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Bibil Identifier bibil:117194
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) On the Problems of Reconstructing Pre-Hellenistic Israelite (Palestinian) History
Author Lemche, Niels Peter
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 3, Issue: 1)
2nd Publication On the problems of reconstructing per-Hellenistic Israelites (Palestinian) history
Year (Publication) 2000
Year (Copyright) 2000
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2000
Year (Reference) 2000
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 14 pages.
Abstract The biblical picture of ancient Israel does not fit in, but is contrary to any image of ancient Palestinian society that can be established on the basis of ancient sources from Palestine or referring to Palestine. There is no way this image in the Bible can be reconciled with the historical past of the region. And if this is the case, we should give up the hope that we can reconstruct pre-Hellenistic history on the basis of the Old Testament. It is simply an invented history with only a few referents to things that really happened or existed. From an historian's point of view, ancient Israel is a monstrous creature. It is something sprung out of the fantasy of biblical historiographers and their modern paraphrasers, i.e., the historical-critical scholars of the last two hundred years.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel
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