction and the place of history within biblical studies. The uncritical use of both text and artifact that continues to dominate histories of Israel and Judah testifies to the need for a wider grassroots awareness of the basic issues involved in doing history as a biblical scholar. A growing number of scholars are questioning the theoretical underpinnings of the main 'schools' of research and are calling for an approach that makes a more critical evaluation of both textual and artifactual material before using it in historical r.

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