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Myth and history in the Bible [electronic resource] / Giovanni Garbini ; translated by Chiara Peri.

By: Garbini, Giovanni.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 362.Publisher: London ; New York : Sheffield Academic Press, c2003Description: 1 online resource (viii, 149 p.).ISBN: 9780567608864 (electronic bk.); 0567608867 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bible. Old Testament -- History of Biblical events | Bible. Old Testament -- Historiography | Myth in the Bible | Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible. A.T. -- Histoire des �ev�enements bibliques | Bible. A.T. -- Historiographie | Bible. A.T. -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Mythe dans la Bible | RELIGION -- Biblical Reference -- Quotations | Oude Testament | Geschiedschrijving | MythevormingGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Myth and history in the Bible.DDC classification: 220.67 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Foreword; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 THE MYTHS OF THE ORIGINS OF ISRAEL; Chapter 2 CAIN'S IMPUNITY; Chapter 3 ABRAHAM AND DAMASCUS; Chapter 4 REUBEN'S INCEST AND THE CONTESTED PRIMOGENITURE; Chapter 5 MOSES AND THE LAW; Chapter 6 DAVIDIC TRADITIONS; Chapter 7 THE CALF OF BETHEL; Chapter 8 EZRA'S BIRTH; Chapter 9 BIRTH AND DEATH OF A MESSIAH; Chapter 10 THE END OF MYTH; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.
Summary: The Old Testament, and biblical scholarship itself, distinguishes between mythical and historical. This book argues that only historical thing in the Bible is the Bible itself, a superb product of Jewish thought. What is narrated in the Bible is only myth. But this myth about Israel's past was still built with fragments of history, or rather with written traditions that were different from those expressed in the actual text, and obviously more ancient. These essays follow in the spirit of his controversial History and Ideology in Ancient Israel, which combine detailed philological reseaerch, a.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [140]-143) and indexes.

Foreword; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 THE MYTHS OF THE ORIGINS OF ISRAEL; Chapter 2 CAIN'S IMPUNITY; Chapter 3 ABRAHAM AND DAMASCUS; Chapter 4 REUBEN'S INCEST AND THE CONTESTED PRIMOGENITURE; Chapter 5 MOSES AND THE LAW; Chapter 6 DAVIDIC TRADITIONS; Chapter 7 THE CALF OF BETHEL; Chapter 8 EZRA'S BIRTH; Chapter 9 BIRTH AND DEATH OF A MESSIAH; Chapter 10 THE END OF MYTH; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.

The Old Testament, and biblical scholarship itself, distinguishes between mythical and historical. This book argues that only historical thing in the Bible is the Bible itself, a superb product of Jewish thought. What is narrated in the Bible is only myth. But this myth about Israel's past was still built with fragments of history, or rather with written traditions that were different from those expressed in the actual text, and obviously more ancient. These essays follow in the spirit of his controversial History and Ideology in Ancient Israel, which combine detailed philological reseaerch, a.

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