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Writing the history of Israel [electronic resource] / Diane Banks.

By: Banks, Diane, 1942-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies: 438.Publisher: New York ; London : T. & T. Clark, c2006Description: 1 online resource (xi, 248 p.).ISBN: 9780567449542 (electronic bk.); 0567449548 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bible. Old Testament -- Historiography | Jews -- History -- To 70 A.D. -- Historiography | Old Testament scholars -- History | Palestine -- History -- To 70 A.D. -- Historiography | Jews | Old Testament scholars | RELIGION -- Judaism -- Sacred Writings | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament | Bijbelse geschiedenis | Geschiedwetenschap | PalestinaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Writing the history of Israel.DDC classification: 221.9/50072022 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- Historiography in nineteenth-century Germany -- Julius Wellhausen and the Prolegomena to the history of Israel -- Historiography in Germany and the United States to World War II -- Biblical history at mid-century : John Bright and Martin Noth -- Historiography and controversy in the recent past -- Writing Israel's history today -- Conclusion.
Summary: No biblical historian is included in the standard dictionaries of historians. Banks' study examines the boundaries as well as the links that exists between history writing in biblical studies and the practice of history in university departments of history. She argues that while the influence of the profession of writing history is apparent, there are countervailing forces as well. The presupposition that the Bible is a book of history conditions the outcome of historical research in biblical studies. Banks argues that Julius Wellhausen's history of Israel set in motion the general tendency to.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- Historiography in nineteenth-century Germany -- Julius Wellhausen and the Prolegomena to the history of Israel -- Historiography in Germany and the United States to World War II -- Biblical history at mid-century : John Bright and Martin Noth -- Historiography and controversy in the recent past -- Writing Israel's history today -- Conclusion.

No biblical historian is included in the standard dictionaries of historians. Banks' study examines the boundaries as well as the links that exists between history writing in biblical studies and the practice of history in university departments of history. She argues that while the influence of the profession of writing history is apparent, there are countervailing forces as well. The presupposition that the Bible is a book of history conditions the outcome of historical research in biblical studies. Banks argues that Julius Wellhausen's history of Israel set in motion the general tendency to.

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