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Representing the past [electronic resource] : a literary analysis of narrative historiography in the book of Samuel / by Rachelle Gilmour.

By: Gilmour, Rachelle.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Supplements to Vetus Testamentum: v. 143.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011Description: 1 online resource (xii, 333 p.).ISBN: 9789004203419 (electronic bk.); 9004203419 (electronic bk.).Other title: Literary analysis of narrative historiography in the book of Samuel.Subject(s): Bible. Samuel -- Criticism, Narrative | Jews -- History -- 1200-953 B.C. -- Historiography | Bible. Samuel -- History of Biblical events | Bible. O.T. Samuel -- Criticism, Narrative | Bible. O.T. Samuel -- Historiography | Bible. O.T. Samuel -- History of Biblical events | Jews -- History -- 1200-953 B.C. -- Historiography | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old TestamentGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Representing the past.DDC classification: 222/.4067 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- Causation -- Meaning and significance -- Moral, political and theological evaluation -- Coherence and contradictions -- Conclusion.
Summary: Eschewing both so-called minimalist and maximalist readings, this volume advocates an understanding of the book of Samuel as ancient narrative historiography that must be understood according to its own conception and ideology of history before being judged as a historical source. This study shows how narrative strategies and literary embellishment, unaccustomed in modern historiography, are used to express familiar historical concepts such as causation, meaning and evaluation of the past. The requirements for historical accuracy within the book 's cultural milieu are investigated through anal.
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Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Sydney, 2010.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-320) and indexes.

Introduction -- Causation -- Meaning and significance -- Moral, political and theological evaluation -- Coherence and contradictions -- Conclusion.

Eschewing both so-called minimalist and maximalist readings, this volume advocates an understanding of the book of Samuel as ancient narrative historiography that must be understood according to its own conception and ideology of history before being judged as a historical source. This study shows how narrative strategies and literary embellishment, unaccustomed in modern historiography, are used to express familiar historical concepts such as causation, meaning and evaluation of the past. The requirements for historical accuracy within the book 's cultural milieu are investigated through anal.

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