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Secrets of the times [electronic resource] : myth and history in biblical chronology / Jeremy Hughes.

By: Hughes, Jeremy.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 66.Publisher: Sheffield : JSOT Press, c1990Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 315 p.).ISBN: 9780567629302 (electronic bk.); 0567629309 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bible. Old Testament -- Chronology | Bible. Old Testament -- History of Biblical events | Bible. A.T. -- Histoire des �ev�enements bibliques | RELIGION -- Judaism -- Sacred Writings | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament | Oude Testament | Chronologie | Bijbelse geschiedenis | Altes Testament | Bibel | Chronologie | Biblische Chronologie | Bible O.T. HistoricityGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Secrets of the times.DDC classification: 221.1 Other classification: 11.42 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; 2 The Priestly chronology of the world; 3 The Deuteronomistic chronology of Israel; 4 The original chronology of the book of Kings; 5 The historical chronology of Israel and Judah; 6 From P to Ussher; 7 Conclusion; Bibliography; Index of ancient text references; Index of subjects; Index of modern authors.
Summary: This book is concerned primarily with the chronology of the Hebrew Bible in its various textual forms. The central thesis is that these chronologies are essentially schematic and may be seen as mythical expressions of a belief that human history is ordered according to a divine plan.
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Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D. - Oxford University, 1986).

Includes bibliographical references.

Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; 2 The Priestly chronology of the world; 3 The Deuteronomistic chronology of Israel; 4 The original chronology of the book of Kings; 5 The historical chronology of Israel and Judah; 6 From P to Ussher; 7 Conclusion; Bibliography; Index of ancient text references; Index of subjects; Index of modern authors.

This book is concerned primarily with the chronology of the Hebrew Bible in its various textual forms. The central thesis is that these chronologies are essentially schematic and may be seen as mythical expressions of a belief that human history is ordered according to a divine plan.

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